Feb 28, 2013

Take-Out Style Chicken Lo Mein

Noodles, noodles, noodles.

I love noodles. Not necessarily pasta...but noodles.

Lo Mein. Chow Mein. Love.

Good Chinese take-out makes me happy.

Sometimes it is hard to find good noodles.

So when you can't find good take-out, well you just need to do a fake-out at home.

Can't find the good noodles well then we shall make them.

Thank heavens for Yaki Soba noodles. They are refrigerated prepackaged noodles found in the same area as the wonton wrappers.

They make homemade take-out noodles divine.

Thanks to the prepackaged noodles, a rotisserie chicken, and a handful of other easy to find ingredients, this meal comes together super fast.

A super fast AND super yummy meal.

Yes, please. I will have seconds.

On a side note, I had to do a little research to determine if what I was making was Chow Mein or Lo Mein.

I discovered that Lo Mein is tossed noodles, while Chow Mein is fried noodles.

Now I know. Now you know, if you didn't already of course.

Now I don't have to be disgruntled that I haven't found a good Chinese restaurant yet.

I can have a Chinese restaurant right in my own home. Woohoo!

Chicken Lo Mein
adapted from Favorite Family Recipes 

Printable Recipes

1/4 cup soy sauce
1 Tablespoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 teaspoon minced ginger
black pepper, to taste
2-3 Tablespoons vegetable oil
4-5 small packages of Yaki Soba noodles (there are 3 in each 17oz  regular sized package)
2/3  cup chopped celery (cut diagonally)
1 medium onion, thinly sliced
2 cups chopped cabbage
1-2 cups shredded chicken from a rotisserie chicken

In a small boy combine soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic, ginger, and pepper. Set aside.

Remove the noodles from the packages and throw away the flavor packets. Rinse the noodles and drain.

Heat oil in a large wok. Add the celery and the onion. Saute for a few minutes or until the onions start to become soft and translucent. Add cabbage and saute the mixture for another minute.

Toss the noodles, chicken, and soy sauce mixture with the vegetables over medium high heat for another 2-3 minutes or until the noodles are heated through.

Serve. Enjoy.        


My Recent Favorite Books said...

I love chinese food, your recipe looks great!


Corrie- said...

I can't wait to try this, I love Lo Mein! Thanks for sharing.

Larissa@Just Another Day in Paradise said...

Totally welcome Corrie!

Unknown said...

I had a horribly difficult time finding Yaki Soba noodles. I went to 4 different stores and couldn't find them. I finally gave up and went to the Asian food section in my grocery store. Dried Japanese Udon Noodles work GREAT as a substitute if you can't find the pre cooked option in the refrigerated section. It's a tiny bit more work, but it was well worth it. I will absolutely be making this again!


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