Simple sauce that combines sweet, sour, salty, and spicy flavors into a wonderful dipping sauce for chips, grilled chicken, and spring rolls. It can be kept in the fridge for about a week.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
15 mins
additional:
15 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
1 cup
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Stir the vinegar and sugar together in a small saucepan over medium heat until the sugar dissolves completely, 7 to 10 minutes; add the salt, reduce heat to low, and simmer until the mixture thickens slightly, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir the chili garlic sauce into the mixture. Allow to cool slightly before serving.

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Nutrition Facts

25 calories; protein 0g; carbohydrates 6.3g 2% DV; fat 0g; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 330.4mg 13% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (14)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/02/2011
I love this sauce with cold spring rolls this and the spicy peanut sauce are the main reasons we make the spring rolls! Love it and you can use white or rice vinegar. Delish! Read More
(9)
20 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 18
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
11/02/2011
I love this sauce with cold spring rolls this and the spicy peanut sauce are the main reasons we make the spring rolls! Love it and you can use white or rice vinegar. Delish! Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
01/19/2013
i was looking for a recipe without ketchup or other tomato based sauce. this one was excellent. as did another reviewer i used white vinegar and sweet chili sauce only because thats what i had on hand. i wont be buying sweet and sour sauce again. this was easy and so much better! Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
02/12/2013
This is easy and delicious! Just the right balance of sweet salty and spicy. Served with homemade veggie spring rolls. I could just eat it by the spoonful though! I added a tiny bit of cornstarch dissolved in water to thicken. I imagine it would be delicious on tofu chicken shrimp pork anything! Thank you! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/14/2012
Sauce has a great flavor but didn't thicken when I made it. Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
03/16/2012
Very tasty; especially yummy with my egg rolls. I will definately make this sauce again. Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
03/17/2013
This sauce is great and my husband loved it! Good with spring rolls. I used garlic salt instead of regular salt and red Tabasco pepper sauce instead of chili garlic sauce. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/07/2013
Super simple and delicious. It really zazzed up my frozen spring rolls for dinner! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/06/2013
I made this sauce for sweet n sour chicken. Cubed chicken breast and when chicken was almost done I added the sauce and simmered for a couple of minutes. I did make a couple of changes to the sauce. I added just a tad bit less of the rice vinegar since vinegar is very strong and only used 1t. of salt. This came out great. Will be using this sauce for dipping egg rolls in a party that I am planning. Will be back to post my comments on what my guest think of this sauce. FYI also used it to dip chicken nuggets with the kids.....thanks for the recipe Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/13/2019
Very good sauce. Has the right balance of, you guessed it, sweet and spicy. Read More
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