Thursday, January 22, 2009

Chicken Chow Mein

Today is going to be an unusually yucky day. One of those days where all you want to do is wrap up in a blanket and watch tv or read a good book. Just yucky. The sky is a nasty looking color and we are in wait mode for the rain that may or may not come. So in light of the atmosphere right now I felt like posting what we had for dinner last night. It was so good and yummy. I've mentioned before that I like Asian food. Well I found a recipe the other day that I wanted to tweak and try. So here's what I came up with. The whole family enjoyed it and the husband said it was worthy of a contest or something. Not that I think i'll be entering it in anything, but I gladly took the compliment.

Chicken Chow Mein
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut up
1/2 pound thins spaghetti or vermicelli (or rice noodles if you have those-I used spaghetti)
1 zucchini thinly sliced
1 1/2 carrots thinly sliced
1/2 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
1/2 yellow bell pepper, thinly sliced
1/2 onion, thinly sliced
6 garlic cloves
2tbsp sesame oil
2tbsp veg oil
1tbsp soy sauce
black pepper
1/2 tsp curry powder (more if you like it spicy)
1 tsp ginger powder
1 tomato, diced
2-3 green onions sliced

In a plastic baggie, combine chicken pieces, soy sauce, sesame oil, garlic cloves, and seasonings. Marinate for about 1 1/2 hours. Longer is you'd like but that's how long I marinated it.

Once it's marinated, place ingredients in a large skillet or wok. Cook until meat is no longer pink and sauce is bubbly. Meanwhile, cook pasta just until done about 4 minutes..
Once chicken and sauce are cooked and bubbly, add veggies and cook until crisp tender. Then add pasta and let it finish cooking in the sauce until al dente.
Top with tomatoes and green onions.
Serve and enjoy!

Hope your day is good and you are enjoying good weather!!



Stephanie said...

Mmm, it looks so delicious, with all those fresh vegetables! I love Asian foods too. :-)

Nana said...

My weather stinks, but this recipe looks yummy. Let's hope Friday gives us (anyway where I'm at) some clean air.

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