Friday, February 20, 2009

No-Pain Lo Mein

2 tablespoons vegetable oil
3-4 chicken breasts cut into thin strips
1/2 cup snow peas
1 red bell pepper, seeded and cut into match stick size pieces
1 can of water chestnuts, drained
1 small onion, chopped
1/4 pound mushrooms
4 green onion, thinly sliced on a diagonal
2 T ginger
2 cloves garlic, minced
red pepper flakes
1 pound lo mein noodles or thin spaghetti, cooked to al dente and drained well
1/2 soy sauce
2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
sesame seeds
salt to taste

While the pasta is cooking, brown meat in wok or large skillet over high heat in 1 T sesame oil. Remove from pan. Add vegetable oil and crushed red pepper. Stir fry snow peas, onion, mushrooms, red pepper, mushrooms, and water chestnuts for one minute. Remove from pot with a slotted spoon and add to meat. Dump drained, cooled pasta into wok. Add green onions and half your cooked veggies and meat. Toss and fry the mixture until noodles and veggies are combined. Drizzle with a couple tablespoons soy sauce and 1 T sesame oil. Combine well. Sprinkle with salt to taste. Dump into serving dish and top with remaining meat and veggies.
Adapted from a Rachael Ray recipe

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