Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Sweet Chili Sauce

Roasted Brussels sprouts in a sweet chili glaze, an awesome side! It’ll convert any brussels sprout haters.   They’re super-quick and simple to make and always so delicious.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Sweet Chili Sauce Recipe

For the past 5 years, Ree (The Pioneer Woman), Elise (Simply Recipes) and I have hosted big parties for our food blogging community. It’s sort of a tradition now, anytime the three of us are in the same city at the same time, we just have an urge to get people together, eat, dance and have a merry time.

This year’s shindig was at Stubb’s BBQ Restaurant in Austin, Texas for BlogHer Food Conference. And while I make it sound like the three of us planned, managed and executed the party, the reality was that the three of us just showed up as hostesses. All the work was done by the fabulous crew at BlogHer!

Roasted Brussels From Texas!

While in Austin, I was on a mission to try the famous roasted brussels sprouts from restaurants Uchiko and East Side King Food Truck at The Liberty Bar. Both treated the brussels sprouts to an oven roasting and Asian sauce. It’s a good thing, because the flavor combination of salty/sweet/savory/garlicky/sour PLUS the nuttiness from roasting will make you forget the very first time your mom made you eat plain, soggy, bitter brussels sprouts when you were a kid.

Uchi/Uchiko’s official recipe includes two sauces and a ton of ingredients, which makes it just too complicated for this “easy Asian” blog, so I’ve created a different recipe to include only the bare necessity of ingredients to achieve a similar taste profile….namely: garlic, fish sauce and Thai sweet chili sauce.

Why These Roasted Brussels Are So Good

  • An easy side, packed with great flavor and textures
  • Will convert brussels haters!
  • Perfect for Thanskgiving or Christmas

Ingredients 

  • Brussels sprouts
  • Cooking oil
  • Garlic cloves
  • Fish sauce or soy sauce
  • Sweet chili sauce

How To Make These Roasted Brussels Sprouts – Step By Step

  1. Heat the oven to 400F. On a baking sheet, toss the brussels sprouts in cooking oil to coat evenly. Roast in the oven for 20 minutes, tossing them halfway so they cook evenly.
  2. Remove brussels sprouts from the oven and turn on oven broiler to high, with the oven rack positioned in the top third of the oven.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the remaining ingredients and pour over the brussels sprouts, tossing to coat evenly.
  4. Broil the brussels sprouts for 5 minutes or until the sugar in the chili sauce is bubbling and caramelizing.
  5. Watch them carefully so they don’t burn! Remove from the oven and serve immediately.

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How To Cut Brussels Sprouts

While your oven is pre-heating, give all of those sprouts a rinse, and then pat them dry with a clean kitchen towel.  Pluck off and discard any outer leaves that are looking a little browned or wilty.  Then trim off the tough ends and cut each sprout in half lengthwise, being sure to save any of the leaves that fall off.

 

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Sweet Chili Sauce Recipe

Are Roasted Brussels Sprouts Good For You?

Yes indeed – here’s some info:

  • Brussels sprouts have kaempferol and omega-3 fatty acids, both of which may inhibit cancer growth, prevent inflammation, and benefit heart health.
  • With high levels of fiber, Brussels sprouts can support digestive health and possibly reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes.
  • Brussels sprouts contain high amounts of vitamin C, which benefits immune health, iron absorption, collagen production and the growth and repair of tissues.

Can You Use Frozen Brussels Sprouts?

If you want to make this recipe with frozen Brussels sprouts, thaw them completely, pat them dry, and place them in the oven without any oil so they dry out even more. Then, remove from the oven, and cook as directed. I’ve done this a number of times, and can tell you that the texture won’t be nearly as pleasing. I recommend using fresh whenever possible.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Sweet Chili Sauce Recipe

Top Tips For These Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Chili Sauce

  • In general, the smaller the sprouts  are, the sweeter they will be.  The larger, the more they will taste like cabbage.
  • To store. Place cooked Brussels sprouts in an airtight storage container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
  • Goes great with chicken, salmon, pork or pasta!

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Sweet Chili Sauce Recipe

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Sweet Chili Sauce Recipe
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

Roasted Brussels sprouts in a sweet chili glaze, an awesome side! It'll convert any brussels sprout haters.   They’re super-quick and simple to make and always so delicious.

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: glazed brussels, roasted brussels, roasted sprouts
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 131 kcal
Author: Jaden Hair
Ingredients
  • 1 pound brussels sprouts stem trimmed and halved
  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 2 garlic cloves finely minced
  • 2 teaspoons fish sauce or soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sweet chili sauce
Instructions
  1. Heat the oven to 400F. On a baking sheet, toss the brussels sprouts in cooking oil to coat evenly. Roast in the oven for 20 minutes, tossing them halfway so they cook evenly. Remove brussels sprouts from the oven and turn on oven broiler to high, with the oven rack positioned in the top third of the oven.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the remaining ingredients and pour over the brussels sprouts, tossing to coat evenly.
  3. Broil the brussels sprouts for 5 minutes or until the sugar in the chili sauce is bubbling and caramelizing. Watch them carefully so they don't burn! Remove from the oven and serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Sweet Chili Sauce Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 131 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 349mg15%
Potassium 441mg13%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 855IU17%
Vitamin C 97mg118%
Calcium 50mg5%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.