Monday, August 24, 2009

A great dinner!

Chicken Lo Mein

Chicken Lo Mein

Prep Time:
10 min
Total Time:
25 min
4 servings, 2 cups each

What You Need!

1/2 lb. spaghetti, uncooked
1/4 cup KRAFT Asian Toasted Sesame Dressing
1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 pkg. (16 oz.) frozen bell pepper and onion strips, thawed, drained
1/2 cup fat-free reduced-sodium chicken broth
1 Tbsp. peanut butter
1/4 cup lite soy sauce
2 Tbsp. chopped cilantro
2 Tbsp. chopped Peanuts

Make It!

COOK spaghetti in large saucepan as directed on package.

MEANWHILE, heat dressing in large nonstick skillet on medium-high heat. Add chicken and garlic; stir-fry 3 min. or until chicken is no longer pink. Add peppers, onions, broth and peanut butter; stir-fry 3 to 4 min. or until chicken is done.

DRAIN spaghetti; return to pan. Add chicken mixture and soy sauce; mix well. Spoon onto platter; sprinkle with cilantro and nuts.

Amy gave me this excellent recipe on Saturday and I made it tonight.

We loved it!

We didn't have any peanuts or cilantro so I left that out with no problem. I used a red pepper from Logan's garden, and a green and 1/2 a yellow one I had in the fridge rather than the frozen ones. And cut up 1/2 fresh onion.

Oh and I used angel hair instead of spaghetti. And I used canned chicken which I added at the end. No going to the store today as my foot is not doing well. It hurts!

Amy doubled the recipe for her big family and she said all the kids loved this, too.

I served it with a salad made from fresh tomatoes, avocados and red onion.

Very easy. Very good.

Thank you Amy!!


Eileen said...

This sounds wonderful and easy!
I love 'quick fix' dinners! And I love 'one dish' dinners!
I am definitely trying this one sometime this week! Thanks, Jill!
All the best,

Jill said...

Let me know if you make it Eileen, okay? It has such a good flavor.

Kris said...

Yum! Sounds very good! Looking forward to trying it.

Eileen said...

Okay, Jill, will do!
I'll be food shopping either later this evening or tomorrow and get everything in, so I'll try it either tomorrow night or Thursday!
Thanks, I'm always looking for something different!

Rebecca said...

OH MY! This looks wonderful. I will for sure be trying this. I have never used canned chicken, but I have some in my food storage, does it taste ok? Can you tell it is canned? I like the idea of having some canned chicken on hand just for these types of recipes and on a day you don't want to run out to the grocery store!

Ammy said...

This is what we are eating tonight for dinner! I am excited.

Jill said...

Rebecca...I use the canned chicken from Trader Joes but I hear Utah does not have those stores. I've tried Costco's canned chicken and we've liked that too. I think the secret is not to flake it all apart but leave it in small clumps. And no, to me it does not taste canned.

Richard said...

I just tried this tonight and it didn't turn out that good. In fact, it was awful. I doubled the salad dressing and tripled the peanut butter (it seemed like a good idea at the time.) Also, my chicken broth needed to be reconstituted so I was torn as to how much to use. I compromised and used 1/2 cup broth and 1/4 cup water. I don't like fresh garlic, but wanted to be true to the recipe so I put a couple of shakes of garlic powder in. Also, I added the soy sauce too early, so that it was a part of the stir fry. Apparently that makes the veggies really don't do that. I used Costo canned chicken and that was the best part, but that's not saying much. I used thin spaghetti left over from last weeks homemade pilaf debacle. It was a substitute vermicelli. (That one would have worked out but somehow I got a old, big, red hot pad inside the frying pan during the final minutes and at the unveiling it really looked disgusting...but tasted good.) They should require a license before you're allowed to send out these kinds of things over the internet. I tried to call you while in process for some one on one coaching, but you were apparently too busy blogging to take my call. BTW, we saw Julie and Julia recently. It's a really good show about cooking and relationships but for a couple expletives. I've decided to cook my way through the recipes on the back of the Bisquick box. They're bound to be better than the Chinese spaghetti you're recommending.

Logan said...

This has been one of the best recipes I have made. It smells and taste like I am eating it from a Restaurant! My whole family loved it. Sorry Richard that yours didn't turn out :(

Jill said...

Don't feel bad Amy. Simply put, Richard can't cook. By doubling the salad dressing and tripling the peanut butter, what did he expect? Like I say, he can't cook. But I'm impressed that he tried.

grandmapeg said...

This recipe looks great. I'll give it a try. It looks great in the picture you took of it.

Richard said...

I think it was the soy sauce in the saute phase that did me in:) Those veggies tasted like they had been in brine for a week. The extra salad dressing and peanut butter probably didn't help either.

grandmapeg said...

I just realized that you probably did not take this picture, rather it came from a cookbook. My typing fingers get way ahead of my common sense, like getting the wrong book at the library :-)

Richard said...

Silly me...I thought the picture came straight from your kitchen too. Mine didn't look anything like the doctored photo you used.

Mar~ said...

I decided to check your blog and see how your foot was doing, sorry to hear it is not doing well.

Lisa said...

Ooooooooooh.....I'm impressed! You're NOW a FOOD Blogger! I can certainly get into that too! I especially like how you laid it out. That too is my favorite way to read food blogs.

GiRL!!!!! You're Amazing!

grandmapeg said...

Jill...I just fixed the Chicken Lo Mein dish for dinner and Craig and I give you and Amy a big THANK YOU!! It is delicious!!!!!! Definitely two thumbs up! Thanks again for sharing it.

Ammy said...

We thank you, and Amy a big THANK YOU as well...we had lots of left overs and even my girls ate it. Hannah even asked if it was take out from the Chinese place. When I told her no, she said, "well, it tastes like it." I will for sure have this at least once per month. And it was easy peasy!

Jill said...

Thank you Peggy and Ammy for your reviews. What is nice too...I think anyway...the leftovers taste good cold, like a pasta salad.

grandmapeg said...

Jill...I must be on the same wave length because I think it tastes great cold too.