Lemon chicken with sugar snap peas

Lemon chicken with sugar snap peas

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 20 mins


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: per serving

  • kcal308
  • fat10g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs21g
  • sugars10g
  • fibre2g
  • protein34g
  • salt0.9g
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  • 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



    Mainly grown in Jamaica, Africa, India, China and Australia, ginger is the root of the plant. It…

  • 250g sugar snap pea
  • 2 spring onions, sliced
    Spring onions

    Spring onion

    sp-ring un-yun

    Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…

For the sauce

  • 3 lemons, 2 zested and juiced, the other thinly sliced



    Oval in shape with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile…

  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
    Soy sauce

    Soy sauce

    soy sor-s

    An Asian condiment and ingredient that comes in a variety of of varieties ranging from light to…

  • 2 tbsp liquid chicken stock
  • 2 tbsp clear honey
  • 2 tsp cornflour, dissolved in 1 tbsp water


  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.

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15th Dec, 2015
Just use one lemon and only around 6 slices and add a tsp of sugar to the sauce as it's far to bitter as per the recipe
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5th Feb, 2014
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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