Family Style Chow Mein

Family Style Chow Mein


Family Style Chow Mein

Author: Chef Barrae


With the holidays around the corner and all the busy days ahead, I thought I would share a recipe with you from my cookbook. It is a great, light but satisfying dinner that you can have on the table in about thirty minutes and is excellent for a hectic weeknight without any fuss. Make sure you have all your ingredients ready to go because once you start, it goes quickly. It is also a great way to use up some leftovers that you may already have in the refrigerator and really surprise your family with this treat. You may also want to keep this one handy for some of those turkey leftovers later in the month. I hope you enjoy.


~ Family Style Chow Mein ~


1 large onion, sliced

6 stalks celery, sliced

3 garlic cloves, minced

2 cups low sodium chicken stock

1 Tbsp. reduced sodium soy sauce

white pepper to taste

12 ounces cooked chicken or turkey, cut into 1/2″ pieces

1 cup bean sprouts

1 Tbsp. cornstarch, dissolved in 3 Tbsp. water

vegetable spray


4 tsp. dry roasted peanuts, chopped, garnish

1 1/3 cups cooked white or brown rice

Preheat a large saute pan on medium high heat and coat with vegetable spray. Saute the onions until they just begin to soften and become translucent. Add the celery and garlic and continue to saute. When the celery begins to soften add the chicken stock and soy sauce. Stir to blend. Season with white pepper to taste. Bring to simmer, reduce heat and simmer about 3 to 5 minutes or until the vegetables are crisp tender. Add the chicken and the bean sprouts and simmer a minute to begin heating. Raise the heat and bring to a boil. Make a well in the center of the mixture and pour in the cornstarch mixture. Stir thoroughly to coat the vegetables and chicken. Cook for another minute or two until thickened. Serve with optional garnish or rice if desired.

Nutrition Facts

4 – 1 3/4 cup servings

Amount Per Serving

Calories 157.0

Total Fat 1.3 g

Saturated Fat 0.3 g

Polyunsaturated Fat 0.3 g

Monounsaturated Fat 0.3 g

Cholesterol 49.3 mg

Sodium 596.5 mg

Potassium 700.5 mg

Total Carbohydrates 13.2 g

Dietary Fiber 2.4 g

Sugars 1.2 g

Protein 22.9 g

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