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chicken chow mein

yield 8 serving(s)
prep time 20 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Stir-Fry

Ingredients For chicken chow mein

  • 1 Tbsp
    hoisin sauce
  • 1 tsp
    soy sauce
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/2 c
    chicken broth, cooled
  • 1 Tbsp
    hoisin sauce
  • 1 Tbsp
    soy sauce
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 md
    chicken breasts, cut into thin strips
  • 1/2 lb
    dry, oriental style noodles
  • 2 md
    ribs celery
  • 1 lb
    bok choy
  • 1/2
    white onion, sliced
  • 1
    green onion, thinly sliced
  • peanut oil for stir-frying
  • 1/4 c
    sesame seeds, toasted

How To Make chicken chow mein

  • 1
    Cut the chicken into thin strips. Add the marinade ingredients, adding the cornstarch last. Marinate the chicken for 20 to 25 minutes.
  • 2
    To prepare the sauce, in a small bowl dissolve the 1 tablespoon cornstarch with 1/2 cup of the chicken broth. Whisk in the oyster sauce, soy sauce, salt, pepper and set aside.
  • 3
    Cook noodles according to package directions.
  • 4
    Wash all the vegetables as needed. Cut the celery and the bok choy into 1/2-inch pieces on the diagonal. Wipe the mushrooms clean with a damp cloth and slice. Peel and chop the onion. Dice the green onion.
  • 5
    Heat 2 tablespoons oil. Add the white onion and the meat. Let the meat brown briefly, then stir-fry until the redness is gone and the meat is nearly cooked through. Remove the cooked meat and onion from the pan.
  • 6
    Cook the rest of the vegetables separately, except for the green onion, seasoning each with a bit of salt while stir-frying if desired. Remove each of the vegetables from the pan when finished stir-frying. Add more oil as needed.
  • 7
    Heat a wok or frying pan over medium-high to high heat. Add 2 tablespoons oil. When the oil is hot, add the noodles. Stir-fry noodles. Remove the noodles from the pan.
  • 8
    Give the sauce a quick restir. Add all the ingredients back into the wok, making a "well" in the middle if the wok for the sauce. Add the sauce, stirring quickly to thicken. Mix everything together.
  • 9
    Stir in the green onions. Pour the cooked vegetable and sauce mixture on top of the noodles. Garnish the chow mein with the toasted sesame seeds. Serve hot.