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Chicken and Baby Sugar Snap Peas

May 12, 2010

Since I usually roast one chicken every week for the stock and gravy supply the leftover chicken dilemma hits again.  I had some frozen baby sugar snap peas, plenty of celery, onions and some fresh ginger.  Everything cooks in one pan while the rice cooker does its own thing.  Dinner in a flash and very little heat in the kitchen.  That is a success.  It’s nice to make a meal so totally different from the original concept that I never feel like I am eating leftovers.  Actually I would rather not eat if I just reheated some chicken and put it on a plate, that whole idea is just too foreign to me.  It only takes a few minutes to search the kitchen and come up with some great ideas and something new all the time.  You will see quite a few of the “second chance chicken”  from a roast chicken and most of them I look forward to making as they are all a little bit different each time I make them depending on the ingredients.  This particular recipe is rather bare minimum but you could add any other vegetables.


  • 1-2 C. Chicken (cut up bite size)
  • 1 C. Chicken Gravy (leftover)
  • 1/4-1/2 C. Chicken Stock
  • 1-3 t. Wondra Flour (for sauces and gravies)
  • 2 T. Butter (unsalted)
  • 1/4 C. Soy Sauce
  • 1 T. Grated Ginger
  • 1 t. Chinese Mustard
  • 3 Stalks Celery (roughly chopped)
  • 2 Medium Onions (roughly chopped)
  • 1 Pkg. Frozen Baby Sugar Snap Peas (fresh if you have them)
  • Salt and Freshly Ground Pepper


  1. Set up rice cooker and turn on (will be ready in 20 minutes and will stay perfect up to 5 hours)
  2. Heat butter in a large pan and saute the celery and onions for a few minutes, adding salt and pepper
  3. Add the chicken gravy, chicken and soy and stir well
  4. Add the ginger and mustard heating thoroughly
  5. Add additional Soy Sauce, chicken stock and Wondra as needed to thicken or thin
  6. Add the baby sugar snap peas and let cook a few minutes
  7. Salt and Pepper as needed

Plate with rice and Chinese Rice Noodles


Adapted from Betty Cheney

(Serves 4)

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