Sweet Chili Chicken Stir Fry

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Malaysia Kitchen for the World for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.

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We make a stir fry at least once a week. It’s a great way to use up leftover ingredients in the fridge, plus it’s healthy. I’ve tried so many different ways to make stir fry, by using different sauces and combinations of sauces, but there’s one recipe that I keep going back to time and time again.

And that favorite go-to stir fry sauce is sweet chili sauce. It’s the main ingredient in our favorite stir fry, sweet chili chicken. It’s not too sweet, not too spicy, and perfect for the whole family. I also love how I can make this dish with any combination of vegetables and it always turns out amazing.

To start this recipe, I just stir fry my chicken with a little canola oil, salt and pepper. Then I add my veggies and wait for them to cook a little before adding the sauce. I like to add a little soy sauce, a hot chili sauce and of  course, sweet chili sauce. I then add just a touch of water to help get the sauce moving around everything, and then wait until the sauce thickens before serving.

My husband loves spicy foods, and so do I. So for seeing, we add a  little extra of that amazing chili sauce. Lingham’s Hot Sauce (1 x 12.6 OZ) is my absolute favorite for this dish. You can buy it through the link provided at Amazon.  It has a slight sweetness that pairs perfectly with regular sweet chili sauce. Plus it’s loaded with hot chili goodness, so a little goes a long way.

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Sweet Chili sauce is a popular sauce in Mayalsiain cuisine. I’ve just recently started learning about Maylasian cuisine and have found it to be so interesting. This is one of the first dishes I’ve made that has a Malaysian influence.

Malaysia is located in the South China Sea and their cuisine is a fascinating blend of Malay, Chinese, and Indian food traditions, with Indonesian, Thai, Portuguese and Middle Eastern influences. The cuisine combines complex flavors like curry, turmeric, cardamom, lemongrass, ginger and tamarind (to name a few) to create dishes that have multiple layers of flavors.

The Malaysia Kitchen for the World is a national initiative of the Malaysian Government that aims to educate and inform consumers about Malaysian cuisine and Malaysian restaurants.And did you know the tastes of Malaysian cuisine have been rated the number three top-trending flavors by the National Restaurant Association! Pretty cool huh?

This recipe uses basic vegetables and rice that are used in Malaysian cooking, as well as sweet chili sauce, chili hot sauce and soy sauce. The flavor is sweet and spicy and the aroma is  wonderful.

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Yield: Serves 4

Sweet Chili Chicken Stir Fry

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1 tablespoon canola or other high heat oil
2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts, chopped
salt and pepper
2 cups brocoli florets
1 medium red bell pepper, sliced
1 medium green bell pepper, sliced
1/2 medium onion, sliced
1/2 cup sweet chili sauce
1 tablespoon (or more to taste) Lingham's Hot Sauce
1 tablespoon soy sauce
cooked white or brown rice


Prepare rice according to package directions. Heat large skillet over medium high heat. Drizzle oil in preheated skillet. Add chicken and salt and pepper. Sauce for 2 - 3 minutes per side. Add broccoli, bell pepper and onion. Sauce until vegetables are just starting to deepen in color. Add sweet chili sauce, hot sauce and soy sauce. Mix well to combine.

Cook for another 5 - 7 minutes, or until sauce has coated all chicken and vegetables and vegetables are tender crisp.

Serve stir fry with rice and enjoy!

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  16 Responses to “Sweet Chili Chicken Stir Fry”

  1. The Food Hunter — February 9, 2015 @ 2:37 pm

    I love the broccoli in this…

  2. [email protected] Mom — February 9, 2015 @ 3:20 pm

    Stir Frys are the best way to add a bunch of veggies and hopefully get my kids to eat at least eat something in there LOL!

  3. Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes — February 9, 2015 @ 4:51 pm

    I make stir fry all the time also. It’s a great way to use up whatever I have in my fridge. Looks yummy!

  4. Ginny McMeans — February 9, 2015 @ 5:50 pm

    Everything looks perfectly cooked. I need to try that hot sauce!

  5. Cookin Canuck — February 9, 2015 @ 9:51 pm

    My parents spent the first couple years of their marriage living in Malaysia, so sweet chili sauce was a staple in our house when I was growing up. I haven’t tried this brand, but will definitely keep an eye out for it!

  6. Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen — February 10, 2015 @ 10:48 am

    This is my kind of dinner! I love sweet chili sauce and will have to check this out.

  7. Bea — February 10, 2015 @ 2:47 pm

    I love easy delicious dinners and your stir fry sounds like a fantastic option.

  8. Heather | girlichef — February 10, 2015 @ 3:37 pm

    I love sweet chili sauce, too – and that hot sauce sounds like something I need to try. Your stir-fry looks delicious…and I’ll admit, I know basically nothing about Malaysian cooking.

  9. Angie | Big Bear's Wife — February 10, 2015 @ 9:12 pm

    We use to make stir fry all of the time and we’ve kind of been slacking 🙁 Looks like we need to get back into it and make this!

  10. Nutmeg Nanny — February 11, 2015 @ 1:01 am

    I love making stir-fry but I haven’t made it in forever! It’s just so easy and you can pack so much goodness into one delicious bite.

  11. Kim Beaulieu — February 11, 2015 @ 6:30 am

    I am so in love with this one. My daughter is a super picky eater. She is now 21 and still can be challenging when it comes to dinner. She was off meat most of her young life, but now eats it. Stir fries are her absolute favourite so I try to make it a couple of times a week. Then she takes leftovers in her lunch. She’s one of those eat the same thing all the time kind of people. I’m going to show her this one so we can add a little variety in her life. And so Mom can make this asap. Ha. I’m not above ulterior motives. A girls gotta eat.

  12. Renee - Kudos Kitchen — February 11, 2015 @ 9:14 am

    Healthy with heat. This is such a perfect dinner. I need to make this.

  13. Colleen (Souffle Bombay) — February 11, 2015 @ 10:58 am

    I have long been obsessed with that sauce! Its just SO versatile, Mmmm!

  14. Lauren @ Healthy Delicious — February 11, 2015 @ 4:09 pm

    The spicier the better is you ask me! This recipe sounds awesome!

  15. Rose | The Clean Dish — February 11, 2015 @ 11:43 pm

    I have never tried this sauce – it sounds delicious! I bet it tasted great with this stir fry. Yum!!! I hope I’ll be able to visit Malaysia one day 🙂

  16. kellie @ The Suburban Soapbox — February 13, 2015 @ 9:58 am

    I love spicy and sweet chili sauce is my absolute favorite! It’s perfect with this stir-fry.

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