Chicken Chow Mein
Dairy-Free, Egg-Free, Peanut-Free, Nut-Free
Chicken Chow Mein is a staple when it comes to Asian dishes. Chicken Chow Mein consists of chicken, carrots, onion, celery, and cabbage. However, this is not your traditional recipe. It has a fun twist with Ramen and fresh ingredients easily found at your grocery stores. It is a great and fast go-to noodle dish that allows for personalization, depending on what you are feeling!
- Chicken and Vegetables Base
2 lbs. chicken thighs
3 carrots, julienned
1 white onion, julienned
3 stalks celery, sliced
2 cups cabbage, shredded
1/3 cup soy sauce or Liquid Amino Acids
1 tbsp. garlic, minced
1 tbsp. ginger, mined
1 tbsp. sesame oil
1 tbsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. red pepper
1 1/2 cups chicken broth
Ramen and/or Chow Mein Noodles
Pepper to taste
1. For the marinade, combine soy sauce, garlic, ginger, sesame oil, sugar, red pepper flakes, and pepper in a bowl. Divide the marinade into two portions.
2. Place the chicken in a shallow bowl or resealable plastic bag. Add half the marinade and place in refrigerator to marinate at least one hour.
3. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken. Cook for 8-9 minutes, flip, and cook another 8-9 minutes until cooked through, Remove from skillet and let cool. Repeat with remaining chicken.
4. In the same skillet, add sesame oil then add the carrots, celery, onion, and cabbage. Sauté until onions are translucent. If your pan is smaller and the vegetables are too crowded, you can divide and cook them in two batches.
5. While the vegetables are sautéing, dice the chicken into bite size pieces. Combine chicken with sautéed vegetables.
6. For meal prep, I like to store the extra marinade separate from the chicken and vegetables. That way you can make the ramen fresh every time.
6. Combine the sautéed vegetables, diced chicken, and remaining marinade in large skillet. Add chicken broth and bring to boil.
7. Add the noodles and cook according to package instructions.