Savory & Sweet Stir Fry


One of my favorite go-to dishes when I want something quick and easy for dinner is this stir-fry recipe my mom shared with me when I came to college. It's one we ate often in my home growing up and now I get to share it with my own family. I'm so glad they love it! I often serve this meal because it is healthy with lots of vegetables [totally adaptable as needed] and is a yummy, flavorful mixture of savory, sweet, and maybe even a little ting of sour, which is pretty typical of Cambodian/Chinese dishes. I'm happy to share a piece of my heritage with you and hope you'll love it as much as we do. Please let me know if you make any changes so I can try it out your way. Enjoy!

Sweet Stir Fry

Savory & Sweet Stir Fry

Serves 4
Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 30 mins


  • 2 tbsp. of olive oil
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • ½ lb. chicken breast, cut into strips
  • 2 tbsp. of olive oil
  • ½ cup of water
  • 3 tbsp. of corn starch (or until the thickness you like in sauce)
  • 2 stocks of broccoli, cut into bite sized pieces
  • 2 carrots, cut into bite sized pieces
  • 1 green bell pepper, julienned
  • 1 red bell pepper, julienned
  • ½ onion, julienned
  • 1 cup of mushrooms (optional)
  • 1 cup of snow peas (optional)

1st sauce mixture

  • ½ tbsp. of soy sauce
  • ½ tbsp. of oyster sauce
  • 1 tbsp. of brown sugar

2nd sauce mixture

  • 1 tbsp. of hoisin sauce
  • 1 tbsp. of soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp. of oyster sauce
  • 1 tbsp. rice [wine, interchangeably used] vinegar


1. Begin by preparing rice so that it’s ready when the stir fry is ready.
2. Heat up olive oil and garlic on medium high heat for about 3 mins in a wok or a large pan.
3. Add in chicken and stir until juices run clear and add in 1st sauce mixture, set aside.
4. In another pan, heat up olive oil and add in carrots and broccoli for about 4 mins. and 2nd sauce mixture.
5. Add in the rest of the vegetables until soft to your taste.
6. Serve with rice and Sriracha sauce (hot sauce, if you like spicy)

What is your favorite go-to meal?

profile Martina is a wife and mother in a wheelchair. She was injured in a snowboarding accident when she was 20 years old and became paralyzed from the waist down. Her blog, documents her experiences as a wife and mother as well as her travels around the world in a wheelchair. She loves to make new friends, so please feel free to connect with her on twitter @adventuringtina and visit her site.

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