It’s been 4 months that I’ve been following this new cleaner lifestyle and I realized that I was constantly looking for the sweet and spicy flavor in my dishes. You might have noticed in my recipes that I was constantly making the honey + chili combination!
Before that I was using store bought sweet chili sauce which has a shelf life of more than 1 year and obviously full of the ‘bad’ stuff. One of the major hurdles of leading a healthy life is the addition of condiments, most of them are full of sugars and preservatives! It’s such a necessary but unnecessary addition!
So, while trying to come up with a new chicken recipe, I thought out the way I could bottle this sweet chili sauce! And it worked!!
I ordered these jars even before trying it out! 😀
What do you need?
1 cup honey
1/2 cup water
1 1/2 tbsp vinegar (I used apple cider vinegar it’s healthier)
1 tbsp lemon juice
Red and green chilies ( the amount depends on how spicy you want it)
3/4 cloves of chopped garlic
1 tbsp of cornstarch with 1.5 tbsp of water
You will make 6 110ml jars!
Sterilize the jars by placing them in a hot oven for 15 to 20 minutes. Be careful when taking them out!
On low heat, bring the honey and water to a simmer and add in the chilies and garlic
Continue to simmer for 5 minutes then add in the vinegar and lemon
Simmer for a further 5 minutes and add in the cornstarch and water mixture. Keep whisking slowly until sauce has thickened.
Fill the jars with the sauce and keep open to cool completely.
Once cool, you can refrigerate and enjoy for up to a month! I doubt it will last that long!
I gave these jars as favors for my husband’s birthday lunch! I was happy to share this healthy change with my loved ones!