I love going out to eat at Chinese Restaurants but my waistline and wallet do not like it as much. Since I love trying new recipes I figured it was worth it to try some good copycat Chinese recipes at home. My two top dishes so far have been this amazing sweet and sour chicken and now this chicken lo mein. I love both recipes but if I had to pick my favorite I think it would be this chicken lo mein dish. I crave this dish all the time (pregnant or not)!
The most challenging part of this recipe is probably finding lo mein noodles. I would not recommend using spaghetti noodles or any other type of noodle – the lo mein noodles truly complete this dish. I searched high and low trying to find these dang noodles and I finally found them at Whole Foods! Most larger cities have Whole Foods but if you don’t I would look at a specialty store in your area.
Now go find some lo mein noodles and make this awesome dish!
Chicken Lo Mein
Serves 3 – 4
8 oz. lo mein noodles
1 tablespoon oyster sauce
3 tablespoons soy sauce
1/4 cup chicken broth
pinch of red pepper flakes
1 tablespoon canola oil
1 medium chicken breast, cut into strips or bite sized pieces
1/2 small onion, sliced or diced
1 bell pepper, seeded and sliced thin
1 large celery stalk, sliced
1 cup snow peas
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon sesame oil
Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add lo mein noodles and cook, then drain and rinse under cold water. In a bowl, make your sauce by combining the oyster sauce, soy sauce, chicken broth and red pepper flakes. Set aside.
Bring canola oil to just under a smoking point in a large nonstick skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook until done.
Add the vegetables, each a minute or so apart, starting with the onions and ending with the snow peas. Add the minced garlic.
Add the sauce, and then add the noodles. Mix everything together well. If the veggies need to cook longer, cover and steam until done. Drizzle with toasted sesame oil.
Source: adapted from Elly Says Opa!