Chicken Lo Mein | Pika Chakula

Chicken Lo Mein

2013-01-30

This recipe looks like a lot of work, but its really not, and believe me, it is WELL worth it! We made this recipe early in the afternoon one day to plan on having for dinner. You can add any other veggies that you like. We have added broccoli, mushrooms, and bamboo shoots…yum!

Ingredients:

  • 2 teaspoons instant chicken bouillon granules (or 2 cubes)
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 8 ounces boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into long, thin slices
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 4 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 3 -4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 4 ounces water chestnuts, chopped (1/2 a can)
  • 2 cups finely shredded cabbage
  • 1 cup thinly sliced celery
  • 1 cup frozen green pea, thawed and drained
  • 1 carrot, shredded
  • 8 ounces thin spaghetti, cooked and drained

Method:

  1. Dissolve broth granules in boiling water in small saucepan.
  2. Pour 1/2 cup broth mixture into large skillet.
  3. Let remaining liquid in saucepan cool.
  4. Bring mixture in skillet to boiling.
  5. Add chicken and simmer 5 minutes, until no longer pink in center.
  6. Remove chicken with slotted spoon to platter.
  7. Pour off liquid from skillet.
  8. Stir wine, soy, and cornstarch in small bowl until smooth.
  9. Stir into remaining cooled broth in saucepan.
  10. Heat oil in same skillet over medium-high heat.
  11. Add garlic and ginger; cook 30 seconds, stirring.
  12. Add all veggies; cook, stirring 2-3 minutes until veggies are crisp-tender.
  13. Add chicken and pasta; toss 2 minutes until heated through.
  14. Stir cornstarch mixture in saucepan; add to skillet.
  15. Cook 2-3 minutes, stirring, until slightly thickened.
  16. Top with additional sliced green onion if desired.

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Recipe Comments

  1. posted by Cliffy N on Feb 4, 2013

    I love the noodles they serve at my local hibachi restaurant, to the point I am craving them. Are they the same noodles used in lo mein? I’ve searched the internet, but I’m obviously looking in the wrong place! Help! I really need to find a reciepe for hibachi noodles.

  2. posted by Phillip123 on Feb 4, 2013

    I’m trying to eat clean and well, exercise, and lose weight.
    These are my options:

    Vegetarian
    (Served with fried rice or steam rice) :
    Vegetable Delight
    Yu Shiang Tofu
    Szechuan Tofu
    Tofu Home Style

    Egg Foo Young
    (Meat combined with cabbage, onions, and eggs; topped with gravy):
    Chicken Egg Foo Young
    Beef Egg Foo Young
    Pork Egg Foo Young
    Shrimp Egg Foo Young
    Special Egg Foo Young (chicken, beef and shrimp)

    Chow Mein
    (Stir-fried meat with cabbage, onions, carrots, celery, and laid over crispy noodles):
    Chicken Chow Mein
    Beef Chow Mein
    Pork Chow Mein
    Vegetable Chow Mein
    Shrimp Chow Mein
    Special Chow Mein (chicken, shrimp and beef)

    Lo Mein
    (Meat stir-fried with cabbage, onions, carrots, and soft noodles):
    Chicken Lo Mein
    Beef Lo Mein
    Pork Lo Mein
    Vegetable Lo Mein
    Plain Lo Mein
    Shrimp Lo Mein
    Special Lo Mein (chicken, shrimp and beef)

    Seafood
    (Served with fried rice or steam rice)
    Shrimp with Broccoli
    Cashew Shrimp
    Sweet and Sour Shrimp
    Shrimp with Lobster Sauce
    Shrimp with Snow Peas
    Shrimp and Scallops
    Seafood King
    Kung Pao Shrimp
    Yu Shiang Scallops
    Szechuan Shrimp
    Mandarin Shrimp
    Pepper Shrimp

    Beef
    (Served with fried rice or steam rice)
    Beef with Green Pepper
    Beef with Broccoli
    Beef with Snow Peas
    Szechuan Beef
    Yu Shiang Beef
    Mongolian Beef
    Kung Pao Beef

    Thanks so much in advance! (:

  3. posted by Shay H on Feb 5, 2013

    I need a simple way to broil boneless skinless chicken breasts.
    How long?
    How much and what kind of seasoning?
    Any tips from the pro’s?

  4. posted by Roar me R on Feb 5, 2013

    There is this lady in my house under rent and when she cooks, it stinks up the whole house. For example deep fried chicken,(the first time she cooked in the house) I thought she was making Shrimp Lo Mein with way too much garlic! And another time was that she was making stew and I thought it was spaghetti with too much pepper! I NEED HELP WITH THAT STINKY FOOD like how to make the stench not go in my room!

  5. posted by Victoria T on Feb 5, 2013

    i just had a plate of chicken lo mein and an eggroll, chicken low mein is noodles with like some sort of sauce on it with vegatables, and i was wondering is this really fatening? and is it worse than mcdonalds? honest answers please, thankyou!

  6. posted by borabora5524 on Feb 5, 2013

    I’m having a themed dinner party with 8 people, and I need 2 more dishes to make. Any suggestions? I’m already making Sweet and Sour chicken with noodles/fruit/veggies on ChowMein noodles, chicken fried rice, and lo mein noodles in a soy sauce.
    Anything without pork would be fabulous :) Thanks tons!

  7. posted by Marshal on Feb 5, 2013

    I want to make chicken lo mein, but I dont want to add all the pea pods and goofey things. Any instructions out there?

  8. posted by Joe M on Feb 17, 2013

    I will try to be as specific as I can. I just want an estimate so I know what I am allowed to eat that day when I have this dinner. It’s Chinese Food.

    2 Cups of Chicken Lo Mein noodles.
    1 Cup of General Tao Chicken.
    1 Large Chicken Ball (Maybe 50 grams?).
    2 Tablespoons (30 mL) of Sweet and Sour Sauce.

    If anyone could give me a rough estimate it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks! :)

  9. posted by skychi99 on Mar 18, 2013

    I have some frozen chicken thawing out right now in the fridge. I am only 16 so please, don’t make it to complicated. Can’t use a grill, it’s 5 degrees out. So anything i can cook in the pan on the stove, like sautee it. I was thinking like a lo mein maybe. I have pasta and soy sauce and veggies. Any other ideas?

  10. posted by skillz on Mar 25, 2013

    I’m having a little cheat day from my diet and plan to order chinese food. I don’t want to go too overboard so what would be the healthier choice?

    Beef and broccoli with a spring roll or chicken lo mein with a spring roll?

    Any other suggestions would be great too. Thanks!

  11. posted by Jason on Mar 26, 2013

    I want to cook a chicken lo-mein, but a healthier version.
    I bought chicken strips, noodles, veggies, olive oil, teriyaki sauce and garlic.
    How do I do it? Can I cook the chicken in with everything else or separate?

    THANKS!!!

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