I was eager to introduce some culinary variety to our dinner menu and decided it was time to venture into the realm of Chinese cuisine. Although initially apprehensive about attempting a Chinese dish, I was determined to conquer my fears and give it a try. With thoughts of disaster and the fear of a wok-induced kitchen chaos, we often opted for Chinese take-out when the craving hit. However, all that changed when I stumbled upon this game-changing recipe.
To my surprise, making this Chinese Chow Mein was a breeze! The simplicity of the process and the way the flavors seamlessly came together left me impressed beyond measure. Even more rewarding was the fact that my family declared the dish to be incredible. Instead of the usual requests for Chinese take-out, they now eagerly ask for this homemade meal, filling me with pride on so many levels.
One aspect that truly stands out is the Chow Mein sauce. It undoubtedly deserves mention as the best I have ever encountered. Its perfect balance between sweetness and savoriness, coupled with its depth of flavor, truly elevates the dish to a whole new level. It’s challenging to find the right words to describe its unique appeal, but it’s safe to say that it’s a sauce unlike any other I’ve tasted before. I have no doubt that you will fall in love with it too!
As I continued to experiment with the recipe, I discovered the joy of customizing the vegetables to suit my preferences and what’s available in my pantry. It’s a versatile dish that welcomes creativity and encourages the use of whatever veggies you have on hand. For some ideas and inspiration, be sure to check out the Notes section at the bottom of the recipe.
In summary, this Chinese Chow Mein recipe has been a revelation for me and my family. It’s not only easy to make but also delivers on flavors in a way that has transformed our dinner table. From the delicious Chow Mein sauce to the flexibility in vegetable choices, it offers a delightful and satisfying culinary experience. I encourage you to step out of your comfort zone and give it a try – you’ll be rewarded with a memorable and rewarding culinary adventure that will have your family asking for more.
1 lb. chicken breast boneless, skinless (cut into bite-sized strips)
3 Tbsp. olive oil
12 oz. Chow Mein noodles (uncooked)
2 cups cabbage
1 large carrot julienned
1/2 bunch green onions – sliced
2 garlic cloves
Chow Mein Sauce
6 Tbsp. oyster sauce
3 Tbsp. low sodium soy sauce
3 Tbsp. light sesame oil (not toasted)
1/2 cup chicken broth
1 Tbsp. cornstarch
1 Tbsp. granulated sugar
Prepare Chow Mein Sauce
In a small mixing bowl, use a whisk to combine oyster sauce, granulated sugar, sesame oil, soy sauce, chicken broth and cornstarch. Set aside.
Cook the noodles according to package instructions, drain, rinse with cold water, and set aside.
Heat a large wok or large sauté pan with olive oil over medium heat. When the oil is hot, add chicken and cook until golden brown. Remove chicken and set aside.
Add carrots, cabbage and pressed garlic and sauté for just a few minutes until veggies are slightly softened and the cabbage is a bit translucent.
Add chicken and noodles back into the pan. Pour sauce over the top and continue cooking all the ingredients together for another 2 minutes.
Garnish with chopped green onions and it is ready to serve.
* There are really no rules when it comes to the types of vegetables you use. The basic vegetables are carrots, cabbage, and green onions. If you want to branch out, tailor the vegetable mixture to your liking. Bok choy, bean sprouts, celery, broccoli, spinach, kale, or baby corn (if you have the acquired taste for baby corn!) are example of great options to try.
* Chicken is the popular protein choice but try changing it up sometime and use beef, shrimp, or pork – you may find you prefer another meat!
* For vegetarians, modification is quite simple – use vegetable broth instead of chicken and bake some tofu to throw in instead of meat. I always bake extra tofu and keep it in the fridge. This has saved me vast amounts of time when cooking!
Chicken Chow Mein with the Best Chow Mein Sauce is an absolute gem of a recipe that has redefined our dining experience. Venturing into the world of Chinese cuisine felt daunting at first, but this recipe proved to be a game-changer, making it easy and enjoyable to bring authentic flavors to our dinner table.
Gone are the days of ordering Chinese take-out when the craving strikes. This homemade Chicken Chow Mein has won over our hearts with its delightful blend of flavors and effortless preparation. It has become a household favorite, with my family eagerly requesting it over the familiar take-out options, filling me with a sense of accomplishment and pride.
The true star of this dish is undoubtedly the Chow Mein sauce. Its perfect balance of sweetness and savory notes, coupled with its depth and richness, has left an indelible impression on our taste buds. Its unique and irresistible appeal sets this recipe apart from any other Chow Mein dishes we have tasted before.
One of the most appealing aspects of this recipe is its adaptability. The joy of customizing the vegetable selection to suit our preferences and using what’s available in the pantry has made it a go-to meal for a quick and flexible dinner option.
Incorporating this Chicken Chow Mein into our regular dinner rotation has been a revelation, and it has opened our eyes to the wonders of Chinese cuisine. The delight and satisfaction it brings to our taste buds are truly unparalleled.
To all who venture to try this recipe, I encourage you to step outside your comfort zone and embark on this culinary adventure. The reward is a delectable and memorable dining experience that will have your family craving for more. Embrace the Best Chow Mein Sauce, savor the delightful flavors, and enjoy the culinary journey that awaits you with every bite.