Thursday, April 12, 2012

Chicken Lo Mein

Chicken Lo Mein

This was adapted from Helene Siegel's Chinese Cooking for Beginners (1992) and some other recipes that I found including Edamame Lo Mein from Eating Well. This just came out fantastic. It seems to be a good addition to our healthy menu and really great!

Ingredients (serves 3-4)
7-8oz. Thin Spaghetti (whole grain is ideal), cooked as directed.
1 tsp Garlic, chopped
1 Chicken breast, cut into thin strips (around 1/4" or thinner)
4 tbsp Peanut oil
2 Carrots, cut into thin strips
1 Red Pepper, cut into thin strips
4 oz Bean Sprouts (mung beans - fresh work best)
2 Scallions, trimmed and sliced

Sauce Ingredients
2 tbsp Light soy sauce
2 tbsp Oyster sauce
1 tbsp Cooking sherry
1 tbsp Light brown sugar
1 tsp Sesame Oil
1/4 tsp Chinese five spice powder

1. Cook pasta according to the directions and then drain with cold water. Then toss with 1 tbsp of the peanut oil and set aside.
2. Combine the sauce ingredients in a bowl (soy sauce, oyster sauce, sherry, brown sugar, sesame oil and five spice powder) and set that aside.
3. Heat a saute pan and add 1 tbsp of peanut oil over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and the chicken and cook for 3-4 minutes (until starting to brown).
4. Add the remaining 2 tbsp of peanut oil and add the carrots and red peppers. Mix thoroughly and then cook for around 1 minute.
5. Add the bean sprouts and scallions. Mix thoroughly and then cook for another minute.
6. Add the noodles and the sauce mix and cook for around 1-2 minutes, mixing thoroughly.


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