I’ve been thinking a lot about Cheap & Friendly Family Meals lately. So many households need quick and inexpensive meal ideas; may I humbly suggest this one?
Auntie Doni’s Chicken and Snow Pea Stir-Fry
3 B/S Chicken Thighs, diced
1 Tbsp. Vegetable Oil
8 oz. package Fresh Snow Peas
2 Garlic Cloves, thinly sliced
3 Green Onion, chopped and divided
1/2 Tbsp. fresh Ginger, grated fine
1/4 tsp. White Pepper
1/4 C. Low Sodium Soy Sauce (you know we like Aloha Shoyu best!)
1/4 C. Chicken Broth
1/2 Tbsp. Corn Starch
1/2 tsp. Sesame Oil
In a large fry pan over medium-high, heat the Oil just til you see wisps of smoke. Sauté the Chicken until it get a little brown. Now goes in the Snow Peas, Garlic, Ginger, half of the Green Onions and White Pepper, toss them with the Chicken and add maybe 2 tablespoons of water and cover. Steam the veg to crisp-tender, this should take like 1-2 minutes, tops.
Combine the Shoyu, Broth and Corn Starch in a small bowl or measuring cup; pour over the Chicken and Veg and stir to combine. The sauce will thicken and coat everything nicely.
Remove the pan from the heat and drizzle the Sesame Oil and sprinkle the remaining Green Onions over your finished dish.
Serve with Steamed Rice, Noodles or just by itself.
Here’s the break down of this dish:
Chicken $2.00 + Snow Peas $2.98 + everything else $1.50 = $6.48/4 servings = $1.64
As always, a recipe is simply some else’s idea, you take it and make it your own. Change out the protein and/or the veg, like Shrimp and Asparagus or Beef and Broccoli, the sky’s the limit.
**Cook’s note: if you like a saucier dish, double the Soy Sauce, Broth and Corn Starch.