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5 from 3 votes

Szechuan Sauce

An easy homemade Szechuan sauce. Hot and spicy.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: Chinese
Servings: 1 half pint jar
Calories: 136.5kcal
Author: Amira


  • 5 large garlic cloves.
  • 1.5 inch piece of fresh ginger peeled and minced.
  • 2 Tablespoons red wine vinegar.
  • 2 Tablespoon balsamic vinegar.
  • 2 Tablespoons asian chili-garlic sauce, or any gluten free hot sauce.
  • 3 Tablespoons gluten-free soy sauce.
  • 1 cup chicken broth low sodium.
  • 1 Tablespoon cornstarch.
  • Optional: Red pepper or sesame seeds for garnishing.
  • 2 ablespoons brown sugar or any sweetner you like. optional


  • In a sauce pan over medium heat, add the first 6 ingredients and bring to a light boil.
  • Mix broth and cornstarch well.
  • Stir the cornstarch mixture into the saucepan until it thickens, took mine about a couple of minutes.


Calories: 136.5kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 7.4g | Fat: 0.6g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Potassium: 158.1mg | Fiber: 0.7g | Sugar: 7.9g | Iron: 2.3mg