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Pea Shoots and Chicken in Garlic Sauce

Rated as 4.56 out of 5 Stars

"Whenever we go out for Chinese food, my friends always order this vegetable dish from the 'secret' menu. It is so yummy and different and probably pretty good for you because it is as green as spinach. I've been scouring the vegetable aisle for months trying to figure out what exactly the stuff is. Lo and behold, today I found it at Superstore. Of course I didn't know exactly until I actually cooked it, but there was no mistaking it. They are snow pea shoots! Yumm yumm!"
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25 m servings 171
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. Toss the strips of chicken breast with the cornstarch in a mixing bowl. Sprinkle with the sesame oil and toss until evenly mixed.
  2. Heat the vegetable oil in a wok or large skillet over high heat. Stir in the chicken and cook until lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant. Stir in the pea shoots just until wilted; pour in the chicken broth and bring to a simmer. Cook and stir a few minutes until the chicken broth has thickened. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 171 calories; 10.2 6.4 13.9 33 212 Full nutrition

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I really had to think about if this was 3 stars or 4. I am giving it 4 stars because - although it was bland - I knew it would be by looking at the ingredients. The sesame oil in the chicken i...

I am one of those annoying people that rate a recipe, even though not following the recipe exactly. I always read reviews first, just to find out what others think of this recipe and I used sug...

This is fantastic! Used local organic hydroponic pea shoots. It tastes just like takeout Chinese (but less greasy).

This was simple and good. You can alter the amounts to your taste. The main thing, I think, is knowing these are called snow pea, or snap pea shoots, and getting a little green in your diet!

Yummy and simple to make

Easy and very tasty. We added mushrooms and sugar snap peas along with pea shoots. Tasted like the Chinese place down the road without the MSG. Served with basmati rice, eggrolls, springrolls...

I was pleasantly surprised by how yummy this was. I had gotten pea shoots in my csa box this week and did not know what to do with them. Can't wait to make it again!

Very mild dish but one that compliments the other dishes on the menu. I forgot to get pea shoots but I continued with the recipe anyway :) Due to dietary concerns I used spelt flour instead of c...

Totally skipped the pea shoots, took advice from others, doubled the sesame, threw in a dollop of soy sauce, some chili powder, salt and pepper, and chopped up a bit more garlic and onions (yes ...