Peak of Pea Perfection

Peas are at the height of their season right now. I’ve been scooping them up every chance I get, at the farmer’s market, at the local stand…pounds and pounds of peas. I come home and stand at the counter, snipping and snapping and getting them ready as the big pot of water comes to a boil. After 30 seconds or so in the water I strain them and drop the perfectly green goodness into ice water. When strained again, I divvy then up in bags and pop them in the freezer to be enjoyed later on.

Last week I had the most amazing dinner: Chicken with peas and mint. It was so yummy I thought it was a perfect thing to share.

Chicken and Peas with Mint

1 Chicken breast sliced thin

1/4 c. onion, diced

1 1/2 cups peas (thawed)

2 T. fresh mint, chopped

1 T. fresh oregano, chopped

  1. Drizzle olive oil in a hot saute pan. Drop onions in and cook until translucent (about three to five minutes).
  2. Add sliced chicken, a pinch of salt and pepper. Stir.
  3. When chicken is nearly cooked (about two minutes) add peas and stir.
  4. Let cook until peas are warmed through. Add mint and oregano and stir through.

I added a dollop of butter at the end for a super tasty finish.


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