Stir-Fried Sweet & Sour Vegetables and Chicken

Stir-fried sweet & sour vegetables and chicken is an easy dish that not only eaten in Thailand but in other Southeast Asian countries as well. It can be prepared with different vegetables and protein sources like chicken or shrimps. For a vegetarian option, you may take tofu instead. The taste of this dish is sweet, sour and salty and thus best served with jasmine rice.

Stir-fried sweet & sour vegetables and chicken

Stir-fried sweet & sour vegetables and chicken (photo: Sirinya's Thailand Blog)

Stir-fried sweet & sour vegetables and chicken (photo: Sirinya’s Thailand Blog)

Here is what you need to prepare 2 portions:

  • 100 g chicken (optionally, 10 shrimps, peeled & deveined or tofu)
  • 1/4 cup of diced onions
  • 10 cherry tomatoes
  • 2 small sliced cucumbers
  • 1/2 cup of bell peppers, cut into 2cm stripes (red, green and/or yellow)
  • 1/4 cup of pineapple, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1TSP minced garlic
  • 1TSP soy sauce
  • 2TSP oyster sauce
  • 3TSP tomato sauce
  • 1TSP sugar
  • 1TSP white pepper
  • 3TSP vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup of water


Take a pan or wok and heat the vegetable oil. First add the minced garlic and fry until fragrant. Then put in the chicken/shrimps and onions. Stir-fry shortly and then add the bell peppers, cucumber and tomatoes. Add some water and stir-fry for about two minutes. Then add the pineapple, soy & oyster sauce, sugar and pepper. Finally add the tomato sauce and stir-fry until cooked. You’re ready to serve!

This recipe comes from the marvellous cooking channel They prepare this dish with shrimps. In the following video, you can easily learn how to cook this meal 🙂

Hope you’ll give stir-fried sweet & sour vegetables and chicken a try!

Yours, Sirinya

(P.S. for more general information, check out my Thai Food Dictionary)