There are lots of chow mein recipes out there, but this is how I like to make it. It reminds me of fast food chow mein, but it's not nearly as greasy. I call for chicken here, but use whatever protein you like- or none at all!
- 2 teaspoons soy sauce (I use low sodium)
- 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil
- 2 boneless skinless chicken thighs, cut into very thin slices
- 12 ounces chow mein noodles (the soft kind found fresh, not the hard crunchy ones)
- 2 tablespoons cooking oil
- 1 small napa cabbage, sliced into 1 inch strips
- 2 baby bok choy, sliced into 1 inch strips
- 5 ounces water chestnuts, sliced
- 2 garlic cloves, chopped
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons oyster sauce
- 2 green onions, chopped
- Marinate the chicken: Combine the 2 teaspoons soy sauce, rice vinegar, and sesame oil in a small bowl. Add the sliced chicken, and toss to completely coat. Set aside while you cook the noodles.
- Cook the chow mein noodles according to package directions, drain well, and set aside.
- Heat half of the oil (1 tablespoon) in a very large skillet or wok. When is is very hot, but not smoking, add the chicken mixture, and stir fry until the chicken is cooked through. Remove the chicken to a plate, set aside and keep warm.
- Add the rest of the oil to the skillet, then add the cabbage, bok choy, water chestnuts and garlic; stir fry for a couple of minutes until the vegetables begin to wilt. Add the noodles, and continue to cook until the noodles are hot, and well combined with the vegetables.
- Add the soy sauce and oyster sauce, toss to combine. Add the chicken, toss to combine.
- Transfer the chow mein to a serving platter, and top with the chopped green onions. Serve immediately.
I made this exactly as posted, except I couldn't find baby bok choy and used a regular one. I used dried wheat mein noodles, because I couldn't find fresh chow mein noodles. This is an excellent way to stretch a small amount of chicken into a great meal! I loved it, and it tastes just as good reheated the next day. I'll definitely make this one again. Thanks for sharing!
Very good and like many chinese dishes, easily prepared. I added mushroms, and some sliced zucchini, and had to omit the water chestnuts, otherwise, as recipe, we very much enjoyed this, especially my younger daughter who is a huge fan of this kind of dish. Thank you Ingrid, good recipe, made for PRMR tag game
Quick, easy and delicious. I sauteed fresh mushrooms and bean sprouts and added them to the mixture. Next time, I would omit the noodles and serve over crunchy chinese noodles or whtie rice.