Snow Peas Sauteed with Chicken

  • Yield 4-6 servings

Naturally sweet and succulent, snow peas are full of vital nutrients, including vitamin C to nourish your adrenal glands and folate for strengthening your heart (especially important for people with blood sugar disorders like insulin resistance or diabetes). Enjoy the flavors and textures of this energizing dish.


3 tablespoons natural peanut butter
2 tablespoons tamari sauce (wheat-free), or liquid amino acids
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1 1/2 teaspoons fresh ginger, minced, or 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1 clove garlic, minced
1/8 teaspoon cayenne, or to taste
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 cup chopped red or brown onions
1/2 cup sliced radishes
3/4 cup water chestnuts
2 cups fresh snow peas, ends trimmed
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil or coconut oil
2 tablespoons sliced scallions


  1. Place the first six ingredients (peanut butter through cayenne) in a large mixing bowl and whisk until well blended.
  2. Cut the chicken breast into thin strips and toss to coat with peanut butter mixture.
  3. Add onions, radishes, and water chestnuts; toss lightly and set aside.
  4. Place the snow peas into a steaming basket inside a medium saucepan with 2 inches (5 cm) of hot water, cover, and place over high heat. Bring water to a boil and steam for 3 to 4 minutes, until peas are crisp-tender.
  5. Drain and arrange on a serving platter.
  6. Meanwhile, heat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Sauté the chicken mixture until meat is cooked through and vegetables are crisp-tender, about 10 minutes.
  7. Spoon chicken over snow peas and sprinkle with scallions. Serve immediately.



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