Chicken with Green Peas Recipe from Romania

Chicken with Green Peas

Chicken with Green Peas Recipe from Romania
Region / culture: Romania | Preparation time: 20 minutes | Cooking time: 45 minutes | Servings: 4


Chicken with Green Peas
Chicken with Green Peas

Chicken with Green Peas is a classic dish that combines tender chicken with sweet green peas in a flavorful sauce. This dish is perfect for a cozy family dinner or a special occasion.


This recipe has been passed down through generations and is a favorite in many households. The combination of chicken and green peas is a timeless pairing that never fails to satisfy.


How to prepare

  1. Clean and wash the chicken, then cut it into pieces.
  2. Fry the chicken in butter until it turns yellow.
  3. Add the flour to the pan and continue frying until it turns yellow.
  4. Next, add 0.5 cup of water, salt, sugar, and peas to the pan.
  5. Cover the pan and let the mixture simmer. When it is almost ready, add the chopped dill.


  • Add diced carrots or potatoes for extra vegetables.
  • Use boneless, skinless chicken breasts for a lighter version of the dish.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Make sure to fry the chicken until it turns yellow to ensure it is cooked through.

- Adding flour to the pan helps to thicken the sauce and give it a rich flavor.

- Be sure to cover the pan while simmering to allow the flavors to meld together.

Serving Suggestions

Serve Chicken with Green Peas over rice or with crusty bread to soak up the delicious sauce.

Cooking Techniques

Frying the chicken until it turns yellow ensures it is cooked through.

- Simmering the dish allows the flavors to develop and meld together.

Ingredient Substitutions

Use frozen peas if fresh peas are not available.

- Substitute olive oil for butter for a healthier option.

Make Ahead Tips

This dish can be made ahead of time and reheated before serving. Simply store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Presentation Ideas

Garnish with fresh dill or parsley for a pop of color and flavor.

Pairing Recommendations

Serve Chicken with Green Peas with a side salad or steamed vegetables for a complete meal.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in the microwave or on the stovetop until heated through.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Calories: 250 per serving


Carbohydrates: 15g per serving


Fats: 8g per serving


Proteins: 25g per serving

Vitamins and minerals

This dish is rich in vitamins and minerals, including vitamin A, vitamin C, and iron.


This recipe contains dairy (butter) and gluten (flour).


Chicken with Green Peas is a balanced meal that provides a good source of protein, healthy fats, and essential vitamins and minerals.


Chicken with Green Peas is a comforting and delicious dish that is perfect for any occasion. With its tender chicken, sweet peas, and flavorful sauce, this recipe is sure to become a family favorite.

How did I get this recipe?

I can't forget the moment I stumbled upon this recipe for Chicken with Green Peas. It was a warm summer day, and I was visiting my dear friend Margaret in her cozy little cottage by the countryside. Margaret was known for her delicious home-cooked meals, and I always looked forward to our culinary adventures together.

On that particular day, Margaret had planned to make a special dish for lunch, and I could smell the tantalizing aromas wafting from her kitchen as soon as I arrived. Intrigued, I peeked over her shoulder as she prepared the ingredients for the dish.

"Ah, I see you're curious about what I'm making today," Margaret said with a twinkle in her eye. "It's a family recipe that has been passed down through generations. Chicken with Green Peas. It's a simple yet flavorful dish that never fails to impress."

As Margaret continued to cook, she shared the story behind the recipe. She explained how her grandmother had learned it from a dear friend many years ago, and how it had become a staple in their family gatherings. Margaret herself had perfected the recipe over the years, adding her own little twists and tweaks to make it truly her own.

I watched in awe as Margaret expertly seasoned the chicken, sautéed the onions and garlic, and added the vibrant green peas to the pot. The kitchen was filled with the rich, savory aroma of the dish, and my stomach grumbled in anticipation.

Finally, after simmering the chicken and peas to perfection, Margaret served up steaming plates of the dish with a side of fluffy mashed potatoes. As I took my first bite, I was transported to a place of pure culinary bliss. The tender chicken, the sweet peas, and the savory gravy all melded together in a symphony of flavors that danced on my taste buds.

I knew then and there that I had to learn how to make this dish myself. Margaret graciously shared her recipe with me, and I made a mental note to recreate it in my own kitchen as soon as I returned home.

When I got back to my house, I wasted no time in gathering the ingredients for Chicken with Green Peas. I followed Margaret's instructions to a tee, carefully chopping the onions, mincing the garlic, and browning the chicken in a hot skillet. The familiar scents of the dish filled my kitchen, and I felt a sense of pride and accomplishment as I stirred the pot and watched the gravy thicken.

When the dish was finally ready, I plated it up and took a tentative bite. To my delight, it tasted just as delicious as Margaret's version. The flavors were spot on, the chicken was tender, and the peas added a burst of freshness to each bite.

From that day on, Chicken with Green Peas became a regular feature on my family's dinner table. My grandchildren would often request it for special occasions, and I would proudly recount the story of how I learned to make the dish from my dear friend Margaret.

As the years went by, I continued to tweak the recipe, adding my own little touches and variations to make it uniquely mine. Sometimes I would add a splash of white wine for a touch of acidity, or sprinkle some fresh herbs on top for a burst of freshness.

But no matter how many times I made the dish, it always brought me back to that warm summer day at Margaret's cottage, where I first discovered the magic of Chicken with Green Peas. It was a dish that had been passed down through generations, and now it had become a part of my own culinary repertoire.

And so, whenever I cook Chicken with Green Peas for my family and friends, I am reminded of the power of tradition, of the joy of sharing recipes and stories, and of the simple pleasure of a delicious home-cooked meal. It is a dish that will forever hold a special place in my heart, a reminder of the bonds that tie us together through food, love, and memories.


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