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Homemade Spicy Sweet Chili Sauce

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Whether you use it as a dip or in a sauce, this Spicy Sweet Chili Sauce is simple and so incredibly delicious! Garlic simmers with rice vinegar, tamari, samba oelek and marmalade for a sauce that has perfect flavor and consistency.
Course condiments
Cuisine Thai
Keyword chili, homemade, sauce, spicy, sweet
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Servings 24 servings
Calories 40
Author Laurie McNamara


  • 3/4 teaspoon light olive oil
  • 3 cloves minced fresh garlic
  • 1/2 cup unseasoned rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons low-sodium tamari or low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup sambal oelek
  • 1 cup orange marmalade use sugar free for low-carb version!


  • In a medium skillet, sauté the garlic in the olive oil for 1 to 2 minutes over medium heat or until softened and aromatic.
  • Whisk in the rice vinegar and tamari. Simmer for 4 to 6 minutes.
  • Then whisk in the sambal oelek and simmer for 2 to 3 minutes. Lastly stir in the marmalade and simmer for 5 more minutes before allowing to cool completely and storing in an air-tight container.
  • Keep refrigerated for 2 to 4 months or longer. This can also be frozen.


Serving: 1tablespoon | Calories: 40kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 92mg | Potassium: 24mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 16IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 1mg