Chicken with Snow Peas Recipe - Authentic Chinese Cuisine

Chicken with Snow Peas

Chicken with Snow Peas Recipe - Authentic Chinese Cuisine
Region / culture: China | Preparation time: 10 minutes | Cooking time: 10 minutes | Servings: 2


Chicken with Snow Peas
Chicken with Snow Peas

Chicken with Snow Peas is a delicious and healthy dish that combines tender chicken breast strips with crisp snow peas and other vegetables in a savory sauce. This recipe is quick and easy to make, making it perfect for a weeknight dinner.


Chicken with Snow Peas is a popular Chinese dish that has been enjoyed for centuries. The combination of tender chicken and fresh snow peas is a classic pairing in Chinese cuisine, and this recipe puts a modern twist on the traditional dish.


How to prepare

  1. Sprinkle the chicken with salt and pepper.
  2. Cook the chicken in oil in a small skillet over medium heat for 2 minutes or until tender.
  3. Add celery, onion, snow peas, and 2 tbsp of broth. Cover and steam for 1.5 minutes.
  4. Remove the cover and stir once.
  5. Blend cornstarch, sugar, soy sauce, and the remaining 6 tbsp of broth. Stir into the chicken-vegetable mixture.
  6. Cook and stir for about 0.5 minutes or until the sauce is slightly thickened.
  7. Serve immediately over hot rice.


  • Substitute shrimp or tofu for the chicken for a different protein option.
  • Add sliced bell peppers or water chestnuts for extra crunch and flavor.
  • Use a different type of sauce, such as teriyaki or hoisin, for a different flavor profile.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Be sure to slice the chicken breast strips thinly to ensure they cook quickly and evenly.

- Use a hot skillet to quickly cook the chicken and vegetables, preserving their crisp texture.

- Stir the sauce constantly to prevent lumps from forming and to ensure a smooth consistency.

Serving Suggestions

Serve Chicken with Snow Peas over hot cooked rice for a complete meal. Add a side of steamed broccoli or a fresh salad for added nutrition.

Cooking Techniques

Stir-frying the chicken and vegetables quickly over high heat preserves their texture and flavor.

- Steaming the vegetables with a small amount of broth helps them cook quickly while retaining their crispness.

Ingredient Substitutions

Use beef or pork strips instead of chicken for a different flavor.

- Substitute snap peas or green beans for snow peas if desired.

Make Ahead Tips

Prepare the sauce and cut the vegetables ahead of time to save time when cooking. Store them in separate containers in the refrigerator until ready to use.

Presentation Ideas

Serve Chicken with Snow Peas in a large serving bowl over a bed of fluffy white rice. Garnish with sliced green onions or sesame seeds for a pop of color and flavor.

Pairing Recommendations

Pair Chicken with Snow Peas with a light and crisp white wine, such as a Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio. For a non-alcoholic option, serve with green tea or sparkling water with a splash of lime.

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

This recipe contains approximately 250 calories per serving.


This recipe contains approximately 30 grams of carbohydrates per serving.


This recipe contains approximately 8 grams of fat per serving.


This recipe contains approximately 25 grams of protein per serving.

Vitamins and minerals

Chicken with Snow Peas is a good source of vitamin C, vitamin A, and iron.


This recipe contains soy and wheat allergens.


Chicken with Snow Peas is a balanced dish that provides a good mix of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins, along with essential vitamins and minerals.


Chicken with Snow Peas is a delicious and nutritious dish that is perfect for a quick and easy weeknight dinner. With a balance of protein, carbohydrates, and vegetables, this recipe is sure to become a family favorite.

How did I get this recipe?

The first time I saw this recipe, I was immediately drawn to it. It was a cool autumn day, and I was flipping through an old cookbook that had been passed down to me from my own grandmother. As I turned the pages, a recipe for Chicken with Snow Peas caught my eye. The vibrant colors of the dish, the simple ingredients, and the promise of a delicious meal all combined to pique my interest.

I had never made a dish with snow peas before, but I was always eager to try new things in the kitchen. I decided then and there that I would give this recipe a shot. Little did I know that this decision would lead me on a culinary journey that would shape my love for cooking for years to come.

I gathered all the ingredients I needed for the dish - chicken thighs, snow peas, garlic, soy sauce, and a few other staples from my pantry. As I began to prepare the ingredients, I reminisced about all the different recipes I had learned over the years. Some were passed down from my grandmother, some were shared by friends, and others were discovered during my travels around the world.

As I sautéed the chicken in a hot pan, the aroma of garlic and soy sauce filled the kitchen. The sizzle of the chicken as it cooked was music to my ears. I added the snow peas and watched as they turned a bright green color, adding a pop of freshness to the dish. The final touch was a sprinkle of sesame seeds for a bit of crunch and flavor.

When I took my first bite of the Chicken with Snow Peas, I was transported to a place of pure culinary bliss. The flavors melded together perfectly, creating a dish that was both comforting and exciting. I knew then that this recipe would become a staple in my repertoire, a dish that I would make for my family and friends for years to come.

Over the years, I have made this dish countless times, each time adding my own personal touch to make it truly my own. Sometimes I add a splash of rice wine vinegar for a tangy kick, or a dash of ginger for a bit of warmth. Each time I make it, I am reminded of the joy that cooking brings me, and the memories that I have created through sharing meals with loved ones.

I have shared this recipe with friends and family, passing it down to the next generation just as it was passed down to me. Each time I see someone take a bite of this dish and smile in delight, I am filled with a sense of pride and accomplishment. Cooking has always been a way for me to express myself and show love to those around me, and this recipe for Chicken with Snow Peas is a true reflection of that.

As I sit here reflecting on the journey that led me to this recipe, I am filled with gratitude for all the people and experiences that have shaped my love for cooking. From my grandmother who first instilled in me the passion for creating delicious meals, to the friends and strangers who have shared their own recipes with me, each one has played a part in making me the cook that I am today.

So the next time you find yourself in the kitchen, looking for a new recipe to try, I urge you to give this recipe for Chicken with Snow Peas a shot. It may just become a favorite in your own repertoire, a dish that brings joy and comfort to those you share it with. And who knows, maybe one day you will be passing it down to the next generation, just as I have done. Cooking is a gift that keeps on giving, and I am grateful every day for the opportunity to share that gift with others.


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