Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Chicken-Peanut Chow Mein

This is another recipe from the daily "Dinner Tonight" emails I get from Cooking Light. It was today's recipe, but was in the April 2006 print version of the magazine. I had all the ingredients except mushrooms, so I just picked a few up at the store on my way home. I made a few changes - Don's allergic to shellfish, so instead of the oyster sauce, I substituted Yoshida's Gourmet Sauce and left out the sugar the original recipe called for. My version of the recipe is below.

Chicken-Peanut Chow Mein
adapted from Cooking Light

1 cup matchstick-cut carrots
8 oz. spaghetti noodles (I used Dreamfields)
1 cup sugar (snap) peas
1 large boneless, skinless chicken breast
3 tablespoons soy sauce, divided
3/4 cup chicken broth
2 tablespoons Yoshida's Gourmet Sauce
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper (original recipe called for 1/4 teaspoon, but we like it spicy!)
1 1/2 cup sliced mushrooms
2 teaspoons bottled fresh ground ginger
1 cup sliced green onions
2 tablespoons dry-roasted peanuts, coarsely chopped

Bring a pot of water to a boil; add carrots and noodles. When the noodles are almost done, add the peas and cook another 3 minutes. Drain. Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cut chicken crosswise into thin strips. Add chicken and 1 tablespoon soy sauce to pan; stir-fry 3 minutes. Remove chicken from pan; keep warm. Combine remaining soy sauce, chicken broth, Yoshida's sauce, and red pepper flakes. Heat remaining 1 teaspoon oil over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms and ginger to pan; stir-fry for 3 minutes. Add broth mixture and cook for 1 minute. Add noodle mixture and chicken to pan; cook 1 minute, tossing to combine. Sprinkle with onions and peanuts. Serves 4.

1 comment:

Pamela said...

Mmmmm, noodles, chicken and peanuts what a heavenly combination!!