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20-Minute Sweet and Sour Shrimp Stir-Fry

Toss the takeout menus in favor of this fast and fresh recipe for 20-Minute Sweet and Sour Shrimp Stir-Fry!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings


For the sauce:

  • 2/3 cup Thai sweet chili sauce
  • 1/3 cup pineapple juice
  • 2 Tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch

For the stir-fry:

  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 Tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 cups sugar snap peas, blanched (See Kelly’s Note)
  • 8 ounces rice noodles, cooked


Make the sauce:

  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the sweet chili sauce, pineapple juice, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar and cornstarch. Set the sauce aside.

Make the stir-fry:

  • Add the olive oil to a wok or large, tall-sided sauté pan set over medium heat. Once the oil is hot, add the shrimp and garlic and cook, stirring constantly, until the shrimp are pink and mostly cooked through, about 2 minutes.
  • Move the shrimp and snap peas to the edges of the pan, increase the heat to medium-high then pour the prepared sauce in the center. Bring the sauce to a boil and cook it until it thickens to the consistency of syrup, about 2 minutes. Reduce the heat to low then add the noodles and toss to combine until they're thoroughly coated with the sauce. Serve immediately.

Kelly’s Note:

  • To blanch the sugar snap peas, add them to a pot of boiling water for about 20 seconds then remove them and immediately rinse them with cold water. This will cook them partially while also ensuring a bright green color.
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