Chicken with Snow Peas Recipe

Tender chicken with sweet snow peas, this Chinese stir fry dish is definitely one of my favorite weeknight meals. Chicken with Snow Peas… yum!


Chicken with Snow Peas

By author Dish Ditty Recipes



  • 2-3 Chicken Breasts (thinly sliced)
  • 2 tablespoons Baking Soda
  • 3/4 cups Water


  • 2 tablespoons Cornstarch
  • 3 tablespoons Dry Vermouth
  • 1 tablespoon Seasoned Rice Wine Vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Sugar
  • 4 dashes Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon White Pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Cilantro Paste (or 1 Tbl fresh chopped cilantro)

Stir Fry

  • 4 tablespoons Vegetable Oil (divided)
  • 6-8oz Snow Peas (cleaned)
  • 1/2 cup Chicken Broth
  • 1 tablespoon Dry Vermouth
  • 1/2 teaspoon Sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt


Step 1
Combine the baking soda and water. Stir in the sliced chicken. Cover and refrigerate for 20 minutes. Rinse well. I like to soak it in water for a few minutes after rinsing to make sure the baking soda is fully removed.
Step 2
In a medium bowl, combine 2 tablespoons cornstarch, 3 tablespoons dry vermouth, 1 tablespoon seasoned rice wine vinegar, 1 teaspoon sugar, 4 dashes of salt, 1/4 teaspoon white pepper and 1 teaspoon cilantro paste. Stir in chicken. Set aside. This can be done in advance and refrigerated until ready to stir fry.
Stir Fry
Step 3
In a small bowl, combine the 1/2 cup chicken broth, 1 tablespoon dry vermouth, 1/2 teaspoon of sugar and 1/4 teaspoon of salt. Set aside.
Step 4
In a large wok or pan, heat on high with 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil. Add the snow peas and cook for 3 minutes. Remove from pan and set aside.
Step 5
In the same pan, add the remaining 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil and heat on high. Add the chicken from the Marinade step above and cook on high stirring constantly for about 2-3 minutes or until chicken is fully cooked. Add the pre-cooked snow peas and the sauce mixture from above. Cook for another 1-2 minutes or until bubbly.

Chicken with Snow Peas by Dish Ditty Recipes

Chicken with Snow Peas

2 Replies to "Chicken with Snow Peas Recipe"

  • comment-avatar
    Jan October 12, 2019 (6:56 am)

    What is the purpose of the baking soda in the first step? I’ve never seen that done before and I’ve been cooking for decades. Can’t wait to try this. Sounds delicious.

    • comment-avatar
      Dish Ditty November 14, 2019 (4:24 pm)

      This is what changes the texture of the chicken and gives it that soft texture.

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