More than Peas Please (Recipe)

by lindsay cotter on January 3, 2012

Whoops. So a few days ago I was reminded (by my mother) that a special day was around the corner. Yes, I am the wife who totally forgot about our anniversary until 2 days ago. That’s okay, I am pretty sure, no I am certain that the hubs did too. So I’m taking the afternoon off to go do things with the hubs. This cutie pie below.

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Things like every couple loves to do when celebrating anniversaries. Like visit the bike shop, go for a trail run, and maybe grab a glass of wine down at the viaduct harbor. No seriously, that’s what we wanted to do. Easy to please you might say. Plus, if I really wanted to, I could pull the…

“well it’s our anniversary in the states tomorrow” card and celebrate again. Hehe, sneaky! Winking smile

But I promised some peas but oh this recipe is more than peas. So make it, maybe for a celebration dinner, or for someone easy to please. Smile with tongue out

Green Chicken and Peas

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Green Chicken and Peas
Recipe Type: main (gluten free)
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 25 mins
Total time: 35 mins
Serves: 2-4 chicken breasts
Ingredients
  • Chicken Broth or vegetable broth
  • 1/2 cup chopped parsley
  • 1 chopped garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp chili pepper
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • turmeric (optional)
  • natural butter
  • green peas (fresh or frozen)
  • Salsa
  • Avocado
  • Chicken breasts or wings (skin on)
Instructions
  1. Bring 2-3 cups chicken broth and 1/2-1 cup water to a boil, just enough to cover the amount of chicken you are adding in. Add in 1-2 tbsp oil, chicken (skin on), garlic, parsley, turmeric, and pepper. Simmer for about 20 minutes or until chicken is almost done, but not totally done.
  2. Drain juices (keep herbs and a little juice for coating later). Return to the stove and add in peas with 1 tbsp. natural butter. Add in your chili pepper and the broth/juice you kept. Cook on low to medium low until peas are cooked and chicken is done.
  3. Feel free to add in a corn/pea/carrot mixture instead.
  4. Serve chicken (skin on or off) on top of peas and add fresh avocado and salsa to top!
  5. Best served with a side of sticky brown rice or white rice. I even added in some chopped nuts and raisins.

 


Are you easy to please?

I’m going to tell myself I am. There, I’m pleased.

Cheers,

LC

{ 85 comments… read them below or add one }

Melissa January 3, 2012 at 9:49 pm

looks great, I will have to try this!

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LCCotter January 3, 2012 at 11:11 pm

oh let me know if you give it a whirl!

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MegSmith @ Cooking.In.College January 3, 2012 at 10:02 pm

Haha I am going to go ahead and tell myself I am easy to please too :-) Happy Anniversary!! Those peas look amazing!

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LCCotter January 3, 2012 at 11:11 pm

i think you are so its official! hehe.

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katie January 3, 2012 at 10:03 pm

Are you easy to please?

Haha love it! Yes I actually am, its the little things that make me so happy!

Happy Tuesday love!

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LCCotter January 3, 2012 at 11:13 pm

oh yes you are and I love that about you!

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jobo January 3, 2012 at 10:11 pm

Happy anniversary!! I say celebrate both days ;-) hehe!! this recipe looks awesome! I loooove peas!! :)

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LCCotter January 3, 2012 at 11:13 pm

i think i will sucker him into it, yes? :P

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Julia @ Pain, Pride and Perseverance January 3, 2012 at 10:13 pm

Happy Anniversary dear friend! your all’s celebration sounds perfect to me. i am very easy to please and all about the simple things :)

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LCCotter January 3, 2012 at 11:14 pm

simple and affordable! haha. Love that!

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Katie @ Raisins&Apples January 3, 2012 at 10:38 pm

I think being a preschool teacher has made me very easy to please. Every day is a little victory!

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LCCotter January 3, 2012 at 11:13 pm

oh you win, hands down! easy to please and FUN!

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Bonnie January 3, 2012 at 10:45 pm

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY to you guys! :) Excited for the new year ahead and your celebration sounds perfect…enjoy every bit of it, and can’t wait to hear exactly what you did and see some pictures! Happy Anniversary again to you and James.

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LCCotter January 3, 2012 at 11:11 pm

i can’t reveal all that we do. hehe….get the picture?
;)

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Heather (Where's the Beach) January 3, 2012 at 10:50 pm

Happy Anniversary!! Sounds like a great way to spend any day if you ask me. Jason and I would totally go for a run on our anniversary too.

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LCCotter January 3, 2012 at 11:12 pm

haha, i think i remember you guys doing that in fact! love it!

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Gen January 3, 2012 at 10:51 pm

Happy Anniversary to ya’ll!!!! :D
That chicken sounds amazing!

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LCCotter January 3, 2012 at 11:15 pm

it is! make it for your family. That might PLEASE them. :)

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katie @KatieDid January 3, 2012 at 11:01 pm

Happy happy anniversary you two! I would want to spend my day the same way- tons of outdoors time, exercise and wine. And I’d like to think I’m easy to please. I can be good with some friends or family time, a drink out, or a simple meal in to celebrate something and I’m happy as can be.

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LCCotter January 3, 2012 at 11:12 pm

yes m’am! you are my kind of gal. I just know it!

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Kristin @ STUFT Mama January 3, 2012 at 11:08 pm

Happy Anniversary!! :) Yay!!!! As I was reading this my hubby just got annoyed and kept asking “what’s so funny”. I told him that I just love the way you write. :) Fun recipe! Pass over the peas! :)

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LCCotter January 3, 2012 at 11:15 pm

oh you do? good, its rubbing off on someone. Cheers! wine time!

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Emma (Sweet Tooth Runner) January 3, 2012 at 11:22 pm

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!! I love you guys and I hope you have a great anniversary! That sounds like the best time to me too! A trail run makes any day awesome! Have a great one! <3

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Allie January 3, 2012 at 11:44 pm

Happy anniversary! Today is my anniversary with Jimmy– 3 years and 3 months :)

I am pretty easy to please.. I only require lots of coffee, pb, and sleep ;)

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Mamarunsbarefoot January 3, 2012 at 11:48 pm

As usual nothing but amazing recipes! Wow!

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Sam January 3, 2012 at 11:53 pm

delish!! i like to think i’m easy to please…my hubs could probably answer more accurately :)

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LCCotter January 4, 2012 at 7:40 am

haha, mine could too! we’re easy to please for each other. Right?

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Klh January 3, 2012 at 11:58 pm

Happy Annie to y’all!

Enjoy your day and the peas :)

<3

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The Hippie Health Nut January 4, 2012 at 12:31 am

Happy Anniversary! That’s my kinda celebration- totally relaxed!

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LCCotter January 4, 2012 at 7:24 am

indeed, relaxed and content! Cheers!

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tea-bagginit January 4, 2012 at 12:53 am

happy anniversary! it seems like you had a great day!
i’m definitely easy to please – j always asks me to go out to dinner or a movie and i always refuse – sometimes (always) i’d just so much rather make dinner at home and watch a rental! :)
plus, i hate dressing up!
comfy pjs for me, pretty please … or pretty peas!

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LCCotter January 4, 2012 at 7:41 am

sounds good to me! and dressing up is hard work!

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Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) January 4, 2012 at 1:54 am

Happy Anniversary to you two adorable cuties! Sounds like you have a great time planned. Enjoy your time together as I know you will! Oh and the eats look amazing! Love the color! It’s my favorite!

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LCCotter January 4, 2012 at 7:29 am

me too! the greener the better, right? Thanks for the fun wishes, we are just glad to be here.

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Pure2raw twins January 4, 2012 at 2:05 am

Happy early Anniversary to you too!!!
And peas can be easy to please for me, well most of the time. haha
Peas is one of those things that I have to be in the mood for ;)
HUGS

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LCCotter January 4, 2012 at 7:25 am

i agree! peas have been my mood lately, not sure why, but I’ll just go with it. hehe.

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Dorry January 4, 2012 at 3:16 am

happy anniversary to you and James! I’m glad you get to celebrate in the summertime over in NZ. :)

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LCCotter January 4, 2012 at 7:23 am

oh me too! its been a gift in itself.

p.s.
when is your next day off?

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Lou January 4, 2012 at 3:21 am

Happy anniversary you guys!! Hooray!

I’m pretty easy to please… I think? Maybe not at a Steak House for dinner, but ya know ;)

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LCCotter January 4, 2012 at 7:23 am

how about a good market or grocery store instead?! Thats easy and so fun! hehe.

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Katie January 4, 2012 at 3:48 am

OK. This looks like a Katie-meal. Can I please move in with you guys?

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LCCotter January 4, 2012 at 7:13 am

i keep telling you to come on down. No joke! :)

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Kris January 4, 2012 at 6:01 am

happy anni Cotters! <3

friends "make fun" of Jason and I because we celebrate SO MANY anniversaries… ;) sounds like a perfect day – and celebrating twice, even better!

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LCCotter January 4, 2012 at 7:42 am

hey, the more the merrier so celebrate often. Life is too shor, right?!

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Tiff @ Love Sweat and Beers January 4, 2012 at 10:17 am

Yum! Sounds good to me :)

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LCCotter January 4, 2012 at 7:16 pm

easy to please you are! :)

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Miz January 4, 2012 at 10:41 am

ours is next week and HELL YES.
Im sooo easy to peas :)
happy anniversary.

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LCCotter January 4, 2012 at 7:16 pm

Cheers to 14 years?? is that right? Happy early anniversary friend!

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Tara January 4, 2012 at 1:32 pm

I don’t think my last comment went through,but this might be a double comment. Anyway, happy anniversary! I like to think I am easy to please. Life is better when you can find pleasure in the little things!

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LCCotter January 4, 2012 at 7:17 pm

oh thank you Tara. Life’s simple pleasures is what its all about. right?

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Kim K January 4, 2012 at 2:01 pm

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY COTTERS!!! much love always!

mmm peas and thank you!

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LCCotter January 4, 2012 at 7:23 pm

ahh thanks Kim. Can’t complain that we’re celebrating in NZ, eh?

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Kelly January 4, 2012 at 2:12 pm

Happy Anniversary! I can’t believe you and James forgot! haha! Keith and I probably make the biggest deal out of our anniversary than any other holiday. It is a bigger deal than our birthdays, Christmas, New Years, etc. I don’t know why we are like that. But we have 6 years coming up in a few months and I am already planning! :)

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LCCotter January 4, 2012 at 7:18 pm

oh and i love that about you two! I think ours gets mixed in with all the holiday stuff and creeps up on us. Ya know? And 6 years! WOW! Time flys when you are having fun. hehe.

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Jenn (A Runner's Road) January 4, 2012 at 2:56 pm

Perfect timing…hubby just asked if we could have peas with dinner..now I know what I am cooking tonight! Easy to please? Some of the time! Our last anniversary we spent on the wharf, enjoying lunch (and wine) and strolling through some shops. Perfection! Enjoy your day!

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LCCotter January 4, 2012 at 7:19 pm

sounds perfect to me too! Love the wharf and wine of course.
:)

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Nichole January 4, 2012 at 3:02 pm

HAPPY anniversary! Since you are so far ahead “days” wise maybe it all works itself out, ha ha. Enjoy the day!! xx

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LCCotter January 4, 2012 at 7:20 pm

i agree. Works me for. 2 days of celebrating! hehe, i’m so cheating.

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jane January 4, 2012 at 3:24 pm

what kind of chicken, etc do you buy? I don’t live in a great place and have no organic , etc options..i usually just get plain old chicken breasts and think its wrong…but feel all the other stuff is wrong cause it is fatty or the wrong cuts..plus, none of this is organic…same thing with beef…

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LCCotter January 4, 2012 at 7:20 pm

i think you could use any! i just grabbed some from the local supermarket here. PLain old chicken works just fine friend.

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Jess January 4, 2012 at 3:27 pm

Happy anniversary to SUCH a beautiful and loving couple!! I love the simplicity of your celebratory plans, so fitting. I’m dying for a picnic…even if just in our living room, that would be a perfect date night to me :)

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LCCotter January 4, 2012 at 7:15 pm

oh do it! floor is fun! with pillows and blankets and WINE!

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Christin@purplebirdblog January 4, 2012 at 4:24 pm

Happy anniversary, you adorable lovebirds!! Alex and I will celebrate 4 years together next Wednesday… instead of giving gifts, we are splitting the cost of an awesome pots and pans set since our current set is pretty lacking, and we’ll probably enjoy a quiet meal together in the evening after we both get off work. Your day sounds like a great one to me! :) xo

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LCCotter January 4, 2012 at 7:16 pm

oh thats perfect! we are at 4 years too! celebrate each other with what you love! Happy early annivesary.

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Rachelle January 4, 2012 at 6:06 pm

Awww Happy Anniversary!! You and the hubby are so so cute and I hope you had an amazing day. I like to think I am easy to please. It is all about the simple things in life right?

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LCCotter January 4, 2012 at 7:21 pm

oh thank you Rachelle. SImple things make life great, yes?!

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Heather @ Better With Veggies January 4, 2012 at 6:30 pm

Happy Anniversary! I think it’s awesome that you both wanted a simple anniversary celebration – you have each other! :)

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LCCotter January 4, 2012 at 7:22 pm

we’re saving the real celebration for our 10 year. Only 6 more years to go. haha.

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Bre January 4, 2012 at 7:44 pm

Happy Anniversary to you and James! :) hope that you two are enjoyed a double celebration- NZ and USA days! :) 2012 is off to a good start…double anniversary! ;)

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LCCotter January 5, 2012 at 12:07 am

hehe, you know i am trying to draw it out!
p.s.
I am trying to find the address for where we are staying. You’d think i would know it by now. haha.

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kalli January 4, 2012 at 7:49 pm

that sounds like something we would do too! bike shop, trail run and wine-perfect!

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LCCotter January 5, 2012 at 12:07 am

oh i know! Gosh, we would have so much fun together. But we already know that.
;)

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Laura @ LauraLivesLife January 4, 2012 at 9:44 pm

I’m not easy to please – but I’m resolving to change that. Well, actually, I am easy to please when it comes to other people, but I am constantly letting myself down and I think THAT is the most important thing to get over!

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LCCotter January 5, 2012 at 12:08 am

oh yes, that can be hard and of course i can relat in that sense Laura. Trying to change that is first step! yes!

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Lisa ♥ Healthful Sense January 4, 2012 at 9:46 pm

Happy happy anniversary to you!! =)
The recipe looks delicious!

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LCCotter January 5, 2012 at 12:10 am

Thanks Lisa! Cheers to more years, more recipes, and more living life!

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AlexandraFunFit January 4, 2012 at 10:58 pm

I am not easy to please when I feel forgotten, but overall I just like a quiet acknowledgement. Your celebration sounds like it was just perfect.

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LCCotter January 5, 2012 at 12:09 am

true, just acknowledgement alone is HUGE> Feeling special and loved. Thats what matters, yes m’am!

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Paige @ Running Around Normal January 4, 2012 at 11:06 pm

Ha! I love that you guys both forgot. That makes it OK too ;) Sounds like a great time!
I’d say I’m easy to please, but my husband might differ…haha

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LCCotter January 5, 2012 at 12:08 am

well we will go with your vote. I say yes Paige, easy to please and always at ease. hehe.

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She Rocks Fitness January 5, 2012 at 12:45 am

Recipe looks YUMMY! I love peas…none in my cupboard this week…maybe next. This week it’s corn. HA! I’m easy to please when it comes to food, wine, and love. Now I just need to find the love…xoxo

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LCCotter January 5, 2012 at 8:51 am

oh you will like this one! so many good flavors and GREAT for our leftover salad fixes. haha.

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julie January 5, 2012 at 7:49 pm

LOVE this recipe! peas are such an underrated ingredient! so many of my fam members haaaaaaaaaaaaaaate peas haha so i never use them but i think icould sway them with this!

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LCCotter January 6, 2012 at 8:19 am

definitely underrated! more peas please! lets start a trend!

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Sabrina @ Radioactive Runner January 6, 2012 at 2:55 am

Happy anniversary!!!

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