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Spicy Sweet Chicken Stir Fry

Spicy Sweet Chicken Stir Fry

It’s January – resolution time, right? Do you even make them? A lot of times we do and break them by the 12th of January, but this year, I made some goals for our eating habits. As in eating a more balanced diet. We’re not eliminating anything, just getting more fruit and vegetables on the table. I’m pretty lucky because Charlie will eat pretty much anything and love it. Greta…well, not so much. Fruit, yes, but getting vegetables other than green beans in her is pretty challenging. She loves the flavors of Asian food, so I thought I would try my hand with a veggie-filled Spicy Sweet Chicken Stir Fry. Guess what? She can’t get enough of it. It’s loaded with vegetables – carrots, red peppers, broccoli, pea pods – and she will eat every. single. one. of them. What? I’m not sure why I didn’t think of this earlier. The honey ginger sauce with a gentle sriracha kick has Greta asking for this Spicy  Sweet Chicken Stir Fry once a week, and it’s easy for me to satisfy her request because it is SO fast to make. Add some white or brown rice and you have a tasty meal packed with vegetables. 

Along with our eating goals, Kevin has been working on reducing clutter around our house. He has a hard and fast rule that he follows in his closet: whenever something new comes in, something old must leave. ALWAYS. Kevin will never just hang a new shirt up without removing at least one old shirt. I’m always amazed by this, and we have been working on the rest of the house to get rid of the stuff that we don’t need.  Not as much as he would like, but we’re slowly working on it. (I really DO need 4 black sweaters. Really.) 

What I’m really tickled about is that we are helping one lucky reader do the same thing with their pans this January. It’s out with the old cookware and in with the new. A group of 9 bloggers is participating in a giveaway where one lucky reader will win an 11-piece Anolon Nouvelle Copper pan set! (Bonus pans not included.) Get ready to get rid of those old dinged up pans and fill your cabinet with these beauties.  This giveaway has closed.

Spicy Sweet Chicken Stir Fry

Check out these other great bloggers and earn up to three more bonus entries! 

The Law Student’s Wife – Spicy Braised Green Beans with Feta

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Rachel Cooks – Easy Beef and Vegetable Stir-Fry

Dessert for Two – Skillet Spanakopita 

Cooking with Books – Orange Ginger Shrimp Stir Fry

Bakeaholic Mama – General Tso Cauliflower

Nutmeg Nanny – Spicy Penne alla Vodka

Lemons for Lulu – Orange Glazed Pork Chops


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Spicy Sweet Chicken Stir Fry
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A spicy sweet chicken stir fry filled with vegetables and glazed with a honey ginger sriracha sauce.
Recipe type: Main Dish
Serves: 4-6
  • 4 tablespoons corn starch
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 pound chicken breasts, thinly sliced in strips
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced in strips
  • 2 cups sugar snap peas
  • 2 cups broccoli flowerets
  • ½ cup shredded carrots
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1½ tablespoons sriracha sauce
  • 6 tablespoons honey
  • 1½ teaspoons minced ginger
  • 4 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
  1. Place the corn starch, salt and pepper in a large plastic bag and combine. Add chicken, seal bag and shake to coat chicken strips.
  2. Heat the canola oil in a stir fry pan or large, deep skillet over high heat. Add chicken and cook until browned on both sides but not cooked through, about 4 minutes total. Add next 5 ingredients (garlic through shredded carrots) and cook until vegetables are crisp tender and chicken is cooked through.
  3. In a small bowl combine rice vinegar, sriracha sauce, honey, ginger and soy sauce. Whisk to combine. Pour sauce over chicken and vegetables and cook until heated through. (This makes a lot of sauce, so add as much as your taste desires.)

Disclosure: Anolon provided me with a pan to use when creating this recipe. All opinions are my own.



  1. I am all over this spicy sweet stir fry! Stir frys are a staple in my household, as my hubby works nights so I don’t like making time consuming meals just for myself. I would totally make this in my Anolon cookware!

    • Thanks, Taylor!

  2. I mentioned this on your Facebook page too but we just got a new wok last week and this recipe is a perfect one to christen the new pan! Sounds delicious.
    Toni | Boulder Locavore recently posted…Mini Taco Meatballs {appetizer}My Profile

    • Oooh, how fun! Let me know how it turns out Toni!

  3. Oh I love this stir fry, looks amazing!

    • Thanks Marnely!

  4. What a gorgeous stir-fry!
    Rachel Cooks recently posted…Easy Beef and Vegetable Stir-Fry Recipe {Anolon Giveaway}My Profile

    • Thanks Rachel!

  5. This is beyond my kind of dish. Soy sauce, Sriracha, veggies. LOVE it.
    cassie recently posted…Shrimp Pad Thai SaladMy Profile

    • Thanks, Cassie! :)

  6. I sure wish my kids would eat spicy food! No matter, I DO and I could eat lots of this stir fry!
    tanya recently posted…Orange Glazed Pork Chops {and a giveaway}My Profile

    • I know, isn’t it addictive? Thanks Tanya!

  7. Nothing like a good pan of stir fry! Love all of your flavor combos Lisa. Hello dinner (and lunch…and breakfast maybe too!)
    Erin | The Law Student’s WIfe recently posted…Spicy Braised Green Beans with Feta {Anolon 11-piece Nouvelle Copper Cookware Giveaway}My Profile

    • I’m glad there is someone else who could eat it multiple meals in a row! :)

  8. What a gorgeous stir fry! This looks perfect for a busy weeknight.
    Lauren @ Healthy Delicious recently posted…Roast Onions w/Gorgonzola + Pine Nuts #SundaySupperMy Profile

    • Thanks, Lauren!

  9. Great stir fry – so beautiful :)
    Liz@Virtually Homemade recently posted…Saveur Chocolate Chip CookiesMy Profile

  10. I’d make a big pan of fried rice

  11. I would make Chicken Stir-fry of course!!
    Angie | Big Bear’s Wife recently posted…Red Potato, Kale, Mushroom and Feta Frittata #BetterWithReds #HealthyChoicesMy Profile

  12. I have that cookware set and it’s my go-to, even before my other 2 “fancy sets” The stir fry looks amazing too!
    Angie recently posted…Ham and Swiss Baquette with Spicy Honey MustardMy Profile

  13. Loving all the Asian flavors our group shared today! This looks perfect, and my kind of family weeknight meal!
    Carrie @ Bakeaholic Mama recently posted…General Tso’s CauliflowerMy Profile

  14. I love a good stir-fry! Definitely can’t wait to try this recipe!

  15. I would make chicken noodle soup because I have a cold :)

  16. I’d make gluten-free spaghetti and meatballs! All homemade.
    Sarah recently posted…Smoked salmon soba bowlMy Profile

  17. Love stir fry and would love to make some in a new skillet!
    Julie @ Julie’s Eats & Treats recently posted…26 Football Themed RecipesMy Profile

  18. i would make cajun chicken fettucine alfredo! thanks for the opportunity!

  19. With the snow falling outside, chili would be the perfect meal to make!

  20. I’d cook all new types of meals like this for my son who’s recently been diagnosed with celiac disease (with gluten free soy sauce)

  21. This sounds and looks amazing! Love the combination of sweet and spicy :) You really can’t beat a good stir-fry when you’re in a hurry!
    Jess recently posted…Mozzarella Arancini with Spicy Marinara SauceMy Profile

  22. This dish looks delicious! I absolutely love a good stir-fry! :)
    Jess recently posted…Mozzarella Arancini with Spicy Marinara SauceMy Profile

  23. I think I would make a nice chicken piccata with my new pans!

  24. A new set of pans in this house would be awesome! I’d definitely try out this stir fry and I’d probably make some comfort food like soup to chase away this crazy cold in MN!

  25. Hands down the best stir fry I have ever made! Much better than the overly salty bottled stuff !!

    • Thanks, Sara! I’m so glad your family liked it!


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