healthy spring recipes

April 18, 2013

Nobody knows what it is but, summer sure brings out the appetite in us all and, the desire for diversification in what we eat. We want to eat “fun” things in the summer. Fresh food is often a big part of that. Enjoying something tasty doesn’t mean you can’t eat healthy too. As the garden begins to grow and harvesting your efforts comes a long, you can enjoy some fresh spins on the classic salad. One of our favorites is a chicken salad with snow peas.

Snow peas can be used for more than just an accessory in a stir-fry. If you cut them properly, their crisp crunch can add a lot to this entree. Items you will need include:

  • 1 lb snow peas
  • 1 lb chicken
  • 12 oz can chicken broth
  • 2.5 tablespoons of rice vinegar
  • 3 tsps sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp cashews
  • 1 tbsp ginger
  • 1.5 garlic cloves
  • soy sauce

To prepare this deliciousness, simple put the chicken in a cooking tray and add broth. Heat to a boil. While cooking you can get a head start on preparing the sauce. Mix 2 teaspoons of the rice vinegar with the sesame oil, adding soy sauce to taste. Stir until smooth. Now that the sauce is made, check the chicken. You should have it lightly simmering simmer until the chicken is cooked enough that the center is no longer pink. This usually takes around 13 minutes, give or take. Once cooked, chop the chicken into pieces.

Now that the chicken is cooked, you can heat use another pan to mix in your ginger, garlic and the last teaspoon of sesame oil. Lightly heat while stirring in the snow peas. Stir while cooking for a few minutes until the snow peas have a nice color.

That’s about it. Now, just mix the sauce with the chicken and top it all off with some cashews.

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