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Easy Sweet Chili Chicken

Make this Easy Sweet Chili Chicken and have it on your dinner table in under 1 hour! This dish is made up of tender chicken and crispy peppers, onions, garlic and ginger, all mixed in a sweet chili sauce. Serve over steamed rice. Easy and delicious.

If you’re looking for a delicious and easy weeknight dinner that’s as good as, and takes less time than takeout, this Sweet Chili Chicken is it! This easy dish is a favourite, my entire family loves it, and I hope yours does too!

Sweet Chili Chicken

About this recipe:

This dish is like having take-out at home but this version is much more healthy and tastes super delicious! No deep fried batter, just delicious tender juicy chicken sauteéd in garlic and fresh ginger, with crispy bell peppers and onions all mixed in a sweet and spicy sauce. This recipe uses a store bought sweet Thai chili sauce, making it even easier to get on the table!

Sweet Chili Chicken

Ready in under 1 hour.

Not only is this recipe delicious, it’s also quick. In fact, you can have this dinner on your table in under 1 hour, making it a perfect meal for busy weeknights. Garnish with sliced green onion (or chopped fresh cilantro), and serve over steamed rice (or even cauliflower rice). Just like take out but better for you!

Sweet Chili Chicken

Sweet Chili Chicken Recipe Tips

  • CHICKEN: I prefer to use boneless skinless chicken breasts, but you can also use chicken thighs. White or dark meat works well in this recipe.
  • BELL PEPPERS: Any colour of bell pepper works: red, green, orange, yellow.
  • SWEET CHILI SAUCE: Use your favourite store bought bottle of thai sweet chili sauce (Frank’s or Aroy-D are great)
  • RICE VINEGAR: If you don’t have this, feel free to substitute it with white vinegar, soy sauce or lime juice.
  • OPTIONAL ADDITIONS: Feel free to add more vegetables: steamed broccoli, carrots, zucchini, mushrooms, snap peas, green beans. Pineapple is a great addition too! You just might need to add more sweet chili sauce to accommodate the extra veggies.
  • GARNISH: Garnish with sliced green onions, cilantro or sesame seeds, and if you like extra heat add red pepper flakes.
  • LEFTOVERS: Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
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Make this Easy Sweet Chili Chicken and have it on your dinner table in under 1 hour! This dish is made up of tender chicken and crispy peppers, onions, garlic and ginger, all mixed in a sweet chili sauce. Serve over steamed rice. Easy and delicious.

  • Author: Jo-Anna Rooney
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Chicken
  • Method: Stovetop

Ingredients

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  • 45 chicken breasts (cut into bite-sized pieces)
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp oil (olive oil or vegetable oil or canola oil)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp minced fresh ginger
  • 1 large onion, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 green bell pepper, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1/2 cup sweet chili sauce
  • 1 tbsp rice wine vinegar (or white vinegar)
  • 2 green onions, sliced thinly
  • steamed white rice

Instructions

  1. In a large skillet or wok, heat the oil, then add the chicken, and season with salt and pepper. Cook the chicken until it starts to turn golden brown, and the juices are running clear.
  2. At this time if there is a lot of moisture in the pan, you can drain most of it off.
  3. Add the garlic and ginger and cook for about 1 minute.
  4. Add the onion and bell peppers, cooking for about 3 minutes. You don’t want to overcook the veggies so I would cook them maximum 3 minutes.
  5. In a small bowl, mix together the sweet chili sauce and the vinegar. Then add it to the pan and cook over medium-high heat for a few more minutes, just until the sauce is reduced and the veggies are tender but crisp.
  6. When you are ready to serve, sprinkle on the sliced green onion.
  7. Serve over steamed rice.

Notes

Recipe adapted from Canadian Living Magazine

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Sweet Chili Chicken

I hope you enjoy this easy recipe! Have a delicious day!

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