Chicken Chow Mein Recipe
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Chicken Chow Mein Recipe

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“When we go out for Chinese food, my husband always orders chicken chow mein. I created this recipe using richer-flavored tamari sauce rather than soy.” —Beth Dauenhauer, Pueblo, Colorado
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 2 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2/3 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 pound sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 2/3 cup thinly sliced celery
  • 1/4 cup sliced onion
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced green pepper
  • 2 tablespoons julienned carrot
  • 1 teaspoon canola oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 cup cubed cooked chicken breast
  • 1 cup cooked brown rice
  • 2 tablespoons chow mein noodles

Nutritional Facts

1 cup chow mein with 1/2 cup cooked brown rice and 1 tablespoon chow mein noodles equals 307 calories, 7 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 54 mg cholesterol, 984 mg sodium, 35 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 27 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch, 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat.

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, combine the cornstarch, broth, soy sauce, salt and ginger until smooth; set aside.
  2. In a large skillet or wok, stir-fry the mushrooms, celery, onion, pepper and carrot in oil for 5 minutes. Add garlic; stir-fry 1-2 minutes longer or until vegetables are crisp-tender.
  3. Stir cornstarch mixture and add to the pan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Add chicken; heat through. Serve with rice; sprinkle with chow mein noodles. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Chicken Chow Mein in Healthy Cooking April/May 2011, p18

Nutritional Facts

1 cup chow mein with 1/2 cup cooked brown rice and 1 tablespoon chow mein noodles equals 307 calories, 7 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 54 mg cholesterol, 984 mg sodium, 35 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 27 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch, 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat.

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Reviewed Sep. 26, 2013

I really like this recipe, however I much prefer Jasmine Rice. The nutty taste of Jasmine goes well with the Chow Mien although admittedly not as healthy as Brown Rice. Thanks for sharing.

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Reviewed Feb. 4, 2013

This is a D'lish dish! I can not wait to make it again.

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Reviewed Feb. 1, 2013

Very easy and tasty. Next time I would add almonds (or water chestnuts) and red pepper flakes.

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Reviewed Oct. 14, 2011

My other half is a chinese lover; so for him to love this recipe says a lot. We do love it.

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Reviewed Sep. 13, 2011

I have quite a few different chow mein recipes, but this one is definitely a cut above the rest. None of the flavors is overcome by the others. You can taste everything and the vegetables give the whole dish a very fresh quality. I didn't make any changes, but I did sprinkle some lightly salted cashews on top before serving. This is a keeper!!

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