Sweet Chilli Sauce

sugar free sweet chilli sauce recipe, hidden sugars, cooking with chilli

Sweet Chilli Sauce


We have made this sugar free Sweet Chilli Sauce recipe and it tastes delicious. If cooking with chilli has ever scared you off, this recipe is sweet, mild and so easy. You can use sweet chilli sauce in a variety of ways, even as a dipping sauce, or simply poured over some barbequed chicken or prawns, adds that extra tang of taste! The commercial varieties are so loaded with sugar and nasty hidden sugars, so we made out own, this recipe is simple and delicious, and a tiny bit spicy!

Simple veggie stir fries are a great way to get your vegetable quota for the day, spiced up with a little sweet chilli sauce and some rice or noodles…perfect!

Cooking with Chilli

Red chillies are hollow, the pith and seeds being the hottest part. Some varieties of red chillies are milder than their counterpart, the green chillies, but there are varieties that are really, really hot. Chilli heat is related to capsaicin content. Capsaicin is the chilli bit that irritates your skin and eyes, but it also has medicinal benefits, including analgesic properties. Peppers are commonly broken down into two groups: bell peppers which are sweet peppers and hot peppers.

Sugar Free Sweet Chilli Sauce Recipe


  • 500 g long fresh red chillies, stems removed
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 750ml (3 cups) white vinegar
  • 1 ½ cups Perfect Sweet™ xylitol


  1. Cut 100g of the red chillies in half and place into a food processor with the seeds.  Halve and deseed the remaining chillies.  Coarsely chop and add to the food processor.  Add the peeled garlic and 250ml of the white vinegar.  Process until finely chopped.
  2. Combine the chilli mixture, the remaining vinegar and the xylitol in a large saucepan.  Stir while cooking over a low heat for 5 minutes or until the xylitol has dissolved.