Chicken and Sugar Snap Pea Stir Fry

Chicken and Sugar Snap Pea Stir-Fry is a delightfully fresh spring dish. Only slightly labor-intensive, it is worth the effort. Round it out with some rice and fruit for dessert!

Chicken & Sugar Snap Pea Stir Fry

Well, the word came down on Tuesday–I do have Hashimoto’s Disease.

I haven’t been on Synthroid long enough yet for it to be doing much, but I will be seeing an endocrinologist in July to see exactly how much damage has been done to the ol’ thyroid and whether or not the medication needs to be tweaked. I was rather surprised to learn my TSH levels were even higher than just a month ago, but I was not surprised to learn there are antibodies present–It’s like I’m allergic to my thyroid.

Given that I’m allergic to everything under the sun anyway (although strangely enough, I don’t have any food allergies, thank the gods), this comes as no surprise to me at all. The one thing I was pleasantly surprised by is that my cholesterol is decent–The nurse said she figured I must be fairly active (not that it’s been doing any good), which, when I don’t feel like napping, I try to be.

I took this afternoon off, since I’m working Saturday morning. It allowed me plenty of time to prep tonight’s dinner. Chicken and Sugar Snap Pea Stir Fry.

My father-in-law would be so proud. I grew up having to eat the occasional spoonful of canned peas, which I loathe. I’d rather eat dirt.

Same with canned green beans. They are nasty as all get-out. However, I have discovered that I like fresh or frozen green beans.

At our last Sunday dinner with Jay’s folks, they had a veggie tray that included sugar snap peas. I made a deal with the bambino that if I tried one, he had to try one too. We both agreed they were pretty good.

As I’m trying to eat better (especially now in light of my thyroid issues), I thought that I’d make a stir fry and use peas.

Sugar Snap Peas

I can already hear both my mother’s and father’s jaws hitting the floor.

It was GOOD! I inhaled my plateful:

Chicken and Sugar Snap Pea Stir Fry

And Jay polished off all the leftovers–Well, the chicken-pea leftovers. I’ll have to figure out what to do with the extra rice.

Chicken and Sugar Snap Pea Stir Fry 3I would like to make this again, but with beef. In other news, I got a package this afternoon:

Gevalia PackageI’ll be hosting a House Party next weekend. There will be more on that later–I still have to work on my menu!

Yield: 4

Chicken and Sugar Snap Pea Stir Fry

Chicken and Sugar Snap Pea Stir Fry
Prep Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 lb skinless, boneless chicken breast tenders, cut crosswise into thin strips
  • 3 1/2 Tbsp peanut oil
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 8 oz. sugar snap peas, halved diagonally
  • cooked brown rice

Instructions

In a bowl, toss the chicken strips with 1 1/2 Tbsp of the peanut oil, the baking soda, and the cornstarch. Cover and let marinate in the refrigerator for 1 hour. Remove from the refrigerator 15 minutes before cooking.

Heat a large skillet over high heat. Add the remaining 2 Tbsp oil. When it is hot, add the chicken, and turn the heat down to medium-high. Spread the chicken out as much as possible, and sear for 1-2 minutes without stirring. Then cook until opaque throughout, 3-4 minutes.

Stir in the soy sauce and cook for 30 seconds more. Transfer to a bowl and set aside.

Return the wok to high heat, add the peas, and stir-fry until crisp-tender, about 1-2 minutes. Add the chicken back in and stir-fry for 1 minute. Serve with hot cooked rice.

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3 Replies to “Chicken and Sugar Snap Pea Stir Fry”

  1. Glad to hear you found out what is ailing you, but never say never, when I turned fifty I became allergic to all kinds of stuff and restrict my diet like crazy! It sucks!!! And about peas and green beans, I am a moron cause I love them! Even after I saw a froggy was found in a can, I still eat them! I rinse them now and really check them out but yep, I have to have’em! Lol

    • My mom & grandfather both developed a later allergy to chocolate…Which I hope I do NOT develop too! :( I also remember my grandfather telling me that his father had an allergy to strawberries, but thankfully I don’t have that one either!

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