Chicken Chow Mein

This Asian-inspired dinner recipe is the perfect way to combine meat and vegetables in one dish.

Chicken Chow Mein
Servings: 8 Start to Finish 25 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 pound fresh or dry lo mein noodles
  • 1/4 cup canola oil, divided
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh ginger
  • 1 bunch scallions, white and green parts separated, sliced 1/8-inch thick
  • 4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 3 cups packed spinach
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Make It

1. Mix cornstarch and soy sauce in a bowl. Add chicken; marinate for 5 minutes.

2. Boil the noodles in a large pot of salted water until al dente, about 5 minutes for fresh, 10 to 15 minutes for dried. Drain and transfer to a bowl filled with ice water. (It helps prevent the noodles from getting soft and sticky.) When theyre cold, drain and toss them with 1 Tbs. canola oil.

3. Meanwhile, heat 2-1/2 Tbsp. oil on high in a large pan. Stir-fry chicken until almost cooked through, about 6 minutes; remove. Add 1/2 Tbsp. more oil to pan; stir-fry ginger, scallion whites, and garlic until oil is fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add the noodles, chicken, and spinach and stir-fry 1 to 2 minutes, until the chicken is cooked through. Season with salt and pepper. Garnish with scallion greens if your child likes them.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 8; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 291, Fat, total (g): 8, sat. fat (g): 1, carb. (g): 34, fiber (g): 2, pro. (g): 20, sodium (mg): 543, calcium (mg): 46, iron (mg): 3, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.