Lemon chicken with sugar snap peas

Lemon chicken with sugar snap peas

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 20 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

Rustle up this midweek stir-fry that rivals any takeaway. The tangy sauce is flavoured with Chinese five-spice and lots of ginger

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
308
protein
34g
carbs
21g
fat
10g
saturates
1g
fibre
2g
sugar
10g
salt
0.9g

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil, plus 1 tsp
  • 3 skinless chicken breasts, cut into long strips
  • ½ tsp Chinese five-spice powder
  • 2 tbsp plain flour
  • thumb-sized piece ginger, shredded
  • 250g sugar snap peas
  • 2 spring onions, sliced

For the sauce

  • 3 lemons, 2 zested and juiced, the other thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp liquid chicken stock
  • 2 tbsp clear honey
  • 2 tsp cornflour, dissolved in 1 tbsp water

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Method

  1. In a small bowl, mix together all the sauce ingredients except the lemon slices, then set aside.
  2. Heat a wok with the 2 tbsp oil. Season the chicken and sprinkle with the five-spice and flour. Shake off the excess, brown in batches, then remove from the pan. Add the remaining 1 tsp oil and the ginger, and sizzle for 1 min. Add the sugar snap peas and the chicken. Toss for a few mins, then add the sauce and lemon slices. Keep tossing for 2-3 mins or until the chicken is cooked through and the sauce is thick. Serve with the spring onions sprinkled over.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, February 2014

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libby0's picture
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First of all, the preparation takes way longer than 10 minutes!

Second it tastes very bitter. I even added more honey and it still tasted unpleasant.

But it looks pretty!

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