Here’s how to make Thai Sweet Chili Sauce that’s completely Sugar Free and Starch Free!
Sugar Free Sweet Chili Sauce
That’s right! This recipe does not use any sugar whatsoever! It thickens up and gets sticky when heated, it’s sweet and spicy, just like it should be! You can use this sugar free sweet chili sauce and cook it down with any meals or you can use it as a dipping sauce.
In Japan, we don’t have many liquid sweeteners available so I couldn’t come up with a recipe using those. That’s when I came across Mellissa’s recipe for Sweet Chili Dipping Sauce as she uses orange marmalade which I thought was absolutely genius! Marmalade has the same consistency as honey and thickens up nicely when heated so it was a perfect match!
I added a few ingredients to make it more red in colour, more spicy and taste a bit more like the one they sell in Japan! I can’t wait to make something like egg rolls and dip it in this amazing sugar free sweet chili sauce!
Here’s how to make Homemade Sweet Chili Sauce
Making this Thai Sweet Chili Sauce is incredibly easy. You don’t need any special equipment and you don’t need to cook it down. Add all of the ingredients in a bowl and you just need to mix everything together! How easy is that? Make this homemade sweet chili sauce and you’re set for any kind of Asian dish!
For the orange marmalade, make sure you use some that’s completely sugar free! Some have hidden fake sugars like aspartame, maltodextrin or sucralose so you really do have to look in the ingredients to see what they are. The one I found in Japan only had orange juice, peel, lemon and pectin with no sugar added!
I make a big batch of this sauce and add it to a glass pickling jar that I keep in the fridge. Since it uses orange marmalade, it does tend to keep a while. You don’t need to add a lot, depending on what you’re making of course, and the best trick I have for you is to let it cook down with your protein and veggies.
The longer it cooks, the thicker and stickier the sauce gets. Feel free to add more chili pepper flakes or chili oil to this recipe if you think that it’s not spicy enough. Depending on the dish I’m making, I may or may not add a tsp of pepper flakes to the recipe.
My favourite Sweet Chili Sauce Recipes
I have been using this sweet chili sauce recipe to make different Asian dishes for a while now! You can check out my recipe for Sweet Chili Chicken which uses my Paleo Fried Chicken and this sauce. I’ve also made it with some shrimp and veggies, which I’ll upload the recipe a bit later this month. You can coat some shrimp with my Keto Tempura batter and cook the shrimp tempura down with this sauce!
You can coat baked chicken wings, pour it over baked salmon, or even use it as a dipping sauce for egg rolls and the likes! If you eat paleo, dip some sweet potatoes in there and you will have your mind completely blown! Now that you know how to make Thai Sweet Chili Sauce, what dishes will you make with it?
Thai Sweet Chili Sauce
A delicious sticky sauce with no added sugar or starch!
Add all of the ingredients into a bowl and mix together with a whisk or fork. The sauce is now ready to be added to any dish. Keep in a Tupperware in the fridge for 3-4 weeks.