Healthy Baked Chicken Chow Mein

Chicken chow mein
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  • 30 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings
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This recipe for chicken chow mein recipe has crisp noodles like you'll find in Chinese restaurants, but without the fat. Each serving contains less than 400 calories. This recipe reprinted with permission from Heart Smart Chinese Cooking, by Stephen Wong.

What You'll Need

  • 1 pound boneless chicken breast, cut into thin strips
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1/4 tablespoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon dry sherry
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 pound Chinese-style steamed noodles or cooked thin egg noodles
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken Stock
  • 1 tablespoon minced ginger
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced onions
  • 3 Large dried Chinese mushrooms, soaked and thinly sliced
  • 2 cups Chinese flowering chives or green onions, cut in quarters
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 3 cups bean sprouts, tightly packed
  • Black pepper to taste

How to Make It

  1. Combine chicken and marinade ingredients (soy sauce, salt, dry sherry, white pepper and cornstarch), mix well and set aside.
  2. Blanch noodles in large amount of boiling water for 1 minute or as per package instructions. Drain well and cool slightly. Fluff up noodles to allow drying. When dried, spread noodles loosely on large cookie sheet lined with aluminum foil.
  3. Heat oven broiler to medium-high. Broil noodles for about 5 minutes on each side, checking frequently, until crisped but not burned. Keep warm.
  1. Meanwhile, heat wok over high heat, add stock and bring to boil. Add ginger, onions, and mushrooms and cook for 1 minute. Add chicken and cook for 2 minutes. Stock should thicken slightly. Add flowering chives or green onions and sesame oil; stir to mix for 1 minute. (If using green onions, cook for 30 seconds).
  2. Remove from heat. Stir in bean sprouts. Season with pepper. Pour chicken mixture over noodles and serve.