Snow Peas and Chicken

Snow Peas and Chicken

  • Prep Time: 1 hrs 5 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hrs 11 mins
  • Servings: 4
  • About This Recipe

    “Great stir-fry!”


  • 1lbboneless skinless chicken breast
  • 3tablespoonsdry sherry
  • 4teaspoonscornstarch
  • 2tablespoonslow sodium soy sauce
  • 1teaspoonsugar
  • 2tablespoonsolive oil
  • 5garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2teaspoonsgrated fresh ginger( 1 tsp dried)
  • 2onions, chopped
  • 1/2 lbsnow peas
  • 1/2 cupwater
  • Directions

  • Cut chicken into 1 inch cubes.
  • Combine 2 tablespoons of the sherry and 3 teaspoons of the cornstarch; mix well.
  • Stir in the chicken.
  • Cover, refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • Combine soy sauce, remaining sherry,remaining cornstarch and sugar in a small bowl; set aside.
  • In a heavy cast iron frypan or wok, heat oil over high heat until very hot but not smoking.
  • Add chicken and stir-fry for 2 minutes.
  • Remove chicken, set aside.
  • Add garlic and ginger to pan, stir well,add onions, snow peas and water.
  • Stir-fry for 2 minutes.
  • Return chicken and soy sauce mixture to pan and stir quickly over high heat until hot.
  • Serve over rice or noodles.
  • Reviews

  • “I enjoyed this stir-fry. It was light and refeshing. Loved the crunch of the snow peas.Marinating the chicken with the sherry certainly added a nice flavour to the dish. We will use the recipe again.Thanks Dorothy :-)”

  • “Great recipe!Even hubby commented on how good it was….as he scarfed it down!I did tweak it a little.I doubled the sauce and I added a little bit of honey.I didn’t have low sodium soy sauce, so the honey took the ‘edge’ off the saltiness.One thing hubby suggested for next time is to replace the 1/2 cup water with chicken stock instead.I’ll be making this again for sure!”

  • “Excellent stir fry recipe. If you get everything ready ahed of time it tkes minutes to make. I thought I had sherry in the house – last minute no sherry -I used equal amounts of BrandyExcellent.. Use the full amounts of the onions, garlic & ginger – they are so tasty on your rice.Thanks Derf for a very enjoyable meal.Love your recipes.”

  • “I made this yesterday. If I were giving stars, I’d say 2, but my husband, who is less particular, seemed to like it alright, maybe 4 stars. I’m not scoring, however, because I used 2 tablespoons regular, not low-sodium soy sauce, and this may have changed the flavor. I thought there was way too much soy sauce in it. Aside from that, I would have liked to have more snow peas and less onion. I cut the chicken into 1 inch cubes as stated, but then thought they were too big. Please don’t think I’m writing this to complain. I just thought it might be useful for people who use regular soy sauce to be warned to proceed with caution.”