Ginger Chicken with Snow Pea Salad
Ginger Chicken with Snow Pea Salad

Photo Credit

Rodale Books

This Recipe

  • Skill Level: Beginner
  • Serves: 2
  • Start to Finish: Less than 30 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Amount per serving:
Total Calories: 309
  • 473mg Sodium
  • 10g Carbs
  • 3g Fiber
  • 12g Fat
  • 2g Saturated Fat
  • 38g Protein

Snap peas are at their best in spring, so take advantage with this Asian dish that melds salty soy, nutty sesame, and a kick of ginger.

Appropriate for: Clean, low-carb, low-sugar, South Beach diets


  • Salt
  • 1 pound snow peas, strings removed
  • 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons canola oil, divided
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon low-sodium soy sauce, divided
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 scallions, sliced
  • 2 teaspoons dark sesame oil



1. Bring a medium saucepan of salted water to a boil. Fill a medium mixing bowl with ice and water. Boil snow peas for 2 minutes, drain, and place in ice water for 1 minute to chill. Drain and pat dry.
2. Combine 2 teaspoons canola oil, 1 tablespoon soy sauce, and ginger in a shallow bowl. Add chicken and toss to coat.
3. Heat remaining 1 tablespoon canola oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken and cook 5 minutes on each side until golden and no longer pink inside. Transfer to a cutting board and slice.
4. Combine peas, scallions, sesame oil, and remaining 1 teaspoon soy sauce in a mixing bowl. Divide mixture between two plates and top each with half the chicken.

Reprinted from The South Beach Diet Quick & Easy Cookbook by Arthur Agatston, M.D. Copyright (c) 2005 by by Arthur Agatston, MD. By permission of Rodale Books.

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