More than Peas Please (Recipe)

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.


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
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Recipe type: main (gluten free)
Serves: 2-4 chicken breasts
  • Chicken Broth or vegetable broth
  • ½ 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)
  1. Bring 2-3 cups chicken broth and ½-1 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.



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  1. looks great, I will have to try this!

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

  3. Are you easy to please?

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

    Happy Tuesday love!

  4. Happy anniversary!! I say celebrate both days 😉 hehe!! this recipe looks awesome! I loooove peas!! :)

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

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

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. Happy Anniversary to ya’ll!!!! 😀
    That chicken sounds amazing!

  10. 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.

  11. 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! :)

  12. 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

  13. 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 😉

  14. As usual nothing but amazing recipes! Wow!

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

  16. Happy Annie to y’all!

    Enjoy your day and the peas :)


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

  18. 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!

  19. 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!

  20. 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 😉

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

  22. Happy anniversary you guys!! Hooray!

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

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

  24. 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!

  25. Yum! Sounds good to me :)

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

  27. 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!

  28. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY COTTERS!!! much love always!

    mmm peas and thank you!

  29. 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! :)

    • 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.

  30. Perfect timing…hubby just asked if we could have peas with 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!

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

  32. 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, none of this is organic…same thing with beef…

  33. 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 :)

  34. 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

  35. 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?

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

  37. 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! 😉

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

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

  39. 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!

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

  41. 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.

  42. 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

  43. 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

  44. 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!

  45. Happy anniversary!!!


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