Spring vegetables and chicken breast strips sauteed with fresh ginger, lime juice, and a touch of soy sauce for a quick weeknight meal. I love making stir fries for dinner, what's better than throwing veggies and protein into a wok and having dinner ready in minutes.
Yield: 4 servings
5 from 2 votes

Spring Stir Fried Chicken with Sugar Snap Peas and Carrots

Total Time: 30 mins
Cuisine: Chinese, Japanese
Spring vegetables and chicken breast strips sauteed with fresh ginger, lime juice, and a touch of soy sauce for a quick weeknight meal. I love making stir fries for dinner, what's better than throwing veggies and protein into a wok and having dinner ready in minutes.

Ingredients

For the sauce:

  • 1 tbsp low sodium soy sauce or GF tamari (or CoconutĀ Aminos for W30)
  • 1 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 tsp cornstarch or arrowroot (for Paleo or W30)

For the Stir Fry:

  • 1 lb skinless (boneless chicken breast, sliced thin)
  • salt (to taste)
  • 1 tbsp canola or coconut oil
  • 2 tsp fresh garlic (minced)
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger (grated)
  • 1 cup sugar snap peas
  • 1 cup carrots (sliced diagonally)
  • scallions for garnish

Instructions

  • Combine soy sauce, lime juice, water and cornstarch in a small bowl, mix together and set aside.
  • Season chicken lightly with salt. Heat a large wok over high heat.
  • When the wok is very hot, add half of the oil, then add the chicken. Stir fry, stirring occasionally until the chicken is cooked through and browned, about 3-4 minutes.
  • With a slotted spoon, remove the chicken and set aside. Reduce heat to medium.
  • Add the remaining oil to the wok; add the garlic and ginger, stir for 20 seconds. Add the sugar snap peas and carrots, stirring over medium high heat until tender crisp, about 3-4 minutes.
  • Return the chicken to the wok, add the soy sauce-lime mixture, mix well and cook another 30 seconds to one minute.
  • Serve immediately and top with fresh scallions.
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Nutrition

Calories: 179kcal, Carbohydrates: 7g, Protein: 27g, Fat: 5.5g, Sodium: 238mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 1.5g
Blue Smart Points: 1
Green Smart Points: 3
Purple Smart Points: 1
Points +: 5