Best Ways To Use Sweet Chili Sauce

Best Ways To Use Sweet Chili Sauce

Best Ways To Use Sweet Chili Sauce

Oh the love affair we all have with a good sweet chili sauce.  It's got to be sweet yet tangy and savory with a meaningful chili kick (not overwhelmingly spicy but you've got to experience a good bit of oomph).  Most sweet chili sauces are Asian in origin and are made with a combination of chilis including Fresno and Thai chilis, fresh garlic, rice wine vinegar or citrus juices, sugar for the sweetness and may contain other ingredients including ginger or fish sauce.  

Over the years, here at Wozz, we have developed a few sweet chili sauces including our Asian inspired Sweet Chili Orange Sesame Sauce, our Thai Hot Pepper Jelly, and our Vietnamese Mint Lime and Chili Sauce.  All 3 of these sauces are made with fresh non GMO ingredients including fresh chilis and fresh garlic so they taste fresh, vibrant, are layered with umami flavor and of course all display a nice moderate level of chili kick (with no added preservatives or junk).

Whether you have any of our sweet chili sauces in your fridge or a different brand or you make your own, here are our favorite ways to use sweet chili sauce.

1.  Sweet Chili Sauce as A Dipping Sauce For Coconut Shrimp

Nothing is as delicious as crispy coconut shrimp dipped in sweet chili sauce!  Great for game day, as a holiday appetizer or just everyday entertaining.

Pictured Below:  Coconut Shrimp Dipped in Wozz Sweet Chili Orange Sesame Sauce

Coconut Shrimp Dipped In Sweet Chili Sauce

2.  As A Sweet Chili Glazing Sauce For Salmon

Many of our customers love to use our Thai Hot Pepper Jelly and our Sweet Chili Orange Sesame Sauce on salmon.  Simply cook your salmon to your liking and finish with the sauce poured over top and popped under the broiler for a few minutes for a delicious sweet chili glaze. 

Pictured Below:  Sweet Chili Glazed Salmon Bowls

Sweet Chili Glazed Salmon Bowls 

3.  Sweet Chili Sauce For Chinese Orange Chicken

Copycat recipe right here.  If you love General Tso's Chicken (Chinese Orange Chicken) like we do, then this recipe below is just what you need.  Instead of ordering out this weekend, you can make this right at home.  

Pictured Below: Chinese Orange Chicken with Sweet Orange Sesame Chili Sauce

Chinese Orange Chicken with Sweet Orange Sesame Chili Sauce 

4.  Make a Sweet Chili Dressing For Noodle Salads

Our Sweet Chili Orange Sesame Sauce is made with fresh orange, sesame oil, fresh lime, fresh chili and it has a nice balance of sweet heat but it's citrusy and bright so it makes a wonderful dressing for Asian noodle salads.  If you have straight up sweet chili sauce, you can always add a little rice wine vinegar or fresh lime to liven up your sauce to use as a salad dressing.  

Pictured Below:  Vermicelli Noodle Salad with Shrimp and Sweet Chili Dressing

Shrimp and Vermicelli Noodle Salad with Sweet Chili Dressing

5.  Use A Sweet Chili Sauce For Dipping Potstickers, Dumplings, Spring Rolls or Rice Paper Rolls

Sweet chili sauce is a classic dipping sauce for so many appetizers from potstickers to spring rolls to wontons to chicken fingers and crab rangoons.  A great alternative to traditional duck sauce.  We love it with rice paper rolls. Our Vietnamese Mint Lime and Chili Sauce and our Sweet Chili Orange Sesame Sauce are both our favorite dipping sauces here at Wozz.

Pictured Below:  Shrimp Rice Paper Rolls with 3 Wozz! Dipping Sauces:  Sweet Chili Orange Sesame Sauce, Vietnamese Mint Lime Chili Sauce and Japanese Sesame Miso Sauce

Rice Paper Rolls with Sweet Chili Dipping Sauce

6. Use As A Stir Fry Sauce

You can use sweet chili sauce as an ingredient to add to any stir fry from beef and broccoli to tofu and veggies. Adding additional ingredients to the sauce including soy sauce, fresh garlic, ginger or sesame oil can add additional layers of flavor to your sweet chili stir fry.  Our favorite pick for stir fry's is our Sweet Chili Orange Sesame Sauce because it's layered with fresh orange citrus, sesame oil, fresh garlic and organic tamari.

Pictured Below: Spicy Orange Beef with Green Beans Stir-Fry made with Sweet Chili Orange Sesame Sauce   

7. A Sweet and Sour Chili Sauce For Meatballs

Toss meatballs in a sweet chili sauce for the perfect party food or serve over rice for an easy weeknight meal.  You can also use any leftovers to make a meatball sub.  

Pictured Below:  Thai Hot Pepper Jelly Chicken Meatball Sub {Banh Mi Style}

Thai Hot Pepper Jelly Meatball Sub

8. A Dipping Sauce For Chicken Tenders or Grilled Chicken Skewers

9. As A Sweet Chili Dressing For A Thai Chicken Salad

A Thai chicken salad is made with lettuce, cilantro, shaved cabbage, bean sprouts, grape tomatoes, cashews, cucumber and red onion.  Shredded chicken breasts is added to the salad and it's dressed in a tangy sweet chili citrus dressing.  You can add rice wine vinegar, lime juice or fresh orange juice to sweet chili sauce and dress this salad.  

10. Drizzle Sweet Chili Sauce over Thai Fish Cakes 

Thai fish cakes are made with flaky white fish cut into chunks and mixed with red curry paste, cilantro, egg whites, corn flour, lime juice and fish sauce.  They are pan fried and served with a side of sweet chili sauce for dipping.  They are delish.

11. A Dipping Sauce For Potato Wedges or Topping For Baked Potato

Instead of ketchup, serve potato wedges or top a baked potato with sweet chili sauce and sour cream.  A pub food favorite. 

Pictured Below:  Crispy Potato Wedges with Thai Hot Pepper Jelly Chili Sauce and Sour Cream

Potato Wedges with Sweet Chili Sauce 

12.  Drizzle over Pulled Pork Sandwiches or Vietnamese Pork Bowls

A good sweet chili sauce is delicious drizzled over pulled pork or used as a salad dressing over crispy Vietnamese pork bowls with sliced cucumber, matchstick carrots, cilantro and noodles.  Yum!

Pictured Below:  Vietnamese Pork Bowls with our Vietnamese Mint Lime Sweet Chili Sauce

Vietnamese Crispy Pork Bowls with Vietnamese Mint Lime Sweet Chili Sauce

13. Drizzle Sweet Chili Sauce over Tacos or Lettuce Wraps

From sweet chili shrimp tacos to Thai chicken lettuce wraps to San Choy Bow (Chinese lettuce wraps), sweet chili sauce can be added to your ground pork or chicken or it can be simply used as a topping for extra flavor and spice.  Try drizzled over Baja style fish tacos with a creamy slaw. 

14.  Serve with Cheese and Crackers

Serve sweet chili sauce with cream cheese for a quick and easy no-fuss appetizer.  An easy dish to put out when friends and family turn up for a casual visit.

Pictured Below:  Cream Cheese and Crackers with Thai Hot Pepper Jelly

15. Drizzle Sweet Chili Sauce over Scrambled Eggs or a Breakfast Sandwich

16. Drizzle Sweet Chili Sauce over Pork Chops

17. A Sandwich Sauce

Mix sweet chili with mayo for a sweet creamy and spicy sandwich sauce.  Spread on a Vietnamese banh mi style sandwich or a shaved beef sandwich with cilantro and cucumber slices.  

18. Sweet Chili Wing Sauce

Toss baked or fried chicken wings in a sweet chili sauce for an easy appetizer or game day snack.

Pictured Below:  Thai Hot Pepper Sticky Sweet Chili Chicken Wings

Thai Hot Pepper Sweet Chili Wings

19. Sweet Chili Dressing For A Cucumber Salad or Veggie Dip

For a lighter dish, toss fresh cucumber slices in sweet chili sauce with a splash of rice wine vinegar and garnish with sesame seeds.

20. Use Sweet Chili Sauce as A Tossing Sauce For Fried Cauliflower or Veggie Tempura 

Fried cauliflower bites or broccoli tempura is delicious served with a side of sweet chili dipping sauce.

If you are looking for a Sweet Chili Sauce that is an all around versatile sauce that can be used for stir-fry, dipping, salads and drizzling, check out Wozz! Sweet Chili Orange Sesame Sauce.  

Pictured Below:  Wozz! Sweet Chili Sauces Set

Sweet Chili Sauces Set


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