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Lighter Chicken Chow Mein Recipe (How to make Chicken Chow Mein): popular Chinese chicken chow mien or lo mein recipe using veggies, chicken and eggs. Perfect for quick weekday lunch or brunch recipe.
Lighter Chicken Chow Mein | Lo Mein Recipe | How to Make Chicken Chow Mein Hi Everyone and I know I usually don’t post a recipe midweek, but this Lighter Chicken Chow Mein Recipe is special!!
We are celebrating the Chinese New Year at a friend’s place and I’m taking my famous chicken chow mien.
Every year, we get together and celebrate Chinese New Year at one of our friend’s place, who is from China.
It’s such a fun and lovely celebrations with lots of food, wine, beer and tons of laughter.
All through my lovely friend cooks all the main Chinese dishes at home but as she loves my version of these Lighter Chicken Chow Mein Recipe.
The steps are super easy and done in 15 minutes:
I have been cooking this particular version of the spicy chicken chow mien since ages and it impresses one and all.
It’s so simple to make and the only thing I do differently is to add extra veggies.
The ones you usually eat in Chinese dishes like carrot, scallion, onions, peppers, beans, chili and my secret ingredient for that spiciness – “Schezwan/Sichuan Sauce”.
Before, you ask, I make my own schezwan sauce which I’ve learned from my mom and here’s the recipe.
It’s this sauce, that gives this chow mein such a zing that it’s almost impossible to eat it just once, cause you’ll be craving it again and again.
This particular recipe is so famous in the Northern part of India, that you would find it in the biggest of the restaurant to the most common street shop.
And, I guess, if you’ve grown up studying in India, then it’s a staple of every student (school/college).
During my college days, it used to be a weekly treat with friends.
We used to hang out at this local restaurant where even the owner would start sending chow mien to our table without asking
– Yep, we loved it that much!
It was way too oily, way too spicy but gone are those days and I just cannot handle that much oil/spice anymore.
So, I created something that we could eat easily without thinking twice and hence the Lighter Chicken Chow Mein Recipe. Although I’m using the regular chow mein noodles / Hakka noodles, you can use wheat noodles too.
I usually use the same pot to cook the vegetables, chicken, and eggs and then finally sauteeing everything along with noodles to add that extra flavor to the final dish.
I also use less salt as the soy-sauce already has salt in it, so you may want to do the same.
Now, many people have complimented me on the noodles not sticking together or becoming clumpy – So here’s a TIP
So, I hope you get to try my Spicy Chicken Chow Mein Recipe soon and do let me know by tagging #easycookingwithmolly on any of the mentioned social media.
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