Chicken and Sugar Snap Pea Saute

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

Adapted from the Culinary Institute of America. A family favorite that I have tweaked for our tastes. A great light summer supper!! This is also very tasty with shrimp in lieu of the chicken.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a nonstick skillet, heat 1/3 of oil over high heat.
  2. Add peas and stir fry until bright green, 2-3 minutes.
  3. Remove from pan and set aside in bowl.
  4. Place flour in shallow pan.
  5. Cut chicken into 1x2 inch strips or bite size pieces (strictly preference here), season with salt and pepper and dredge in flour, shaking off excess.
  6. Discard leftover flour.
  7. In same skillet, heat remaining oil over high heat.
  8. Add chicken and cook, stirring, until lightly browned, about 4 minutes.
  9. Transfer chicken to bowl with peas.
  10. Add chicken broth and garlic to skillet and cook until reduced by half, about 5-7 minutes.
  11. Reduce heat to medium and return chicken and peas to skillet.
  12. Cook until just heated through.
  13. Add parsley, juice and zest.
  14. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper.
  15. Substitution Suggestions: I use a bag of frozen sugar snaps, or a bag of frozen stir fry veggies.
  16. Any of your favorite veggies would do.
  17. This also goes well with rice.
Most Helpful

Fantastic! This is so bright and fresh and lemony. We LOVED it!! Ours did not turn out like a stew, but we spent around 7-9 minutes reducing the chicken stock. It coated the peas perfectly.

Paris D February 10, 2013

This was a very good and quick dinner! when i added the broth i thought it would coat the veggies and meat like a stir-fry sauce but it sorta came out like a rustic summertime vegetable stew, which was fine with us. we sopped up the delicious broth with homemade bread! thanks for the recipe, it's a keeper!

SaladMaster June 04, 2007