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We try to buy as many fruits and vegetables as possible when we go the grocery store to ensure we have enough for the week and to force us to eat healthy throughout the week. Each time we we go to the store, we try to get something that is not a part of our usual menu to mix it up. A couple times now we have gotten snap peas to add a veggie to our meal and each time we have tried to play around with the snap peas to create a new dish. This was how this dish emerged.

Ingredients:

-Rice

-Olive oil

-4 to 6 cloves of garlic

-Package of chicken tenders

-Lemon juice

-Pepper

-Package of snap peas

-4 to 5 stalks of green onions

-1 tablespoon teriyaki sauce

The whole meal can be prepared while the rice is cooking, so start off by getting your rice cooking. As the rice is cooking, add olive oil to a pan on a low heat and let it warm up. While the olive oil heats up, chop up 4 to 6 cloves of garlic. The variance is garlic is based on the size of the clove 4 large cloves or 6 smaller cloves to ensure you get the ample amount of flavor. Add the garlic to the pan and bring the temperature up slightly. Wait about 2 to 3 minutes for the garlic flavor to really delve into the olive oil as well. Next add the package of chicken and lemon juice. The lemon juice is based on preference. We initially added around 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, as well as several dashes of pepper. Everything we do is based on personal preferences. For example, we really enjoy pepper, but hardly ever use salt so that may be something you might want to add to your recipe. Continue to flip the chicken while it cooks to ensure the flavor is throughout the chicken. Once the chicken is almost completely cooked, add freshly washed snap peas. Mix up the chicken and snap peas, as well as add a little more lemon juice and pepper. While the snap peas are heating up, chop up the green onions. Allow the snap peas to become slightly softened and warmed. Next, add the green onions to the pan and mix everything together. After only 1 or 2 minutes the chicken and snap peas are ready! Additionally the rice should be done as well, so drain and place on a plate. Then add your pan meal to the place. We decided to utilize the juices from the food to create a sauce next. Remove the chicken, snap peas, green onions, and garlic from the pan as much as possible and add the teriyaki sauce. Mix everything together and let it just heat up for about a minute. Afterwards pour the sauce on top of the rice. The flavors of the teriyaki sauce and the juices from the pan will combine for a flavorful sauce that compliments the taste of the food. Everything will blend quite nicely and you will be left with a delicious meal. We highly encourage you to try it!

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