Recipe: Chicken with Snow Peas

This is actually a really easy to make meal. It isn’t exactly like take out but it’s also not completely healthy either so it fills that need for take out without having to do too much work and unlike a lot of Chinese-American food it isn’t fried so it’s not too terrible as long as you’re not worried about salt content. You can easily switch out snow peas for broccoli/other vegetables or add them in this one dish, just make sure to par-boil or soften them in the microwave beforehand so it all cooks together.

Chicken with Snow Peas
Serves 4
One of my favorite Chinese take out options made in a few minutes at home.
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
20 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
20 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 pound chicken, cut in to strips
  2. 150 ml soy sauce
  3. 3 tbsp mirin
  4. 1 tbsp brown sugar
  5. 2 tbsp cornstarch
  6. 2 tsp ground ginger
  7. 500g snow peas
  8. 3 scallions, minced (or a small onion)
  9. 3 tbsp oil
  10. seasoning to taste: salt, crushed chilies, white pepper, mustard
Instructions
  1. Mix together soy sauce, mirin, brown sugar, corn starch and ginger in a bowl.
  2. Heat oil in a large pan or wok over high heat. Add snow peas and stir fry for one minute.
  3. Add the meat and sear on both sides.
  4. Pour in all the sauce over the chicken and vegetables and cook until snow peas are soft and meat is cooked, 4-5 minutes.
  5. Season and serve over hot cooked rice.
Adapted from Baked in the South
Mab Made Food http://www.mabdese.net/bento/

 

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