Saturday, June 28, 2008

Chicken Lo Mein

4 ounces uncooked angel hair pasta
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1/4 cup reduced sodium soy sauce
2 T. rice wine vinegar
2 T. hoisin sauce
1 T. minced fresh ginger root
1 tsp. minced garlic
1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips
2 T. vegetable oil, divided
2 c. fresh broccoli florets
1 c. julienned carrots
1/4 c. salted peanuts, finely chopped

Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the cornstarch,soy sauce, vinegar, hoisin sauce, ginger, and garlic until well blended. Set aside.

In a large skillet or wok, stir-fry chicken in 1 T. of oil for 5-8 minutes, until no longer pink. Remove with a slotted spoon. Drain pasta and set aside.

Stir- fry vegetables in remaining oil for 5-6 minutes until tender crisp. Stir cornstarch mixture and pour into the pan. Bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 2 minutes. Stir in chicken and pasta. Heat through. Sprinkle with peanuts.

Serves 4. jan.feb.2008

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Anonymous said...

Looks good, but I have just one question. What is hoisin sauce? I suppose I could google it, but you might be able to give me more detail. :-)

Tracy said...

Hi Kim,

I'd never used hoisin sauce before this recipe. You can find it in the international foods aisle of your supermarket. The jar said it's used in Asian foods. It smelled a little like steak sauce, and looked about the same, only thicker. I didn't taste it alone.

Beck said...

That sounds YUUUMMMMY!
Hoisin sauce is the good stuff. Awesome.

Mrs. U said...

Yum!!! I love anything Asianish (can I just make up that word, please??) This looks easy and delicious!! I am confident my family will love it!!

Thank you for sharing!

Mrs. U

Karen said...

I will definitely be trying this recipe, Tracy. My husband and I love Asian food, and the photo you took looks wonderful!

Beth said...

This is a winner in my house! I made a few modifications, as I usually do to suit what I had on hand. I had a package of frozen stir-fried vegetables in the freezer so I used that in place of the veggies you listed. I also had frozen about 5 pounds of boneless, skinless chicken thighs that I had grilled in my freezer, so I used about 4 of those and added that in with the veggies to thaw and warm up. This is so yummy. Thanks for sharing it.