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Chow Mein Recipe

Looking for an easy Chow Mein recipe? Learn how to make Chow Mein using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by cmanaba

Makes 16 servings



Chinese Stir-Fry Noodles - I usually do not measure when I cook, so these measurements are approximated. Use your judgement, and change ingredient amounts to your own tastes.

Recipe Ingredients for Chow Mein

16 oz. chow mein noodles
8 oz. chicken breast
8 oz. shrimp
16 oz. frozen broccoli
3 cups cabbage
1/2 cup green onion
1/4 cup cilantro
1 carrot
1 cup celery
14 oz. low-sodium chicken broth
1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
1 tbsp. ginger
1 tbsp. sesame oil
2 tbsp. canola oil

Recipe Directions for Chow Mein

  1. Prepare meats, Peel and de-vein shrimp, cut chicken into small bite size pieces, set these ingredients aside seperately.

  2. Prepare vegetables, defrost broccoli, cut strips of cabbage - 3 cups, slice green onions into 1 inch slices - 1/2 cup, chop cilantro - 1/4 cup, julienne slice one whole carrot (med. - lg.), angle slice approximately 2-3 stalks of celery - 1 cup, cut ginger into julienne strips - 2 Tbsp., set all of these ingredients aside seperately.

  3. In a large wok, heat 1/2 of the canola oil until hot, then add 1/2 of the ginger, saute for a few seconds.

  4. Add the carrots and celery and stir fry until partially cooked, about 2 minutes.

  5. Add the cabbage, and cook until the cabbage is almost cooked through, then add the broccoli.

  6. Toss together all of the vegetables until the broccoli is heated through.

  7. Remove vegetables from wok, and set aside.

  8. Add the other half of the canola oil to the wok, as well as the other half of the ginger.

  9. Saute ginger for a few seconds, then add the chicken and soy sauce, cook chicken until almost fully cooked.

  10. Add the shrimp to the wok, and cook just until the shrimp is almost fully cooked, do not overcook.

  11. Turn the fire down to medium heat, and add the chow mein noodles to the pan.

  12. Toss the ingredients in the wok, then add the chicken broth. Make sure to pour the broth evenly over the noodles, and add a quarter of the can at a time.

  13. After you have cooked the broth into the noodles, they should be softened.

  14. At this point, add the vegetables that were set aside earlier to the wok.

  15. Drizzle the sesame oil over all the ingredients, and toss together, until they are well mixed.

  16. You may add more soy sauce at this point if you want, to taste.

  17. Turn off the heat, then add the cilantro and green onions to the wok, and toss until they are mixed in.

  18. ENJOY!

Categories

Main Dish, Chinese

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 144.4g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
231
Calories from Fat
109
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
12.1g
19%
Saturated Fat
1.7g
9%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
40mg
13%
Sodium
415mg
17%
Potassium
254mg
7%
Total Carbohydrates
20.4g
7%
Dietary Fiber
2.5g
10%
Sugars
1.6g
Protein
11.4g
Vitamin A 19% Vitamin C 52%
Calcium 4% Iron 13%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B+
  Good points
  • Low in sugar
  • High in selenium
  • Very high in vitamin C
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