Chicken Chow Mein ~ Dieter’s Delight

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I’m filling in for Pam today so I hope you enjoy this recipe.

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I use my salad spinner for draining pasta to get all the excess water out

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  • 3 tablespoons peanut oil
    1 bunch green onions, sliced
    1 cup sliced celery
    5-6 cups shredded Napa cabbage
    1 cup bean sprouts
    1/2 cup sliced carrots
    2 cups chicken broth
    2 tablespoons soy sauce
    3 teaspoons sesame oil
    1 teaspoon sugar
    2 tablespoons cornstarch
    4 tablespoons cold water
    1-2 cups shredded chicken pieces
    1 teaspoon red pepper flakes +/-
    1 pound spaghetti or vermicelli
  • Prepare spaghetti according to package directions.
  • Over a medium high flame heat the peanut oil in a heavy skillet.
  • Saute’ the celery, onions, bean sprouts and cabbage until cabbage is wilted.
  • Remove with a slotted spoon.
  • Add a bit more oil and saute’ chicken pieces.
  • Remove with a slotted spoon.
  • Add the broth, sesame oil, soy sauce and sugar. Simmer for several minutes.
  • Whisk the cornstarch into the cold water until smooth.
  • Add to the broth mixture and bring to a boil.
  • Add vegetable mixture and chicken pieces back in, heat through and coat well.
  • Toss with prepared pasta and heat through.
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