Monday, April 11, 2011

Super Simple Weeknight Lo Mein

I've been exerimenting with this recipe for a while and finally came up with a good balance of ingredients to make a healthy lo mein in a hurry. It usually takes me about 30 minutes tops to make this, so it's perfect after a busy day at work. It's also easy to customize this lo mein to suit your tastes. You can add different vegetables for some variety; use beef, shrimp, or pork instead of chicken, or you can make it a vegetarian meal. The only thing I would not recommend is using whole wheat spaghetti noodles, they can get gooey when you're frying them up in your wok. Otherwise, feel free to get creative!

Super Simple Weeknight Lo Mein


2 tbsp vegetable or canola oil
2 tbsp teriyaki marinade
2 boneless skinless chicken breast halves, cut into bite size pieces
2 cups sliced carrot
2 cups frozen broccoli
1 cup sliced mushroom
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 box spaghetti noodles
1/4 -1/2 cup soy sauce


1. Mix chicken with teriyaki marinade, set aside for 5-10 minutes (or longer if possible). While the meat is marinating, start cooking the spaghetti noodles until al dente. Drain and set aside.

2. Heat oil in wok or large saucepan on medium-high heat.

3. Add chicken and stir fry until brown, about 3-5 minutes. Reduce heat to medium.

4. Move chicken to the sides of the pan and add sliced carrot and broccoli. Stir fry for 5 minutes.

5. Add mushrooms and garlic and stir fry for about 3 minutes or until mushrooms are cooked through


6. Add pasta noodles and soy sauce and mix thoroughly to combine ingredients. Serve and enjoy!

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