Sweet Chili Stir-fry {Fresh, Simple, Delicious}

Sweet-Chili-Pineapple-Stir-FryI love a good stir-fry!  They are quick, relatively healthy and you can do so many flavor combinations.

I’ve been crushing on this stir-fry recipe from Gina’s Skinny Taste since she posted it back in June.  I love the combo of pineapple and peppers.  Let me tell you, if you’ve never had a fresh pineapple, you’ve been missing the best fruit ever.  Seriously.  My kids won’t touch the stuff in a can, but they can suck down nearly a whole fresh pineapple without blinking.

Sweet Chili Pineapple 1I picked up a pretty nice looking pineapple at the store and some peppers, but had no idea what I needed for the sauce since I was operating on memory at the time and my kids have killed my brain cells I don’t have cell service in the particular store I was in.  I figured I’d wing  it.

Sweet Chili Pineapple 2There’s nothing impressive about chopping peppers and onions and heck, half of it was already chopped from my breakfast burritos.

Sweet Chili Pineapple 3Look at that pretty flesh!  So much better than anything that;s been sitting in a can or plastic jar.  Don’t be intimidated by the touch exterior.  Pineapples are super easy to cut, but that’s for another post or you can just google it.

Sweet Chili Pineapple 5We almost always have boneless, skinless chicken breasts in the house.  I’ve never been much of a dark meat eater, so if we’re having chicken, this is usually it.  Gina used fish sauce and corn starch to coat her chicken, I used plain flour and some garlic powder.  Get in there with your hands and squish it around until everything is coated.

Sweet Chili Pineapple 6 I used a mix (about 75/25) of olive oil and sesame oil to fry these little nuggets to golden perfection.  Once they’re looking all yummy, they can come out onto a plate.

Sweet Chili Pineapple 7The veggies are next, but not the pineapple.  Not yet.  Give the onions and peppers a minute first.

Sweet Chili Pineapple 8The only thing better than sweet, fresh pineapple is sweet fresh pineapple with a little color on it.  Um.  Something about it being warm brings the flavor to a new level and intensifies the flavor.  Once the pineapple starts to get a little golden, the chicken can go back into the pan.

Sweet Chili Pineapple 9  For my sauce, I used some soy (the low sodium kind) and sweet chili sauce I picked up a few weeks ago at Wal-mart.  It it sweet, spicy and will leave you wanting more.  It was the perfect compliment to the sweetness of the pineapple.  The soy added some depth and a little color.

Sweet Chili Pineapple 10The amount of soy and sweet chili sauce you use will really depend on your tastes.  I’d start with a few tablespoons of each and give it a taste to see what you think.  The sweet chili sauce can be quite spicy if you use more than a dab, but I like things spicy.

This lasted less than 18 hours.  We demolished it.  Well, the hubs and I did.  The kids had some of the chicken nuggets before the chili sauce was added.  They ate a good bit of the fresh pineapple too.  Everybody was happy, so this is definitely a keeper.

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18 Responses to Sweet Chili Stir-fry {Fresh, Simple, Delicious}

  1. MamaMash says:

    Looks great! Definitely on the menu for next week.

  2. I love these pictures! They’re so bright and colorful. I can practically smell the pineapple. Yum! :)

  3. Amanda says:

    Yummy!

    ~a teen chef.

  4. Thats looks yummy. I dont do meat but I am sure it would be awesome none the less! :) Stumbled!

  5. Heather says:

    This looks so yummy!

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  6. Kel says:

    Wow! Thanks for sharing. This looks delicious! Stumbled!

  7. Looks great. Gave you a stumble. Thanks for stopping by!

  8. Julia says:

    I love love sweet chili sauce. I’ve stumbled this post. Thanks for stopping by!

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  9. aquariann says:

    Yummy recipe! I stumbled back. :D

  10. I think pineapple works so well in Chinese dishes, I don’t know why though.

  11. Jennifer S. says:

    YUMMY!!! I love anything with pineapple in/on it… except pizza. :) LOL

  12. That looks so refreshing and super yummy. Pinning it to make for another night. :)

  13. Deanna Ritz says:

    What beautiful photos of your gorgeous fruit and veggies. It all looks delicious!

  14. Carly says:

    this looks amazing!

  15. One of my fav combos is pineapple and peppers! SO good! We love stir fry and for awhile there was eating a version of it every single night with what we had. Will def try yours out! Yum!

  16. Danielle says:

    This looks delicious! I love pineapple in stir-fries!

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