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Spicy Chicken Fillets With Snow Peas

Updated on November 11, 2015
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My mom always have her tricks up to her sleeves in order to get us eat the snow peas which we hated the most.

I remembered once she added our favorite chicken fillets and sum up with a special sauce that had caught us hooked to this Spicy Chicken With Snow Peas for months!

She would throw in some chopped onions, chicken fillets and add in hot bean sauce which was the special sauce that I had been talking about.

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5 stars from 3 ratings of SPicy Chicken Fillet With Snow Peas

Why do we hate snow peas?


My mom is a lazy chef. She prefers to cook vegetable dishes without picking out the roots, stems or strings.

Eating snow peas with the strings attached is similar to chewing rubber bands in your mouth.

Hence, I always have to help her out to pull out the strings along both sides of the snow peas before cooking time.

At the tip of the snow pea, peel up the string and pull it slowly, downwards until it snaps. Repeat the same procedure for the other sides.



What is Chillie Bean Sauce?


I never heard of Chillie bean sauce either until I stumbled upon it at the local supermarket, at the sauce & spice department.

Some people called it Hot Bean paste while locally most housewives say it is Dou Ban Jiang, also known as Chillie Bean Sauce.

It is actually a combination of fermented bean past with blended chillies and sugar mixed in a jar. Chillie Bean sauce or hot bean sauce makes a wonderful salted and spicy flavor to meat recipes and tofu.

You need not add in extra seasoning such as salt or pepper into your dish after adding hot bean paste as it has all the required taste with a tablespoon.




Verdict:

This is today's dinner.

My kids had just finished almost half of the dish, the chicken fillets are gone for sure, so are the snow peas but nobody is eating the onions.

They love to mix the mild spicy gravy with white rice.

Guess I had to finish the rest like a garbage truck!


Here is the recipe for SPICY CHICKEN FILLET WITH SNOW PEAS:

Food you need to prepare:

fresh snow peas
fresh snow peas | Source

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 15 min
Ready in: 25 min
Yields: 3-4 persons

Ingredients You Need To Prepare

  • 2 clove garlic,, chopped
  • 200g chicken fillets
  • 12 snow peas,, remove strings
  • 1 small onion,, sliced
  • 2 tsp plum sauce
  • 3 slices ginger
  • 125ml chicken stock or water
  • 1 tbsp hot bean sauce
  • 1 tsp light soy sauce

Method of cooking:

  1. Cut the chicken fillet into strips.
  2. Wash the snow peas and remove the strings.
  3. Heat up wok with oil. Fry chopped garlic, slices of ginger and onions until fragrant. Add in hot bean sauce but slow down the heat in order not to burn the sauce.
  4. Add in snow peas and the chicken fillets, stir fry for 5 minutes until the chicken fillets are almost cooked.
  5. Pour in the chicken stock and season with plum sauce, light soy sauce. Allow the stock to simmer until the snow peas and chicken turned soft.
  6. Once the stock reduced to almost half, the dish is done. Remember to retain some stock as the gravy. Garnish with chopped spring onion and fried crispy shallots if desired.

Garlic, onions and ginger

chop the garlic, slice the onions and ginger
chop the garlic, slice the onions and ginger | Source

Chicken fillets

you can use chicken fillets, keel or chicken breast for this recipe. Just remove the bones from the chicken flesh
you can use chicken fillets, keel or chicken breast for this recipe. Just remove the bones from the chicken flesh | Source

Light soy sauce

I prefer to use Lee Kum Kee light soy sauce, less salt and light taste
I prefer to use Lee Kum Kee light soy sauce, less salt and light taste | Source

Chillie bean sauce

great chillie bean sauce for stir fries meat dishes
great chillie bean sauce for stir fries meat dishes | Source

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Health Benefits of eating snow peas

Mom says that we have to eat vegetables which included snow peas even though we hated the strings.

Here are the reasons why:

  • Snow peas are less in calories. So if you are on a diet or weight loss program, eat your greens!
  • Snow peas are high in fiber just like any other green leafy vegetables and fruits. It helps you to reduce constipation problems. If you want smooth stool, eat snow peas to help your waste in the large or transverse colon to push down into the anus quickly. No more moaning in the toilet bowl!
  • Snow peas has high Vitamin C as fresh orange juice. It aids in fighting against inflammatory diseases, protect your immune system from free radicals and germs from attacking your body.
  • Snow peas has sufficient amount of carotene which is similar to carrots, to protect your skin, mucus membranes and better eyesight. Who says carrots can make you look in the dark? Snow peas can!


How to remove the strings of snow peas

How to choose fresh snow peas

  • Choose snow peas that are bright in green colors.
  • If you could pick the snow peas, choose small seeds and brightly colored pods.
  • Avoid picking thin, lumpy ( lifeless) snow peas.
  • Avoid yellowish snow peas, they had been on the shelves for weeks.
  • Avoid dried brown seams.
  • fresh snow peas should be very green, flat and firm.
  • Snows should be able to break with a snap easily.
  • Fresh snow peas should snap if bend. In addition you can see the fresh, round pods inside

How to keep store peas

  • Keep fresh snow peas in plastic bag, preferably ziplock bag in the fridge.
  • You may keep them up to 3 days.
  • However, the peas may turn soft and less crispy by then.
  • Try to eat / cook snow peas in 2 days after purchase.

Per Serving

Nutrition Facts
Calories 134
Calories from Fat0
% Daily Value *
Carbohydrates 25 g8%
Sugar 9 g
Fiber 35 g140%
Protein 9 g18%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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Substitute


If you are a vegetarian, replace the chicken fillet with pressed tofu, mushrooms or vegetarian meatball to add more flavor to your snow peas dish.

If you would like to try something different, replace it with chicken liver, taste as good as any chicken parts.

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      peachy 18 months ago from Home Sweet Home

      https://hubpages.com/@peggy-w

      yeah, I am hungry too, will be cooking today the same recipe. Bon appetit!

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      Peggy Woods 18 months ago from Houston, Texas

      Revisiting this good sounding recipe of yours. It is certainly making me hungry! Thanks for sharing your recipe. Pinning!

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      peachy 23 months ago from Home Sweet Home

      yo thelme! good to see you!

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      Thelma Alberts 2 years ago from Germany

      Yummy! I love this kind of food. Thanks for sharing Peachy.

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      thanks rachel, I love trying new recipes too

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      Rachel L Alba 2 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Thanks, I love trying new foods.

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      Thanks rachel, if you can't find hot bean sauce, try mixing chilli paste with salted soya bean paste together. You can find it at amazon. Or the supermarket under the seasoning section, brown beans in color

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      Rachel L Alba 2 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Hi Peachy, I never heard of hot bean sauce, I'll have to look for it in our stores. If I can't find it, what can I substitute it for? I love this recipe, it's a nice summer dish to make. I gave t 5 stars and voted up.

      Blessings to you.

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      thanks akriti, i noticed you love food:)

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      Akriti Mattu 2 years ago from Shimla, India

      Seems yummy :)

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      thanks victoria, yes, do remove the strings. You will be chewing strings and rubber bands , aren't you?

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      Victoria Lynn 2 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      I don't know what hot bean sauce is, but I love that chili garlic sauce! Spicy chicken sounds great! I've never thought about moving the strings in snow peas, but you're right in that they would be much better!

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      Thanks, yes, spicy veggies are rare.

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      naecrix 2 years ago

      Wow this seems so yummy! I love spicy food in general so this will be on my list for trying out for sure!

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      thanks pagevoice, it is true when peeling off the strings. I like the crisp texture

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      Dennis L. Page 2 years ago from New York/Pennsylvania border

      I do all of the cooking at home and one of my favorite dishes is chicken and vegetable stir-fry. Snow peas can be a pain to clean, but they are so good to eat.

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      thanks, do try and let me know. I wish there is a hublicious vote too

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      Leptirela 2 years ago from I don't know half the time

      Hubilicous :D Delicious.

      You have just made me bookmark this hub. Next week il attempt this .

      Thank you great hub.

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      jtrader 2 years ago

      That looks yummy

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      2besure

      thanks, yeah out own food tasting sometimes do get bored, trying new recipes would be nice

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      Pamela Lipscomb 2 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      This is a great recipe. I get so tired of tasting my own food, I am always looking for ways to spice things up!

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      thanks, you plant snow peas?

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      Susie Lehto 2 years ago from Minnesota

      Looks like a might tasty dish to me.

      I love snow peas, think I will plant some this year.

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      Sandy Mertens 2 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      This looks so good. I love spicy chicken and snow peas. Yum.

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      KarenHC

      true, the strings and stems are time consuming just like bean sprouts

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      Karen 2 years ago from U.S.

      This recipe looks very good, peachpurple. I love snow peas, but I can see where they would not be a favorite for people if the stems and strings are left in! It is kind of time consuming to prepare the snow peas that way, but worth the effort.

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      thanks straubie48, any sauces will do as long you like them.

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      thanks janshares, thanks pstraubie48 too, I am happy that someone read my recipes

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      Janis Leslie Evans 2 years ago from Washington, DC

      Very nice recipe and beautiful photos, peachpurple. The chicken and snow peas dish looks yummy and easy to make. The combination of ingredients sounds very flavorful. I will have to try it. Thanks for sharing this recipe. Voted up and useful. Thanks, pstraubie48 for sharing with the community!

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      Patricia Scott 2 years ago from sunny Florida

      Thanks for the heads up. I have used other sauces but not this one. My family likes the spicy dishes so this will be one they will enjoy for sure.

      Angels are on the way to you this afternoon. ps

      Voted up+++ shared g+

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      Dear pegcole,

      Glad to hear that you like this recipe and the hot bean sauce

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      Peg Cole 2 years ago from Dallas, Texas

      These mouth watering pictures make me hungry. I didn't know that snow peas had strings like pole beans do. You're right about them tasting like rubber bands if not removed. Thanks for the tip on the hot bean sauce. That looks good.

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      @joyfulcrown

      thanks, now you can do something with your snowpeas.

      @CrisSp

      Thanks, yes you can replace them with any ingredients

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      CrisSp 2 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Great photos and surely do-able recipe. I like that I can substitute something else and produce the same result. This is definitely on my list.

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      Joyfulcrown 2 years ago

      Yesterday I saw a package of snow peas in my refrigerator. I now I know what to do with them.

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      @jackie

      you eat raw snow peas? I find it weird to taste raw vegetables unless boiled. Like eating grass!

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      Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South

      I love snow peas, even raw sometimes but I agree about that string! I always remove it, unless the peas are really young. Still don't want to eat the stem though. I will be back for this recipe too; or maybe i will just take it with me! ^+

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      @writer fox

      thanks, appreciated yr votes

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      Writer Fox 2 years ago from the wadi near the little river

      This looks like a delicious recipe! Voted up.

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      Dear paepawwrites

      Do try to let me know

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      Jim 2 years ago from Kansas

      It looks and sounds very good.

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      yes, if you don't remove the strings, you will be chewing rubber bands

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      you grow your own snow peas? clever!

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      Peggy Woods 2 years ago from Houston, Texas

      I actually grew snow peas when we lived in Wisconsin. We love them! Sounds like a really good recipe. Thanks!

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      vespawoolf 2 years ago from Peru, South America

      This looks delicious. I love snow peas but I agree, you must remove the strings!

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      lol! yeah, just had to take this photo and upload it

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      thanks, I like to try new veegie recipes, hope you like it

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      Susan 2 years ago from India

      Wow..This looks simply mouth watering. The photo alone is enough to make me feel hungry.

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      Patricia Scott 2 years ago from sunny Florida

      This sounds like a quick, easy meal that is full of flavor and texture...four things I look for in a recipe.

      Adding to my recipe files. Thank you so much for sharing.

      Angels are on the way to you ps

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      @RTalloni

      thanks, you should try different veggies, i love the combiantion

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      RTalloni 3 years ago from the short journey

      I agree with the first comment--mouth watering! Thanks also for the tips on buying snow peas.

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      peachy 3 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      @Sunnyglitter

      thanks, I am sure you will enjoy this dish

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      Sunnyglitter 3 years ago from Cyberspace

      This looks amazing!

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      peachy 3 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      Hi ranakm,

      Thanks, any meat will do, a little is better than a lot

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      RanaKm 3 years ago

      Mmm I prefer it with little meat pieces hhh I don't know what's that called.. You've got a very organized recipe right here, thanks for sharing (:

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      peachy 3 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      I love it too, with tofu and minced meat

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      Dale Anderson 3 years ago from The High Seas

      I love hot bean paste!

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      peachy 3 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      @Minnetonka Twin

      Thanks for reading and adding this recipe to your list. Try Lee Kum Kee brand, if you can get one

      @ChitrangadaSharan

      Thanks for your votes and pins

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Your recipe looks so delicious and tempting!

      The combination of ingredients looks very interesting! I must try this.

      Thanks, voted up and pinned!

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      Linda Rogers 3 years ago from Minnesota

      This sounds so delicious that I'm gonna make it for dinner. I love snow peas, or pea pods as we call them over here.This is very much a form of stir fry which I do at least once a week. I've never tried that Chillie Bean Sauce before and look forward to seeing what I think. Thanks for a great recipe to add to my folder.

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      peachy 3 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      thanks, hope you enjoy this meal

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      peachy 3 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      @teaches12345

      thanks for yr kind comments. My kids are learning to eat snow peas after mixing with chicken fillets

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      Oh my, your photo makes my mouth water. I am guilty of not eating enough snowpeas and will have to pick some up this week. Thanks for the share on this lovely dish.