Chicken Wonton Stir-Fry with Sugar Snap Peas: This dish has fresh lasagna pasta sheets are cleverly cut into nice wonton-esque squares.
A little history on stir-fry
Buwei Yang Chao’s cook book, How to Cook and Eat in Chinese (1945) gave us stir fry. The book describes the chǎo technique. One of the dishes are a simple chicken stir fry.
Stir fry is healthy and appealing, the integration of vegetables, meats, fish. Along with the moderate use of fat and sauces which are not overly rich and somewhat low calorie. One of the most popular dishes are a simple chicken stir fry.
The benefit of organic chicken
When you are shopping for ingredients make sure to get organic chicken breast. One study found that organic chicken contained 38% more heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids. Eating organic chicken may also lower your food-poisoning risk.
Organic may contain less salt and other additives. Salt, and preservatives or add moisture and boost flavor are not allowed in organic chicken. (Check the ingredients label for salt or other additives.) The upshot is higher sodium.
The organic label guarantees certain standards. If you label your chicken organic, growers are legally prohibited from using sewage sludge as fertilizer. Synthetic chemicals not approved by the National Organic Program of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Genetically modified organisms (GMOs)—any plant, animal, or microorganism that has been altered through genetic engineering—in the production process. There fore Chickens labeled as “natural,” on the other hand, don’t necessarily meet those standards.
Pinot Noir goes great with this meal: Chicken goes great with a lighter-bodied Pinot Noir because it tends to be more acidic; it is not overwhelmed by the chicken flavors and washes it down just right.Pinot noir is a red wine grape variety of the species Vitis vinifera. The name may also refer to wines created predominantly from Pinot noir grapes. The name is French word for pine and black. As a go to rule the lighter the meat, the lighter the wine.
Tips for cooking Chicken:
Marinate or brine your chicken: If you are looking for really juicy chicken, marinate or brine the chicken before cooking. Marinades and brine solutions are really easy to make at home.
You need to let the meat rest: When it’s finished cooking, just like a good steak, chicken needs to rest. Once you have hit 165 degrees, stop the heat and let it rest for a few minutes before cutting, so the juices redistribute themselves back through the meat.
Don’t take the skin off: Whatever cut you choose, keep the skin on if you want the juiciest possible result. “The skin is going to help it stay crispy, retain more fat and more juicy ness. If you are trying to be extra healthy keep it on until you are done cooking then take it off.
Faster-Than-Takeout Chicken Wonton Stir-Fry with Sugar Snap Peas
- medium nonstick skillet
- medium saucepan
- toasted sesame seeds
- ½ oz fresh cilantro
- 1 pkt sukiyaki sauce
- ½ oz toasted sesame oil use1 tsp
- 6 oz snap peas
- 10 oz cubed chicken thighs
- 1 oz fresh ginger
- garlic use 1 large clove
- ½ lb pasta sheets use 3
- neutral oil
- apple cider vinegar or red wine vinegar
- kosher salt & ground pepper
- Cut pasta squares: Bring a medium saucepan of salted water to a boil. Stack 3 of the pasta sheets (save rest for own use). Cut the stack into 4 (2- x6-inch) strips. Stack strips, then cut across into 2- x2-inch squares (like wonton squares). Cover with a damp paper towel to keep from drying out and set aside until step 4.
- Prep aromatics & chicken: Peel and finely chop 1 teaspoon garlic and 1 tablespoon ginger. Pat chicken dry, then season all over with salt and pepper.
- Stir-fry chicken: Heat 2 tablespoons neutral oil in a medium nonstick skillet over high until shimmering. Add chicken and cook, stirring once or twice, until browned in spots, 3–4 minutes. Add chopped garlic and ginger and stir-fry until fragrant, about 1 minute. Remove from heat.
- Cook wonton squares: Meanwhile, add pasta wonton squares to boiling water and cook, stirring to prevent sticking, until tender, about 2 minutes. Reserve ¼ cup cooking water, then drain wonton squares.
- Finish stir-fry: Heat skillet with chicken over high. Add snap peas, pasta, and 1 teaspoon of sesame oil. Stir-fry until combined, about 1 minute. Add sukiyaki sauce, 2 tablespoons of the reserved cooking water, and 1 tablespoon vinegar. Stir-fry until pasta is coated in sauce, 2–3 minutes. If pasta is dry, add 1 teaspoon of the remaining cooking water at a time, as needed.
- Chop cilantro & serve: Coarsely chop cilantro and tender stems together. Serve chicken wonton stir-fry garnished with sesame seeds and chopped cilantro. Enjoy!
Sesame, Wheat, Soy and Egg. May contain traces of other allergens. Packaged in a facility that packages gluten containing products.