Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Homemade Chowmein

Super easy and delicious Chicken Chowmein. It's better than you local Chinese food joint. I'm serious.

Recipe is inspired by Kelsey Nixon.


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Ingredients

Sauce
  • 1 chicken bullion cube
  • 2 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 3 tbsp soysauce
  • 1 tbsp hoisin sauce
  • 1 squirt of honey
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp chili sauce or siracha
  • 1 and 3/4 cup of hot water
Chowmein
  • 1 box of Chinese chowmein noodles of your choice. You can also use fresh or dry egg noodles
  • minced garlic
  • minced fresh ginger
  • chopped green onion or scallions (green and white part)
  • chopped celery
  • shredded carrots
  • shredded napa cabbage (you can aslo use whatever vegetables you have on hand -green beans, mushrooms, bean sprouts and etc...)
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch diluted in a little bit of water
  • shredded cooked chicken or shrimp or whatever meat you prefer.

Directions
  • Cook noodles according to package direcition.
  • While waiting for noodles to cook, combine the ingredients for the sauce in a large cup. Mix until everything is dissolved. It may seem like a lot of liquid but don't worry. The noodles will soak it all up.
  • Heat wok or large pan over high heat. 
  • Add sesame oil or canola oil. 
  • Add minced garlic, giner and green onion. Sautee for 20 seconds until fragrant. 
  • Add the celery, carrots, napa cabbage and the rest of your veggies. Sautee for 5 minutes until veggies are tender.
  • Add sauce mixture to the pan.
  • Add cornstarch mixture. Mix and bring to a simmer.
  • Toss in the meat. 
  • Toss in cooked noodles and mix. Let it sit until the noodles soak up the sauce. 
  • Serve in a bowl or plate.
  • Garnish with more green onions, cilantro and sesame seeds.
  • Enjoy!

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Don't sweat it if you don't have some of the ingredients. Here are some of the things you can substitute.

Chinsese noodles = Spaghetti noodles
sesame oil = Canola or vegetable oil
hoisin sauce = bbq sauce

And again, use whatever vegetables you have on hand.






1 comment:

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