Chinese Style Chicken And Pea Omelette

Chinese Style Chicken And Pea Omelette

10 minutes

Serves 2

Nutritional information

Per serving: 280 kcalories, 29g protein, 10g carbohydrates, 15g fat, 2g saturated fat, 4g fibre, 4g sugars, 0.185g sodium.  As well as the nutritional value of the peas this recipe contains: vitamin A and beta carotene, B complex vitamins, vitamin C, vitamin K, calcium, magnesium, iron, manganese, zinc, potassium plus other antioxidants from the herbs.

Ingredients

2 tsp sesame oil

2 spring onions chopped

1/4 green pepper chopped

1/2 red pepper chopped

100g frozen peas blanched

1 tsp ginger finely grated

100g chicken cooked and shredded

4 eggs lightly beaten

handful of coriander roughly chopped

50g beansprouts

Hoisin sauce to serve

Method

In a heavy-based frying pan heat the sesame oil over a medium heat.  Add the spring onions, green pepper, red pepper, blanched peas and ginger to the pan and cook for a further minute until heated.  Pour over the eggs, throw in the chopped coriander and stir until evenly distributed.  Cook over a low heat for 5 minutes or until the eggs are set.  Fold the omelette in half and place on a serving plate.  Top with the beansprouts and serve with hoisin sauce.

Tips

The less water you use when cooking peas, the less vitamin C is lost. Steaming helps to conserve this vitamin.

When boiling frozen peas, add enough water to cover, bring to the boil and then cover and simmer for 3 minutes. To microwave 227 grams (8oz) of frozen peas add 15ml (1 tablespoon) of water, place in a non metallic container and cover. Cook on full power for 4 minutes (750W) or 4 1/2 minutes (650W)