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Chicken Chow Mein

Updated February 23, 2016
This image courtesy of David Loftus

This dish makes use of a tender, juicy Asian cabbage called bok choy, which is simple to cook and really tasty. You should be able to find bok choy (also know as pak choy, Chinese white cabbage, or hakusai) in your local grocery store, but, if not, a nice heart of romaine (halved) or a handful or two of baby spinach thrown into the wok for the last 2 or 3 minutes of cooking will do the trick.

Serves2

Cooking Methodstir-frying

CostModerate

Moderate

Total Timeunder 30 minutes

Kid FriendlyYes

OccasionCooking for a date, Family Get-together

Recipe Coursemain course

Dietary Considerationegg-free, halal, healthy, kosher, lactose-free, low cholesterol

Equipmentwok

Mealdinner

Taste and Texturesavory, spiced, tart, umami

Ingredients

  • A thumb-sized piece of fresh root ginger
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • ½-1 fresh red chile, to your taste
  • 1 large skinless chicken breast fillet, preferably free-range or organic
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 scallions
  • A small bunch of fresh cilantro
  • 1 bok choy
  • Optional: 4 shiitake mushrooms
  • 4 ounces (2 bundles) chow mein noodles
  • Peanut or vegetable oil
  • 1 heaped teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 × 8-ounce can of water chestnuts
  • 2-3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 small lime

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