Chili Oil

Chili Oil Recipe
Photo: Kate Sears; Styling: Susan Vajaranant
This homemade Chili Oil adds a flavorful kick when cooking or seasoning foods. And with only 3 ingredients, this quick and easy flavored oil makes a thoughtful gift for that special cook on your list.


1 1/2 cups, enough for 1 bottle

Recipe Time

Prep: 10 Minutes


7 dried arbol chiles
1 1/2 teaspoons crushed red pepper
1 1/2 cups oil (vegetable or olive)


Stir all ingredients together in a pot. Warm over medium-low heat until a candy thermometer registers 165ºF. Let cool. Strain and pour into bottle. Cork; keep chilled for up to 1 month.


December 2011
Also featured in: Homemade for the Holidays SIP, All You, December 2013;
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