Monday, November 14, 2016

Cheater Chicken Chow Mein


The other night my sister and I were needing to make dinner for a couple families and we needed something simple and quick--that could be mass produced for a large crowd. She and her husband are huge fans of Asian food and so she wanted to show me how to make a simple Chicken Chow Mein. I had never made this before, so I was excited to give a new recipe a try. Let me tell you--it was a HUGE hit! We doubled this recipe and the kids gobbled it up in just a few minutes flat. We were so sad there wasn't any leftovers because it was so yummy and flavorful. Not to mention, nearly all of the ingredients (besides maybe Oyster sauce) you probably already have in your pantry or fridge. This is a simple, weeknight meal your whole family is going to enjoy! Thanks Kris for this great recipe ;)


Serve with some Ham Fried Rice as a side dish and you have Chinese feast for everyone ;)


Cheater Chicken Chow Mein

2-3 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut super thin
1 1/2 cups carrots, julienned
1/2-1 head green cabbage, chopped super fine
1 lb. spaghetti noodles (or use real chow mein noodles)
1 onion, sliced thin
1/2 cup green onions, sliced
1/4 stick butter
Salt and pepper as needed

Chow Mein Sauce:
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 1/2 Tbs. rice vinegar
2 Tbs. sesame oil
2/3 cup soy sauce
1 Tbs. fish sauce
1 1/2 Tbs. cornstarch
2 Tbs. oyster sauce
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. black pepper

Trim any excess fat from the chicken breasts. Cut the chicken into super thin sliced pieces. On a separate cutting board, cut the carrots into thin strips. Cut out the core of the cabbage and then cut the cabbage into thin strips and pieces as well. Cut the onion into thin slices, as well as the green onions. Fill a large soup pot with water and turn to high heat. Once the water has come to a boil, add the noodles and stir them around. Boil the noodles until al dente. Once the noodles are cooked, drain them and place them back in the same soup pot.

In a large saute pan, or in an electric skillet, heat half of the butter until melted. Add the chicken breast pieces to the butter and saute until the chicken is tender and cooked through. Season the chicken with salt and pepper. Place the chicken into the pot with the cooked noodles. In the same pan, heat the rest of the butter and add the onions and carrots to the pan. Saute until tender and then add the sliced green cabbage. Continue to saute the vegetables until they are tender and cooked. Season them with more salt and pepper. Add these vegetables into the pot with the noodles and chicken. In the same saute pan, add the chow mein sauce ingredients and whisk together while cooking the sauce on medium-low heat. Simmer the sauce until it thickens. Once the sauce is thickened, pour it into the chicken and noodles pot and toss to coat. Garnish the dish with the fresh, green onions that have been sliced. Serve warm.

3 comments:

Janette said...

This looks delicious! Do you have a ham fried rice recipe?

Shandra said...

http://www.dealstomealsblog.com/2011/04/perfect-ham-fried-rice.html

Grandma Lou said...

This is an old favorite--that I'd forgotten about. I've taken it to families in need and they loved it too! Thanks for reminding me about it!!!

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