Quick and Easy Chow Mein

"This is simply the best! A lot of recipes on here seem to list chow mein as being a rice dish, but I've always known it as noodles, like this one. Use as a side dish or main dish. Easily made vegetarian."
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  • Cook noodles according to directions. Drain and set aside.
  • In a small dish, combine the broth, cornstarch and salt; set aside.
  • Heat the oil in a large skillet or wok, then add the onion, ginger and garlic. Stir-fry until you can smell it, about 1 minute. Add the veggies, until thawed, maybe 4 minutes.
  • Add the chicken and broth. Cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture boils and thickens, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat.
  • Stir the veggie mixture into the noodles.

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  1. Roxygirl in Colorado
    This was really good and to consider the ease of the recipe, WONDERFUL! I only had one fairly small chicken breast and I chopped it into chunks and cooked in powdered chicken broth (mixed with water). I sauteed my onion and 2 tsp fresh ginger til brown and added garlic last. I combined with my whole bag of frozen stir fry veggies, added the chicken broth (mixed with cornstarch) and cooked for a few min.I was surprised how rich, fragrant and deeply colored my sauce turned out. I served mine over brown rice and chow mein noodles and for the rest of the family over spaghetti. It made for a really attractive lo mein. I will make this recipe again and again! Than ks JESmom, for posting. Roxygirl
  2. nbungay
    This was very easy to make and taste delicious. Diffiently would make it again. Only problem I cooked to much noodles had to make more sauce to fix problem.....yummy
  3. daanju
    Just made this and it was tasty! I've been looking for a simple chow mein recipe for awhile and glad I stumbled upon this. I think I cooked too many noodles because the first taste was bland as could be. So I mixed up more sauce and that did the trick. The only oyster sauce I had was a spicy one and the chow mein was good with a little spice in it! I just wish I had some bean sprouts. I doubled the cabbage too. Overall, a good, simple, chow mein recipe. I will make it again.


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