Super Easy Lo Mein

Ok, this recipe is nice and simple. It was really good for me as a college student because it uses all ingredients that can be found in any old supermarket. Except the “magic sauce” (JES Yakitori), of course. If you don’t have access to an Asian supermarket, as long as you marinate your chicken right, you don’t need the magic sauce, but it certain makes it tastier.

Like the stir fry, what you put in the lo mein is really up to you. I used carrots, onions, snow peas, and shiitake mushrooms, but you can add other things or take out some of the things I used based on your own personal preference.

Now, a word on marinating meat. I’m sorry I can’t give better instructions other than “Marinate chicken with vegetable oil, soy sauce, garlic powder (and/or onion powder), and salt.” I really don’t ever measure things properly. I’ll try to describe it better now. Oil and soy sauce. Put enough to cover the meat, but never put so much such that the meat is drowning. Salt. Just a sprinkle of salt. Not too much. Garlic/Onion powder. Start with a little, mix it in, then add until the mixture doesn’t smell like raw meat. Haha, sorry. That was a horrible explanation. But I really don’t have any better way of describing it.

Anyway, here’s the recipe. Enjoy!

Ingredients
1 box linguini
1 bag shredded carrots
snow peas
shiitake mushrooms, sliced
any other vegetables desired (such as beansprouts, peppers, onions, etc)
sesame oil
soy sauce
water
cornstarch
2 chicken breasts, sliced
garlic powder
vegetable oil
JES Yakitori Sauce

Preparation
Marinate chicken with vegetable oil, soy sauce, garlic powder (and/or onion powder), salt, and cornstarch..

While meat is marinating, cook pasta. Once pasta is cooked, drain and toss with sesame oil to prevent noodles from sticking to each other. Use enough oil to coat the noodles, but don’t soak them.

Coat the bottom of a frying pan with vegetable oil and heat it. Add snowpeas and carrots [and onions/peppers]. Sprinkle with salt and add about 1/4 cup of water and cook until tender. Add mushrooms [and beansprouts] and continue to cook. Prepare sauce by mixing one part soy sauce and two parts water and one spoonful of cornstarch. Pour into vegetable mix and cook until sauce thickens. Toss with noodles.

Coat pan again with vegetable oil and heat. Add chicken in a single layer in the bottom of the pan and allow to brown until the side facing upward begins to change color. Turn and cook the other side, then add enough Yakitori sauce to cover the chicken and stir. Remove from heat and toss chicken with the noodle and vegetable mixture.

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