Thursday, April 23, 2009

Chicken Lo Mein





I originally got this meal out of the Kraft food & family magazine, but I modified it some. It's so easy since you use a frozen bag of vegetables. I decided to picture the ingredients on this recipe. Let me know if it helps anyone.

Ingredients




1/2 lb. spaghetti or angel hair, uncooked (or multigrain pasta, I used ½ box of Heartland multigrain angel hair or I also like Barilla Plus angel hair, just watch for eggs)
1/4 cup KRAFT Asian Toasted Sesame Dressing
1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into cubes (omit this for a veggie lo mein)
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 pkg. (16 oz.) frozen vegetables, your choice (I like the “Deluxe Stir Fry” at Walmart)
1/2 cup chicken broth (or 1/2 cup water & 1/2 bouillon cube)
1 Tbsp. peanut butter (natural for heart healthy)
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup peanuts (or less as desire)
1/4 cup chopped green onions (optional)

Cook pasta in a large saucepan as directed on package (and actually, for the Heartland or Barilla Plus, I've learned to cook it longer, about 10 minutes total)

Heat dressing in large, nonstick skillet on medium-high heat. Add chicken and garlic, stir fry for 3 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink. Add vegetables, broth, and peanut butter; stir fry for about 10 minutes or until the vegetables are soft.

Stir in pasta, peanuts, and green onions and enjoy!

Tip: Break your pasta in half before cooking to make it easier to serve and eat.

5 comments:

  1. Thank you for adding the pictures of the ingredients. That was a great idea! Especially for us visual people. I use a chicken broth that is MSG free and really like it. It is brand name of Kitchen Basics and the sub-title is "Natural Chicken Cooking Stock". It is in a boxed type container and found in the soup section.

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  2. we make this one a lot in our house! I found the same recipe a few months back. LOVE it!

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  3. Thanks for the comment, Mom (Cindy McHaffie). I actually started using some bouillon cubes that are free of MSG, so that's another option for those who can't have MSG. The brand is called Herb Ox.

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  4. From my friend, Emma, "Hey...I made the chicken lo mein (minus the chicken...so I guess veggie lo mein, lol) and the baked egg rolls tonight for dinner. BIG hit! :o) I used Publix brand "Japanese blend" frozen veggies and didn't use chicken since I was doing the egg rolls which had turkey in them. I also added some bean sprouts as well. It was so yummy, and actually not as difficult as I thought it would be! Ben said this changes our "Chinese and movie" home date nights, haha."

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  5. From Tiffany, "Tried the chicken lo mein tonight...yummy! :)"

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