Sweet and Spicy Chicken

This recipe was really out of the box for Joe and I.  I don’t usually like anything that has Asian-inspired flavors, but this one turned out great!  I would even add this recipe to our “make it again” pile.

  • 2 T cornstarch (divided) ssc1
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 8 ounce bag of frozen snow peas, thawed
  • 2 t minced garlic
  • 1 t ginger
  • 1 1/2 T brown sugar
  • 1 T soy sauce
  • 1/2 t red pepper flakes
  • 2 egg whites
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 pounds of chicken breast, cubed
  • 2 T oil

Cube your chicken breasts.

ssc2

Stir together 2 t cornstarch and 1/4 cup of cold water, until smooth.  Add peas, garlic, ginger, brown sugar, soy sauce, and red pepper flakes.  Toss all together and set to the side. 

ssc3

Wisk together egg whites, remaining cornstarch with salt and pepper in a medium bowl.  Add chicken and toss to coat. 

ssc4

Heat 2 T of oil in a skillet and sauté the chicken for 6 – 8 minutes.  Set chicken aside.

ssc5

Add peas and spices mixture to the pan, cover and cook 5 minutes. 

ssc6

Return chicken to the pan then toss and serve over some rice.

ssc7

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s