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I love Chicken Chow Mein and have found that each restaurant has it's own take on the recipe. Therefore, I have tried to compile my own favorite. This was originally from the Food Network Kitchens but it is now from Diane's Kitchen.;) Don't let the long laundry list frighten you, you have to get it all ready before hand and then it's a breeze! Most of the ingredients are seasonings and items you find in your pantry. Update: 05/04/2009 - sorry but I made this over the weekend again and I tweaked it even more - I used 3 scallions instead of 1, crushed red pepper flakes - it needed a bit of a zing - used 6 ounces of button mushrooms instead of 4. Of course we have to be careful with the dark soy sauce, I use low-sodium Tamari (the flavor is much smoother) also, it is not as salty as the other - at least I think so!!
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- 3 ounces dried soba noodles (fresh or produce dept) or 3 ounces other chinese noodles (fresh or produce dept)
- 1/4 cup peanut oil
- 2 tablespoons peanut oil
- kosher salt, to taste
- 1/2 cup chicken broth, homemade or 1/2 cup canned low sodium chicken broth
- 3 tablespoons oyster sauce
- 1 tablespoon dark soy sauce
- dark soy sauce, to serve
- 2 teaspoons cornstarch
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into thin 1-inch pieces
- 1 teaspoon dark sesame oil
- 1 tablespoon minced peeled fresh ginger
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 ounces fresh snow peas, trimmed
- 1 scallion, white & green, minced
- freshly ground coarse black pepper, to taste
- 1/2 medium yellow onion, thinly sliced
- 1 stalk celery, thinly sliced on diagonal
- 4 ounces mushrooms, thinly sliced
- 1/3 cup thinly sliced canned water chestnut
- 8 -10 ounces bean sprouts
- 3/4 cup cashews, sliced
- 3 cups cooked white rice
- 1Boil the noodles according to package instructions.
- 2Drain in colander in the sink and rinse under cold tunning water.
- 3Shake the colander to drain off excess water and pat noodles dry with a towel.
- 4Heat 1/4 cup peanut oil in large seasoned wok or non-stick skillet over high heat.
- 5Add the noodles, spreading them out to evenly cover the skillet, and fry, turning once, until golden brown and crispy, about 8 minutes. (Break the noodles up, by stirring, near the end of cooking).
- 6Transfer noodles to a paper towel-lined plate and season with salt to taste.
- 7Set aside.
- 8Discard any excess oil and wipe out the pan.
- 10Can use bought chow mein noodles (much easier).
- 11Whisk together the chicken broth, oyster sauce, soy sauce or tamari, cornstarch and sugar in a small bowl; set aside.
- 12Season the chicken with the dark sesame oil, salt, blk pepper crushed red pepper flakes & set aside.
- 13Heat the skillet over high heat.
- 14Heat the remaining 2 Tablespoons peanut oil until very hot.
- 15Add the ginger, garlic, scallion, & red pepper flakes, stir-fry until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
- 16Add the chicken and stir-fry, until lightly browned, about 1-1/2 minutes.
- 17Add the onion, celery and mushrooms, and stir-fry, until crisp-tender, about 2 minutes.
- 18Add the water chestnuts.
- 19Spread the ingredients to the outside of the pan to form a well in the center.
- 20Pour the chicken broth mixture into the well, bring to a boil, and stir to coat the chow mein mixture.
- 21Stir in the bean sprouts and snow peas.
- 22Sprinkle with cashew pieces.
- 23Season generously.
- 24Serve over white rice and serve the chow mein noodles on the side.
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Nutritional Facts for Chicken Chow Mein
Serving Size: 1 (305 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 730.1
- Calories from Fat 314
- Total Fat 34.9 g
- Saturated Fat 6.3 g
- Cholesterol 34.2 mg
- Sodium 1104.3 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 79.1 g
- Dietary Fiber 3.7 g
- Sugars 7.2 g
- Protein 28.7 g