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Carrot, Snow Pea & Chicken Stir-Fry

MP9502_Beisch

This healthy snow pea and chicken stir-fry recipe has a citrusy mojo sauce. Because stir-fries cook up quickly, have all the ingredients prepped and next to the stove before you turn on the heat. Serve over brown rice or soba noodles.

Servings

4 servings

Prep Time

30 minutes

Total Time

30 minutes

Ingredients

Sauce

  • 1/4cup lime juice
  • 1/4cup orange juice
  • 1/4cup finely chopped cilantro
  • 1tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2teaspoons cornstarch
  • 3/4teaspoon salt
  • 1/2teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2teaspoon ground pepper

Stir-Fry

  • 3tablespoons peanut oil or canola oil, divided
  • 1pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 3cups 1/2- to 1-inch carrot slices
  • 1bunch scallions, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 3cloves garlic, minced
  • 3cups snow peas, trimmed

Instructions

  1. To prepare sauce: Combine lime juice, orange juice, cilantro, olive oil, cornstarch, salt, cumin, oregano and pepper in a small bowl. Place near the stove.
  2. To prepare stir-fry: Heat a 14-inch flat-bottom carbon-steel wok over high heat. (You’ll know it’s hot enough when a bead of water vaporizes within 1 to 2 seconds of contact.) Add 1 tablespoon oil and swirl to coat. Add chicken and stir-fry until just cooked, 2 to 4 minutes. Transfer to a large plate.
  3. Swirl in another 1 tablespoon oil; add carrots and scallions. Stir-fry for 2 minutes.
  4. Swirl in the remaining 1 tablespoon oil; add garlic and snow peas. Stir-fry until the vegetables are tender, 2 to 4 minutes more.
  5. Return the chicken to the wok. Add the reserved sauce and cook, gently stirring, until well coated and hot, 1 to 2 minutes.

Tips

Refrigerate the sauce (Step 1) for up to 3 days.

Nutrition Facts

Per serving (recipe makes 4 servings)

Calories 356kcal
Carbohydrate Total 16g
Total Sugars 6g
Added Sugars 0g
Fiber 4g
Total Fat 22g
Saturated Fat 5g
Mono Saturated Fat 11g
Cholesterol 76mg
Sodium 541mg
Protein 24g
Potassium 529mg
Calcium 80mg
Folate 58mcg
Omega-6 5g
Vitamin E 5mg
Zinc 3mg
Vitamin B3 5mg