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Chicken With Snow Peas (Mangetout)

User Rating 5 Star Rating (3 Reviews)


Grilled chicken with mange-tout
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Crunchy snow peas, also called mangetout, combine nicely with tender chicken in this easy stir-fry. Chicken with snow peas serves 3 - 4.

Prep Time: 30minutes

Cook Time: 7minutes

Total Time: 37minutes


  • 3/4 chicken meat (boneless, skinless chicken breasts are good)
  • Marinade:
  • 1 tablespoon light soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Chinese rice wine or dry sherry
  • 1/2 teaspoon Asian sesame oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • Sauce:
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Chinese rice wine or dry sherry
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • Other:
  • 6 - 8 ounces snow peas (mangetout)
  • 1/4 -1/2 teaspoon salt, as desired
  • peanut or vegetable oil (canola is good) for blanching the chicken and stir-frying


1. Cut the chicken meat into large cubes. Add the marinade ingredients, adding the cornstarch last. Marinate the chicken for 20 - 30 minutes.
2. While the chicken is marinating, prepare the sauce and ingredients. In a small bowl, combine the sauce ingredients, whisking in the cornstarch. String the snow peas, rinse and pat dry with paper towels.
3. Heat the wok and add 1 1/2 cups oil. When the oil is hot, add the chicken cubes. Blanch in the hot oil for about 30 seconds, using a spatula or long cooking chopsticks to separate the chicken cubes. Remove the chicken cubes and drain.
4. Remove all but 2 tablespoons oil from the wok. Add the salt. Add the snow peas. Stir-fry until the snow peas turn bright green (about 2 minutes).
5. Add the chicken back into the pan. Give the sauce a quick re-stir and add in the middle of the wok, stirring quickly to thicken. When the sauce thickens, mix everything together. Heat through and serve hot.

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 5 out of 5
Easy and Yummy, Member BeanBean1317

This was super easy and my family loved it!! Better than any take out in my area, and left overs re-heat well. I knew it was a winner when my husband came back for seconds which rarely happens. This recipe is a keeper.

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