Cook, Cook, Cook It Up | Chicken Lo Mein

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Living with a twosome now, and a boy that eats ALOTTTT, I have had to up my game of cooking skills. It means more prepared dinners instead of just on the whim and a little bit of variety.

What makes it even trickier?

I don't like he seafood and he loves seafood. I love steak and he is not a big fan. Then add the fact that even though I am a pretty good cook, I'm not the let's make everything from scratch kind of cook. Cue my two new favorite websites.

You can seriously find any recipe you can think of on these websites. I love them. They have helped me find the perfect recipe for what I need. Whether it be crock pot recipes or quick, easy recipes with whatever is in my kitchen.

One of my favorite and best cooking adventure so far is Chicken Lo Mein. We love ordering Chinese food and love the lo mein, But I couldn't help but wonder if I could make it a healthier option. Challenge accepted.

For me, this wasn't one of the easier recipes. So if you want to try it, allow yourself at least 2 hours especially the first time. You might be able to shave off some time if you have a food chopper, which I do not.

Here is everything you need:

2 teaspoons instant chicken bouillon granules (or 2 cubes)

2 cups boiling water

8 ounces boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into long, thin slices

1/4 cup dry white wine

1/4 cup soy sauce
4 teaspoons cornstarch
2 teaspoons sesame oil
3 -4 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
4 green onions, chopped
4 ounces water chestnuts, chopped (1/2 a can)
2 cups finely shredded cabbage
1 cup thinly sliced celery
1 cup frozen green pea, thawed and drained
1 carrot, shredded
8 ounces thin spaghetti, cooked and drained

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And here is what it will look like on your counter.

Then comes cooking the chicken

And here is where a food chopper comes in handy. Can't wait to add that to my registry ;) I was so afraid of chopping off a finger or two trying to cut up all of this stuff

Almost there! This was after I added all the vegetables to the chicken with garlic and onions.

and finished!! It was so good and I got rave reviews from the fiance so this will definitely be a repeat. And I am sure it will get easier the second time around. And with bigger carrots. They are in there just disappeared a bit.

Now that my tummy is rumbling, it is time for my dinner! I will share a new recipe I try/have tried every week. You can follow my wins and also my fails. (There have already been a few) Can't wait to share my cooking adventures!

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