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Chicken and Pea Pod Stir-Fry

Yield: 4 servings
Serving Size: 1-1/2 cups stir-fry includes 5/8 cup chicken
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  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon low-salt soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon peanut oil
  • 1-1/2 cups julienne-cut carrot
  • 2 cups fresh snow pea pods or sugar snap peas, OR 1 (6-ounce) package frozen pea pods, thawed and drained
  • 3/4 cup sliced green onions
  • 2 tablespoons grated fresh gingerroot
  • 2-1/2 cups cubed (3/4-inch), cooked chicken breast


  1. In a small bowl, combine cornstarch and sugar, and blend well. Add water and soy sauce, blending until smooth. Set aside.
  2. Heat oil in a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Add carrots and stir to coat. Cover and cook 3 minutes. Add snow pea pods or snap peas, green onions, and gingerroot, and cook, stirring, for 3 to 4 minutes or until vegetables are crisp tender.
  3. Stir in chicken and cornstarch mixture. Cook, stirring, until mixture thickens and is thoroughly heated.

Nutritional Information (Per Serving)
Sodium: 211 mg
Cholesterol:63 mg
Fat: 7g
Carbohydrates: 14g
Exchanges: 4 Very Lean Meat, 1 Vegetable, 1/2 Starch, 1/2 Fat

Source: The Complete Idiot's Guide to Terrific Diabetic Meals

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