Recipe: Homemade Sweet Chili Sauce from IslandVittles

As far as I’m concerned there is nothing more gratifying than a spicy sauce, even if it’s packed with calories.

Homemade Sweet Chili Sauce

Homemade Sweet Chili Sauce

Fortunately, this recipe for a sweet chili sauce is low in calories and can be served with almost anything. I can taste its lovely heat with chicken, beef, and pork. We dipped skewers lined with cod, colorful red peppers, and tender zucchini into our bowls of sauce.

Not into meat? How about serving it with stir fried vegetables and brown rice?

According to Island Vittles, you can keep this sauce in the frig for several weeks. Don’t worry about dumping it down the disposal, our jar was gone in a few days. I call that testimony to a good sauce.

Seafood Kabobs and Homemade Sweet Chili Sauce

Seafood Kabobs and Homemade Sweet Chili Sauce

Nice job to IslandVittles for providing us with a terrific, low calorie sauce!

Homemade Sweet Chili Sauce from IslandVittles
  • 2 medium red chilis, or 1 tablespoon dried red peppers
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon fish sauce
  • ½ teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • ¾ cup water
  1. Split the chilis and remove seeds. Puree chilis, garlic, vinegar, sugar and salt. Pour into a pan and add ¾ cup water and cornstarch. Bring the mixture to a bowl over medium high heat, then reduce to low and stir until sauce thickens. Remove and seal in a jar. Will keep for up to six weeks.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 4

Nutrition Per 1/4 cup serving:

Calories: 78, Weight Watchers PointsPlus  2
Total Fat: 0.01g
Cholesterol: —
Sodium: 621mg
Total Carbs: 19.42g
Dietary Fiber: 0.07g
Sugars: 16.73g
Protein: 0.19g

Nutrition details obtained from,,, and The statements made here are strictly my opinion and are not meant to replace medical advice from your physician. Please see disclaimer for further details. Nutrition information is compiled with MacGourmet. If you find discrepancies, please let me know. It’s important to  me that I provide you with accurate information.

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    • says

      I’ve tried it before, but you need really meaty pieces of fish that won’t fall apart and cut them a bit bigger and the vegetables smaller so they cook evenly. Oil the grill well too, or they can stick and fall apart. :)

  1. Karen (Back Road Journal) says

    I am definitely going to try that sauce. Hot and sweet go so well with food cooked on the grill. As a bonus it not that high in calories.

  2. Sally Smith says

    Really looking delicious and yummy this dish with chili . Even my all friends love it. i’ll definitely recommend this site to my friends and i have also bookmarked it.

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