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Chicken and Snap Peas Stir Fry with a side of incrimental goal-acomplishment

February 1, 2011

I’ve had too many cookies this week, and so my favorite jeans had to stay in the closet. I think it’s time for a wholesome recipe! Goal-setting and goal-accomplishing is very important to one’s mental health. If your goal is to lose weight or be healthy, making dinner tonight can be part of your goal-accomplishing. Also, mental health is tied to your physical health. Being healthy starts with nutrition.

This stir fry is diet-friendly because it is full of vegetables and best of all it is filling on its own.  However if you have a hungry family not on a diet, rice makes a nice addition.

Chicken and Snap Peas Stir Fry (serves 4-5)

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken thighs or breasts
  • 2 scallions, finely chopped
  • 2 medium tomatoes, diced
  • 3 cups chopped sugar snap peas
  • 1/2 an onion, finely chopped
  • 2 dashes onion powder
  • 2 chicken bullion cubes, dissolved into a half cup of water (If you can, purchase the kind without msg. aka monosodium glutamate. because it can steal your soul and give you headaches. Not what you call an even trade.)
  • 5 large mushrooms, diced

Cook the chicken in olive oil because I said so. While it’s heating up, start removing the stems from the sugar snap peas and chopping them.

When the chicken is no longer pink and cooked completely, use your spatula to dice the chicken into small cubes squares about the size pennies would be if they were square and cubed. Turn off the heat until you have finished processing the snap peas.

Finish chopping the peas and add them to the chicken. Resume cooking and stir. Add oil when needed, because really the only high-calorie ingredients are the chicken and the oil, so you’re doing fine. Chop the onions next. Add those, then the scallions, then the tomatoes and finally the mushrooms, stirring each time. Add the concentrated chicken broth to the stir fry and dust with onion powder. Turn to low heat until the vegetables are cooked to desired tenderness.

I chopped the ingredients finely so the flavors could meld evenly. However it took me a long time and I was angry enough at life to keep chopping and chopping. If you are in a hurry you can chop things larger and I’m sure it will turn out fine.

Update: I made this dish again and it turned out just as good. I cut things larger to save time but it still took a while to get the chopping done.

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