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Best Easy Keto Sweet Chili Sauce

So you have the coconut shrimp but not the dipping sauce? Look no further than this delicious and easy keto sweet chili sauce! A sweet and spicy sugar-free sauce perfect alongside shrimp, chicken or beef.

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What is a keto sweet chili sauce?

Sweet chili sauce is a common Asian dipping sauce found often in Thailand. Called nam chim kai, it’s a syrupy texture and sweet with a medium spice. You can buy it bottled, but I’ve yet to find any that are not packed with sugar.

That to me is a challenge! Don’t go without but make your own. It’s really not very difficult and makes a huge difference in flavor. Also, the bonus is when you make your own you don’t need preservatives or long names of ingredients you can’t pronounce.

In addition, it’s easy to alter the sweetness and/or spiciness to your preference!

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I can’t stand people that do not take food seriously.

– Oscar Wilde
Keto sweet chili sauce is so easy to make and a necessary oomph to chicken, shrimp, and beef recipes. Sugar-free and full in real ingredients. #ketorecipes #ketosauces

What to dip in a sugar-free sweet chili sauce?

There are so many things you can dip in this keto sweet chili sauce to give them a POW! of flavor. Traditional meats like chicken and beef are perfect. I especially like it with shrimp. In fact, one of my favorite shrimp recipes, keto coconut shrimp (coming soon!) is fabulous with it.

However, if you don’t eat meat or are avoiding it, you can also use it with a keto vegetable stir-fry. Or maybe pour it over a block of cream cheese and serve with keto crackers and veggies?

It also makes a great marinade for grilled fish or chicken. Of course, I like to spoon even more on after the meat’s grilled. I may have even poured some over my baked chicken leg tonight for dinner!

There are so many options if you get creative!

What are coconut aminos?

This is a quick and easy sweet chili dipping sauce, and therefore I like all the ingredients to be easy to find. Or preferably already in my cabinet.

Now I avoid soy, and in place of soy sauce I’ve found this glorious bottle of something called coconut aminos. What are they? Well let me tell you.

Coconut aminos are a liquid made from the aged sap of coconut blossoms with salt. It is a low-glycemic, vegan, and gluten-free alternative to soy sauce, with 17 amino acids. Coconut aminos also have significantly less sodium than regular soy sauce.

Now obviously, all bottles labeled “coconut aminos” are not equal. I’ve found several that include sugar, and you want to be sure to avoid those brands. So as always, read your ingredients before you buy.

For this recipe, sweet chili sauce, the coconut aminos add a umami flavor. It’s an easy way to add another level of flavor to the sauce.

Where can you buy coconut aminos?

I used to have to order coconut aminos online from Thrive Market or Amazon. However, more and more lately I’ve found them in health food stores, Whole Foods, and even my local grocery store.

They’re no longer a rare item you have to search for, and I always have a bottle in my cabinet or refrigerator.

Keto sweet chili sauce is the perfect sugar-free Thai style dipping sauce for meats, shellfish, and veggies. #ketosauce #ketorecipes

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To begin, get out all the ingredients and kitchen utensils. First, in a small bowl, place the 2 tablespoons of water and the teaspoon of gelatin. Then leave it for 5 minutes for the gelatin to bloom. Set aside.

Second, take out a medium saucepan and add to it the vinegar, water, sweetener, garlic, coconut aminos, chili flakes, yacon syrup, and cayenne pepper (if using).

So far so good.

Third, heat the ingredients over medium heat while stirring, to combine everything together. Next, increase the heat to medium-high and bring it to a boil. You’ll want to let it simmer for about 2 minutes then remove it from the heat.

Now slowly whisk in the bloomed gelatin. Once the gelatin is completely melted in and combined, pour the sauce into a glass jar with an air-tight lid.

I find it easiest to store this sauce in a small glass jam jar with an air-tight lid. However, use any heatproof container you can make air-tight.

Before placing the lid on the jar, cool the sauce to room temperature.

How to store keto sweet chili sauce

If you don’t use the entire recipes in one go, it can be stored in the fridge for up to two weeks.

Now, you will find the gelatin does exactly what you’d expect it to. It gels the sauce when cold. Therefore, when you’re ready to serve it again pop the jar in the microwave for about fifteen seconds. Or you can always heat it slightly on the stove.

Stir it up, and it’s ready to use. Drizzle it over anything that catches your fancy.

Shrimp dipped in keto sweet chili sauce. Asian-inspired sugar-free dipping sauce for meats, shellfish, and more! #ketorecipes #ketosauces

Food should be fun.

– Thomas Keller

What are your favorite sauces or spreads to boost flavor?

There is a lot to be said for a good sauce, gravy, or even jam!

It’s so true that these little extras really add to the texture and flavor of your dish. So often they’re filled with sugars and preservatives when bought at the store so it’s a good idea to prepare your own.

What are some of your favorites? Maybe you have condiments or sauces you miss? Get creative and turn them keto or send me a message, and I’ll make my best stab at it.

I hope you enjoy this simple sweet chili sauce!

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Sugar-free keto sweet chili sauce is simple and easy to make. So much better without all the sugar and preservatives, and this low carb recipe allows you to adjust for your own spice preference. Try it on meats, shellfish, or pour it over a block of cream cheese for a dip! #ketosauces #ketorecipes

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My favorite keto condiment and sauce recipes:

  1. Keto Salad Dressing – Lemon Poppyseed
  2. Easy Keto Strawberry Jam
  3. Creamy Garlic Keto Pork Chops
  4. Easy Keto Pesto
  5. Keto Taco Dip

📖 Recipe

Keto sweet chili sauce is delicious on coconut shrimp or many Thai dishes. Sugar-free and gluten-free.

Keto Sweet Chili Sauce

Yield: 12 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Keto sweet chili sauce is the perfect sweet, yet spicy dipping sauce for many favorite types of meat and shellfish. It's sugar-free, gluten-free and easy to make.

Ingredients

Instructions

    1. In a small bowl, place the 2 tablespoons of water and gelatin, and leave it for 5 minutes to bloom. Set aside.
    2. Add the vinegar, water, sweetener, garlic, coconut aminos, chili flakes, yacon syrup, and cayenne pepper (if using) into a medium saucepan. 
    3. Heat over medium heat while stirring, to combine everything together. Increase the heat to medium-high and bring it to a boil. Let it simmer for about 2 minutes then remove it from the heat and whisk in the bloomed gelatin.
    4. Pour the sauce into a glass jar with an air-tight lid.
    5. Cool to room temperature and store in the fridge for up to two weeks.

Notes

Nutrition Information

Servings 20.0 Amount Per Serving Calories 3 Total Fat 0 g Saturated Fat 0 g Monounsaturated Fat 0 g Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g Trans Fat 0 g Cholesterol 0 mg Sodium 27 mg Potassium 7 mg Total Carbohydrate 1 g Dietary Fiber 0 g Sugars 0 g Protein 0 g

This data was provided and calculated by Myfitnesspal.com. For most accurate facts, calculate your own with the exact ingredients you use in the recipe.

Nutrition Information:
Serving Size: 1 tablespoon
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 3

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Grace

Friday 3rd of July 2020

Can you use a granulated sweetener vs a powdered?

Lauren

Saturday 4th of July 2020

If it's erythritol it won't dissolve like sugar so I prefer to use powdered because it will be grainy otherwise. When I only have granular, I run it in the coffee grinder to make it powdered then use it.

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