Szechuan Shrimp Stir Fry

By Rena |

This Szechuan Shrimp Stir-Fry Recipe is so tasty and easy to make. Made with the most delicious Szechuan sauce recipe that will also work well with chicken or beef. Get dinner on the table with as little as 20 minutes.

Szechuan recipe

Easy Szechuan Shrimp Stir Fry Recipe

This Szechuan Shrimp has been my go-to recipe lately. They are perfect for meal prep with some quinoa or whole wheat pasta. A classic Chinese dish with a hint of garlic, ginger, sweet, savory, and spicy flavors in one dish. Loaded with Szechuan spices, veggies, and so much better than takeout. You can add it any other veggies that you already have to this dish and the result will still be the same. 

Szechuan recipe

Szechuan Sauce

It is important to add in the right ingredients to make the Szechuan sauce for this Szechuan shrimp recipe. This sauce recipe is so delicious and would work really well with chicken and beef as well.

Szechuan Sauce Recipe:

Reduced sodium soy sauce
Maple syrup
Rice vinegar
Cloves garlic, pressed
Sriracha sauce
Chili flakes
Chinese five spice powder
Ground ginger powder

Add all the above ingredients in a bowl and set aside until you are ready to add over the cooked shrimp, chicken or beef. If you like your meals more on the hot side, you may double up on the chili flakes and sriracha.

easy shrimp stir fry recipe

What does Szechuan taste like?

Szechuan is a Chinese cuisine that has bold and spicy flavors. It has a savory, hot, and a touch of sweetness to it. The taste is so unique which makes it a classic and very flavorful dish.

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Thoughts on this Szechuan Shrimp recipe?

What are your thoughts on this Szechuan Shrimp? Would you prefer to make this with shrimp, chicken or beef? I would love some feedback. Please come back and leave me a comment below or tag me on social media so I can see your remake.

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Szechuan sauce

shrimp stir fry recipe

Szechuan Shrimp Stir Fry

Easy to make and tasty shrimp recipe that's ready in 20 minutes.
5 from 4 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
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Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 290kcal
Author: Rena


  • 1 ½ lb Raw Jumbo Shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 1 Tbsp Sesame or Vegetable oil
  • 2 Bell Peppers different colors, chopped
  • 1 ½ Cup Snap Peas
  • 6 Green Onions sliced to 1.5-inch pieces, plus more to garnish
  • 1 Tsp Sesame Seeds

For the Szechuan sauce:

  • ¼ Cup Reduced Sodium Soy Sauce
  • 2 Tbsp Maple Syrup
  • 2 Tbsp Rice Vinegar
  • 2 Garlic Cloves pressed
  • 2 Tsp Sriracha Sauce
  • ½ Tsp Chili Flakes
  • ½ Tsp Chinese Five Spice Powder
  • ½ Tsp Ground Ginger Powder
  • ½ Tbsp Cornstarch


  • Start by making the Szechuan sauce. In a small bowl, whisk together all the ingredients, then set aside.
  • Heat oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat, then add veggies and stir fry for 3-4 minutes.
  • Stir in shrimp and continue to stir fry for 2 minutes, or until shrimp starts to curl.
  • Add in the Szechuan sauce and cook for 2-3 minutes more, until shrimp is fully cooked through and sauce thickens.
  • Sprinkle with chopped green onions and sesame seeds and serve. Enjoy!


Nutritional facts:
Please keep in mind that the nutritional information is calculated using a nutrition facts calculator. It is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.


Calories: 290kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 429mg | Sodium: 1929mg | Potassium: 436mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 2515IU | Vitamin C: 110.6mg | Calcium: 304mg | Iron: 5.5mg
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