Christmas break is over and with school back in session, I’m looking for quick and easy meals that the whole family will love. As I always do at the beginning of the year, I’m working of finding healthier ways to thrill my family as well. For me, that means pulling out my apron, mixing up fresh ingredients and creating meals that are amazing but also quick.
Just this past week I did just that and stumbled back on a family favorite that I had forgotten about. With broccoli, carrots, chicken and noodles, this Chicken Lo Mein recipe is kid-approved and simple to make!
What You Will Need:
1 Pound of Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast, sliced
8 Ounces of Lo Mein Noodles
1 Cup of Carrots
1 Cup of Broccoli Florets
1 Teaspoon of Minced Garlic
1 Teaspoon of Onion Powder (or dried minced onion)
2 Tablespoons of Olive oil
1 Tablespoon of Teriyaki Sauce
1 Tablespoon of Oyster Sauce
1 Teaspoon of Soy Sauce
1 Tablespoon of Brown Sugar
How to Make It:
This is really such an easy meal to make, ensuring that it’s perfect for busy weeknights! To start, I heated a large wok (a skillet will work as well) over medium high heat and added one tablespoon of my olive oil. As soon as my oil was added, I put my sliced chicken in so that my oil would not get too hot.
Next, I simply sauteed my chicken until it was tender but not fully cooked. I then reduced my heat to medium low and added my broccoli, carrots and garlic to my pan and mixed them together well with my chicken, sauteing them for about two minutes – just long enough to get them tender.
With my chicken and veggies simmering, I quickly mixed together my teriyaki sauce, oyster sauce, soy sauce and brown sugar in a small bowl and poured them over my stir fry. While continuing to mix my ingredients, I allowed the heat to simmer on low, ensuring that my chicken and veggies were cooked to perfection.
While my chicken and veggie mixture was simmering, I boiled my lo mein noodles according to the directions on the package and drained them. Then I removed my chicken and veggies from my wok, poured my remaining tablespoon of olive oil over my noodles, tossed them lightly and added them back to the heated wok. After sauteing the noodles for about three minutes until they were slightly crispy, I plated them up and added my chicken and veggie mixture over the top, completing my simple dish!
With very little effort I had whipped up a chicken lo mein meal that everyone in the family enjoys and had turned a regular weeknight into tasty family time.
And since this delicious dish boasts tons of chicken and veggies with a light sauce that’s not overpowering, chicken lo mein a perfect meal to serve any night of the week.
As you plan your meals for the coming weeks, be sure to serve up this easy and delicious chicken lo mein that even the kids will adore.
Then sit back, eat up and enjoy our meal knowing that it’s a fresh dinner you can feel good about serving!