Sesame Snap Pea Chicken Recipe | PBS Food

Sesame Snap Pea Chicken

sesame snap pea chicken

With a vibrant array of colors, tastes and textures this sesame snap pea chicken will literally turn the corners of your mouth upwards into an umami-induced smile. (Recipe Credit: Marc Matsumoto of Fresh Tastes.)


Yield: Makes 2 large servings

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  • For chicken
  • 7 ounces chicken breast, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 tablespoon sake
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon potato starch
  • For sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sake
  • 1/2 tablespoon soy sauce
  • for stir-fry
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 3.5 ounces snap peas (trimmed)
  • 3.5 ounces shimeji mushrooms
  • 1 tablespoon ground sesame seeds


  1. Add the chicken, 1/2 tablespoon of sake and salt to a bowl and stir to combine. Add the potato starch and mix well to coat the chicken evenly.
  2. In a small bowl, make the sauce by combining 1 tablespoon of sake with 1/2 tablespoon of soy sauce.
  3. Add the oil to a frying pan and heat over medium-high heat.
  4. Add the chicken to the pan spreading out the slices in a single layer. Fry the chicken until it's about 3/4 cooked and then add the snap peas and mushrooms.
  5. Stir-fry for about 30 seconds and then add the sauce. Cover with a lid and steam for 1 minute.
  6. Remove the lid and let any remaining liquid evaporate. Add the ground sesame seeds and toss to coat evenly.
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