Hoisin-Glazed Chicken With Sugar Snap Peas



  • 1 pound fresh sugar snap peas, trimmed
  • 3 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 (2-pound) warm rotisserie chicken, skin and wings removed, cut into 6 pieces
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1/2 cup sliced bottled roasted red bell peppers
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon sesame seeds, toasted


1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add peas, and cook for 1–2 minutes or until tender but still bright green. Drain and rinse with cold water. Set aside.

2. Whisk together the hoisin sauce and the next three ingredients (through honey); heat in a large skillet over medium heat. Once mixture begins to bubble, add garlic; cook, stirring occasionally, for 1–2 minutes. Add chicken pieces, and stir about 1 minute or until heated through. Transfer chicken and sauce to a large bowl; toss until chicken is well glazed.

3. Return skillet to stove, add sesame oil, and heat over medium-high heat. Add snap peas and roasted peppers; cook about 2 minutes or until heated through. Season with 1/4 teaspoon salt; remove from heat.

4. Divide chicken among 6 plates, and sprinkle evenly with sesame seeds. Serve peas alongside chicken.

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  • Yield: Makes 6 servings (serving size: about 5 ounces chicken and 2/3 cup peas)

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 394
Fat per serving: 13g
Saturated fat per serving: 3g
Monounsaturated fat per serving: 5g
Polyunsaturated fat per serving: 3g
Protein per serving: 47g
Carbohydrate per serving: 18g
Fiber per serving: 2g
Cholesterol per serving: 135mg
Iron per serving: 3mg
Sodium per serving: 732mg
Calcium per serving: 96mg

Good to Know

Regular soy sauce contains approximately 1,000 mg of sodium per serving (about as much as a Big Mac). Using low-sodium soy sauce cuts about 500 mg without losing the flavor. Try Health magazine’s low-sodium dipping sauce recipe the next time your decide to do stir fry.