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Sweet Chili Chicken

This Sweet Chili Chicken can be on your dinner table in under 1 hour!  Tender pieces of chicken and crispy peppers in a sweet chili sauce.  Easy and delicious.

When we go out to eat, one of our favourite things to order is sweet chili chicken.  It’s sooooo good. But one of the reasons it’s so delicious is because it’s usually dipped in batter first and then deep fried.  Yum.  But not so healthy. So I decided to make it at home, but a more healthy version.


This version is much more healthy and super delicious!  No deep fried batter, just delicious tender chicken pieces and crispy peppers and onions in a sweet chili sauce. 

Sweet Chili Chicken

Not only is this recipe delicious, it’s also quick to make.  In fact, you can have this dinner on your table in under 1 hour!

Sweet Chili Chicken

Serve with slices of green onion, over steamed rice.  Just like take out but better for you!


Sweet Chili Chicken

This Sweet Chili Chicken can be on your dinner table in under 1 hour!  Tender pieces of chicken and crispy peppers in a sweet chili sauce.  Easy and delicious.

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


  • 45 chicken breasts (cut into bite size pieces)
  • salt & fresh ground pepper
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 clove garlic (minced)
  • 1 tbsp minced fresh ginger
  • 1 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
  • 2 green onions (sliced thinly)
  • steamed rice


  1. In a large frying pan or wok, heat the oil, then add the chicken, and season with salt and pepper. Cook the chicken until it starts to 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.


Recipe adapted from Canadian Living Magazine

Sweet Chili Chicken


Have a delicious day!

This recipe was originally posted in October 2012, I recently updated this post with new images.

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  • Reply
    Amber - Binkertation
    October 10, 2012 at 4:28 PM

    looks delish – will put this on my ‘must make’ list – do your kids like it??

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    steph @ Three Loud Kids
    October 10, 2012 at 6:30 PM

    Yum! This looks delicious. Im going to have to give this a try!

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    Vera Zecevic – Cupcakes Garden
    October 11, 2012 at 6:41 AM

    Perfect recipe! I adore chicken and you used wonderful ingredients! I will give this a try!

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    October 11, 2012 at 2:04 PM

    I WILL be trying this … YUM! BTW, I mentioned you on my blog today 🙂

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    Craftberry Bush
    October 13, 2012 at 3:00 AM

    Looks delish…great pics as usual JO …xo

  • Reply
    October 16, 2012 at 5:52 PM

    This sound delish! Do you have a favorite chili sauce?

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    Pretend Chef
    October 16, 2012 at 7:14 PM

    Looks so delicious. Crave worthy!

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    Desire Empire
    October 18, 2012 at 6:41 PM

    I’ll be making this soon. Thanks for sharing it looks healthy and delicious.

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    April 29, 2014 at 6:05 PM

    I made this for dinner tonight! Yum! Easy to put together too!

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