The ultimate comfort food in a Chinese restaurant, Chicken Chow Mein is easy and inexpensive to make at home with readily available ingredients from your local supermarket. Serve it with boiled white rice and chow mein noodles. It's also a good way to practice eating with chopsticks, if you so desire! Vegetarians can add more veggies and omit the meat.
- 1 lb. boneless chicken breast, cubed into bite size pieces
- 1 cup chinese cabbage, shredded
- 1 stalk celery, sliced thin on diagonal
- 1 medium carrot, cut in julienne strips
- 1/2 cup mushrooms, sliced
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1/2 small onion, sliced thin
- oil for cooking, peanut, canola or vegetable
Lightly saute cubed chicken in 2 tablespoons oil for about 3 minutes. It will continue cooking as more ingredients are added.
Add celery, carrots, onions and garlic to chicken and continue cooking another 3 minutes. Stirring occasionally. Add more oil if necessary.
Add chinese cabbage and mushrooms, cook until cabbage is wilted, about 5 minutes. Chicken should be fully cooked by this time.
For the sauce:
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 2 Tblsp. cornstarch
- 1 Tblsp. soy sauce
Combine all three ingredients in a small bowl and whisk until cornstarch is blended into the liquid, then slowly pour into pan with chicken and vegetables over medium heat stirring constantly until thick and bubbly.
Serve with boiled rice and chow mein noodles. Serves 4.