My family loves Chinese food. Okay, we just all like to eat good food!
Occasionally, we are blessed with an invitation to a friend’s house to eat authentic Mandarin cooking (his wife and mother-in-law are from there.) Otherwise the idea of take-out for our family of 6 with 4 hungry boys sends my frugal mind into a frenzy.
In the past, we’ve relied heavily on bulk items from Costco (egg rolls, stir fry veggies, Hiroshima’s sauce, and pot stickers) to fill our desire for Chinese cuisine.
Thanks to a recent kids in the kitchen class at my 6th grader’s school, we now have a new dish that can be made at home, fill hungry bellies, and tastes great: Chicken Lo Mein.
The cookbook ( affiliate link: Children’s Quick & Easy Cookbook from DK) where the original recipe came from calls it Chicken Chow Mein. To me, the inclusion of egg noodles makes it more of a lo mein.
I’ve been playing around with the recipe a bit and will most likely continue to do so until I get it just right.
Chicken Lo Mein Recipe
While this is an easy dish to make, you do need to get everything in place as once you start cooking things can move quickly.
So, chop your chicken and vegetables, squeeze your lemon into a bowl which will also hold the soy sauce ( Bragg’s Liquid Amino’s is my preference), and have hot water ready for a quick warming and separating of the noodles. Ideally, this is how you should always be cooking.
I’ll admit to not always getting prep work completely done before things start getting tossed into a pan. And I usually regret it.
Is Chinese cuisine something your family loves?
Do you order take out or make dishes at home?