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Carrot, Snow Pea & Chicken Stir-Fry

Carrot, Snow Pea & Chicken Stir-Fry

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.

Ingredients

Sauce

  • ¼ cup lime juice
  • ¼ cup orange juice
  • ¼ cup finely chopped cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon oregano
  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper

Stir-Fry

  • 3 tablespoons peanut oil or canola oil, divided
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 3 cups ½- to 1-inch carrot slices
  • 1 bunch scallions, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 cups snow peas, trimmed

Instructions

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Swirl in another 1 tablespoon oil; add carrots and scallions. Stir-fry for 2 minutes.
  • Swirl in the remaining 1 tablespoon oil; add garlic and snow peas. Stir-fry until the vegetables are tender, 2 to 4 minutes more.
  • Return the chicken to the wok. Add the reserved sauce and cook, gently stirring, until well coated and hot, 1 to 2 minutes.

Tips

MAKE AHEAD TIPS
  • Refrigerate the sauce (Step 1) for up to 3 days.

AUTHOR EatingWell Test Kitchen
BRAND EatingWell

YIELD 4 servings
SERVINGS 4
ACTIVE TIME 30 minutes
TOTAL TIME 30 minutes

Nutrition

Per serving 356 Calories
Total Fat 22 g
Saturated Fat 5 g
Mono Saturated Fat 11 g
Cholesterol 76 mg
Sodium 541 mg
Fiber 4 g
Protein 24 g
Potassium 529 mg
Added Sugars 0 g
Total Sugars 6 g
Calcium 80 mg
Folate 58 mcg
Omega-6 5 g
Vitamin E 5 mg
Zinc 3 mg
Vitamin B3 5 mg
Carbohydrate Servings 1

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