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Ginger Peanut Stir Fry

ginger peanut stir fry
  • (3 Tbsp.) reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • (1 Tbsp.) tomato paste
  • (2 tsp.) Chinkiang rice vinegar or balsamic vinegar
  • (1 tsp.) sugar
  • (2 tsp.) reduced-sodium soy sauce, divided
  • (1/2 tsp.) sesame oil
  • (1 3/4 tsp.) cornstarch, divided
  • (1/4 tsp.) crushed red pepper, plus more to taste
  • (1 lb.) boneless, skinless chicken breast, or thighs, trimmed and cut into 1 in. cubes
  • (1 tsp.) Shao Hsing rice wine or dry sherry
  • (1/2 tsp.) minced garlic
  • (1 Tbsp.) canola oil
  • (2 slices) ginger, 1/2-inch-thick, smashed
  • (2 cups) sugar snap peas
  • (1/4 cup) dry-roasted peanuts
  • (1) scallion, minced

Ginger Peanut Stir Fry

A chicken and snap pea stir fry with flavors of ginger and soy, served with crunchy dry-roasted peanuts and fresh scallions.

Preparation Time
About 20 minutes
Cook Time
About 5 minutes


  1. 1In a small bowl, whisk together broth, tomato paste, vinegar, sugar, 1 tsp. soy sauce, sesame oil, 1/4 tsp. cornstarch and crushed red pepper, set aside.

  2. 2Place a large wok or skillet over high heat.
  3. 3Mix together chicken, rice wine, 1 tsp. soy sauce, 1 1/2 tsp. cornstarch and garlic in a medium bowl. Add oil and ginger to pan, stir-fry 10 seconds.

  4. 4Add chicken, stir-fry another 3-4 minutes, stirring frequently. Add peas and stir-fry another minute, then add sauce and stir until glossy. Remove ginger and serve with peanuts and scallions.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 1 cup

Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories 273
  • Total Fat 12 g
  • Total Carbohydrate 11 g
  • Protein 28 g
  • Cholesterol 66 mg
  • Sodium 177 mg
  • Fiber 3 g

Additional Information

Recipe Category: Dinner

Recipe Subcategory: Entrées with Poultry

Recipe Ethnicity: Asian

Dietetic Info:
  • Glycemic Index:
  • Gluten Free: Yes

Vegetarian/Allergen Info: Contains Poultry, Peanuts

NOTE: Glycemic Index Scale: Low=0-55, Medium=56-69, High=70 or greater.