Chow mein is a Chinese dish that is stir fried consisting of noodles,meat and vegetables.It also can be made with seafood or vegetables alone for vegetarians.Of course there is variations how to make chow mein, but this is the way we like it. You can use thin or thick noodles of your choice, and of course if you don’t have chow mein noodles you can substitute with spaghetti. I love my vegetables, so my proportions for veggies is big.When stir frying vegetables I use two skillets to speed up the process.
4 Chicken thighs cut into strips
4 cups sliced mushrooms
1 large onion quartered and cut into slices
3 peeled and julienne carrots
1 crown broccoli cut into florets
1/4 head of cabbage thickly chopped or approx.3 cups
6 cloves crushed garlic ( or more if you’re a garlic lover like me)
1/2 cup oil + more if needed
1/3 cup soy sauce + more if needed
14-16 oz Chow mein noodles
Heat a Wok or a large non stick frying pan on high heat.Add about 4 tablespoons of oil and add the chicken to the pan.
Drizzle some soy sauce and cook until golden brown.
When the chicken is done, remove it from the pan and Add in mushrooms.
Stir fry all vegetables separately adding more oil every time.( When stir frying brocolli and cabbage add a little water or say sauce and cover with lid. I cook them together)
Cook the noodles following the directions listed on the package.
Drain and run them through cold water.
Add more oil to the wok/pan,when the oil is heated add the noodles ( if you want crispy chow mein the add then fry the noodles in batches other wise, Add all at once.)
Add all stir fried ingredients,soy sauce,and garlic.
Stir fry for 2 minutes combining the chicken and vegetables with noodles.
This dish needs pretty good amount of oil, other wise it will be dry. Add more soy sauce or salt if desired.