from about.com: southern recipes. I haven't made this recipe yet, but am posting in on 'Zaar for easy keeping (and finding).
- 1 -2 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1 1⁄2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut in 1-inch cubes
- 4 medium carrots, thinly sliced
- 6 -8 green onions, sliced, including green
- 1 1⁄2 cups sliced celery
- 1 cup low sodium chicken broth
- 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
- 1⁄3 cup light soy sauce
- 1⁄4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- 1⁄4 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 medium garlic clove, crushed
- 1 (8 ounce) can bean sprouts
- 1 (8 ounce) can water chestnuts, sliced
- 1⁄4 cup cornstarch
- 1⁄3 cup water
- Heat oil in skillet; brown chicken, stirring to brown all sides. Put chicken pieces in crockpot. Stir in all ingredients except cornstarch and water. Cover and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours.
- Turn to high. Combine cornstarch and cold water in a small bowl; stir until mixture is smooth and cornstarch is dissolved. Stir into the slow cooker liquids. Keeping cover slightly ajar to allow steam to escape, cook on HIGH until thickened, about 15 to 30 minutes (this step can be done more quickly on the stovetop over medium heat). Serveover rice or Chinese noodles.
This was fantasic. I am usually not a fan of crock pot food but keep trying because its easy and this is definately a keeper. I didn't use the water chesnuts or the canned bean sprouts because I don't like them. I added drained baby corn instead. I cooked on high for about 4 hours, added the cornstarch/water and cooked another 10 minutes. Turned out perfect.
This was great chow mein for a beginner like me. In the chaos of preparation with an infant at my feet I forgot the T of sugar but when it was done I didn't even notice. I also used a whole bag of fresh bean sprouts instead of the can. Yum! To add an extra health benefit I served this with brown rice. It was great! We'll make it again when the craving comes along.
dh loves chow mein and said this was pretty good. As for me, I liked it also because it's so easy to prepare and gave us lots of left-overs, even though I'm not big on Asian food, I thought it was tasty.
Thanks for posting it