Sweet and Sour Chicken Stir-Fry: A Tangy Twist of Chinese Flavors 🥢🍍🍗

Indulge in the savory and sweet symphony of flavors with our Sweet and Sour Chicken Stir-Fry—a delightful Chinese-inspired dish that’s quick to prepare and bursting with taste. Tender chicken, colorful vegetables, and a tangy sauce come together to create a dish that’s perfect for a weeknight dinner or a special occasion. Get ready to elevate your home-cooked Chinese cuisine experience!


For the Chicken Marinade:

  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil

For the Stir-Fry:

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 green bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 cup pineapple chunks (fresh or canned)
  • 1 cup snap peas, trimmed
  • 1 carrot, julienned
  • 3 green onions, sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

For the Sweet and Sour Sauce:

  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 3 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup water

To Garnish:

  • Sesame seeds
  • Chopped green onions


Marinate the Chicken:

  1. Prepare Chicken:
  • In a bowl, combine the chicken pieces with soy sauce, cornstarch, and sesame oil. Let it marinate for at least 15-20 minutes.

Prepare the Sweet and Sour Sauce:

  1. Mix Ingredients:
  • In a small bowl, whisk together ketchup, rice vinegar, soy sauce, brown sugar, cornstarch, and water until well combined. Set aside.

Cook the Stir-Fry:

  1. Heat Oil:
  • In a large wok or skillet, heat vegetable oil over medium-high heat.
  1. Sear Chicken:
  • Add the marinated chicken to the hot oil. Stir-fry until the chicken is browned and cooked through. Remove chicken from the wok and set aside.
  1. Sauté Vegetables:
  • In the same wok, add a bit more oil if needed. Sauté the garlic, bell peppers, snap peas, and julienned carrots until they are slightly tender but still crisp.
  1. Add Pineapple:
  • Toss in the pineapple chunks and green onions, cooking for an additional 2 minutes.
  1. Combine Chicken and Sauce:
  • Return the cooked chicken to the wok. Pour the prepared sweet and sour sauce over the chicken and vegetables. Stir well to coat everything evenly.
  1. Simmer and Thicken:
  • Allow the sauce to simmer and thicken for a few minutes until it reaches your desired consistency.

To Serve:

  1. Garnish and Serve:
  • Garnish the Sweet and Sour Chicken Stir-Fry with sesame seeds and chopped green onions.
  1. Serve Over Rice:
  • Serve this delicious Chinese chicken stir-fry over steamed rice and enjoy the burst of flavors in every bite.

Our Sweet and Sour Chicken Stir-Fry, a Chinese-inspired dish that combines the flavor of tender chicken, colorful vegetables, and a tangy sauce, will delight your palate with its bright and zesty experience. This flavor-filled, easy-to-make stir-fry is a great way to expand your Chinese cooking skills. Savor the happiness of homemade Chinese treats with your loved ones and share it with them. 🥖🍍🍗✨