Recipe by Meesh
"This dish is easy to make, and full of flavor. The chicken is incredibly tender, and the ginger, garlic and soy sauce combine to give it its authentic taste. Garnish with chopped fresh cilantro."
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skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - cut into thin strips
white sugar, divided
rice wine vinegar
soy sauce, divided
1 1/4 cups
ground black pepper
1 (12 ounce) package
uncooked linguine pasta
vegetable oil, divided
minced fresh ginger root
fresh shiitake mushrooms, stemmed and sliced
green onions, sliced diagonally into 1/2 inch pieces
FOR JECCA: The missing ingredient is oyster sauce...took me awhile to figure it out, but after trial and error, I used abt 2 -3 tbs. and it did the trick. Made great restaurant lo mein, with a thick brown sauce just like you get in Chinese take out.
Rather poor actually. 1/2 cup of soy sauce??? If you are using some thin supermarket brand I would halve the amount. If you have a real soy sauce purchased in an asian market use only a couple of tablespoons.
There is also way too much liquid in this recipe. Lose the extra cup of water and decrease the broth by a quarter of a cup.
This recipe also bears little resemblance to the lo mein you might get in a restaurant.
This is an incredibly customizable recipe with a nice, solid flavor whatever you add. I can't honestly give it four stars because I changed it so much, but the sauce flavor was fantastic, reminiscent of the lo mein at one of my favorite local Asian restaurants (I don't know what the other reviewers are on about. Maybe they're all eating at bad restaurants!). Some lo meins that I've had at restaurants have a bland, onion-y flavor I really don't like, but this one was much more to my tastes. I didn't add mushrooms, because I hate them, and instead chose to add some chopped broccoli, carrots, snow peas and water chestnuts and also used pre-packaged stir fry noodles instead of linguini (that seemed an odd pasta choice to me.) I used half the sugar, no water, and halved the chicken broth and corn starch because I had a feeling it would be too saucy. The amount of ginger in the original recipe was actually good and did not have to be altered. What I ended up with was just about perfect. Some odd ingredients listed (don't use linguini!), but overall an excellent flavor.
Great recipe says my wife, who usually doesn't favor Oriental noodles dishes. A couple comments about balancing flavors. All quantities in the recipe will be right if you use four 3-ounce packages of ramen noodles (any flavor okay because you will NOT use the flavoring packs, just the basic noodle blocks which only take three minutes to boiland separate). Chicken quantity should be 1-1/2 pounds. Suggest adding 1/2 small green pepper and 1/2 small red pepper in 3/4-inch dices along with other veggies to give flavor and slight crunchy texture to an otherwise soft dish. Use fresh ginger, never dried. Too bland? Add a teaspoon (or to taste) of Chinese or Thai hot red chili sauce when cooking veggies. Put chili sauce on the table for the more adventuruous. Stick with the liquid quantities listed in the recipe. Drain the cooked ramen noodles in a colander and then add to the wok; the sauce will be fully absorbed in the noodle mixture as it should be. Don't worry about making too much, leftovers will microwave great.
A 5 star recipe if you follow the recommendations of your fellow homecooks. I used spagetti instead of linguine and added a bag of stir fry veggies. It won't be "soupy" if you add a bit more cornstarch and give it more time to thicken up (2 minutes is not going to cut it). My husband says is his favorite of all the oriental dishes I have prepared... I made it yesterday and he is still talking about it. I added some shrimp with the veggies and some red crushed pepper to make it spicy!
I enjoyed this recipe but I did change it around a bit. I didn't use the water at all. I thought 1 cup of water and 1-1/4 cups of broth would have made this way to soupy. I stir-fried the chicken until most of the liquid was absorbed..this left it a golden brown color. I'm not a big fan of ginger, so I left that out and chopped up some broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage to use. I made the sauce (minus the water) and instead of using the full amount...I added a spoonful as I stir-fried my vegetables until I was pleased with the results. Instead of mixing this all together, I left the noodles seperate and also made a pot of rice. We added the amount we wanted to either the rice or noodles. This is nothing like the lo mein we get at our local chinese place, but this was still enjoyed nonetheless. Thanks Michelle.
Iloved the flavor of this recipe . What I did not like was the linguine noodles. I will use this recipe again,but use chinese noodles instead. I did like the recipe quick fast and inexpensive.
This recipe was good, and I will probably make again, however there is something missing. I dont think it tastes quite like restuarant style. We have a chinese place in town and my husband love their lo mein, but it seems like whenever i try to make it there is a specific taste missing, and I dont know what it is!! If anyone else tries this recipe and knows what is missing please let me know! Is it hoisin sauce? Fish sauce...I have no idea!!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Chicken Lo Mein
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 134
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