Saturday, August 12, 2017

Chicken Lo Mein with Carrots and Green Beans, from Gael

Chicken Lo Mein with Carrots and Green Beans, from Gael

Via the Hello Fresh food delivery service. This became the recipe from them I make the most. Go to an Asian grocery store to get the right lo mein noodles (thick and soft).

"The secret to supremely slurpable, bouncy lo mein is thick, fresh noodles, which have a satisfying chewiness that you just can’t get with the skinny kind. That’s why our version is such a treat: you’ll be using wide udon noodles, which do an admirable job of soaking up the savory soy and hoisin sauce on each and every one of their squiggly curves. They’re tossed with green beans, carrots, mushrooms, and chicken for a bowlful of veggie- and protein-packed goodness."

12 ounce Chicken Tenders
6 ounce Green Beans
8 ounce Udon Noodles
1 thumb Ginger
2 clove Garlic
4 ounce Button Mushrooms
1-2 T vegetable Stock Concentrate
1 bunch scallions
1 tablespoon Hoisin Sauce
1 tablespoon Soy Sauce
2 teaspoon vegetable Oil
2 teaspoon Sugar

Wash and dry all produce. Trim any stems from green beans, then cut into 1-inch pieces. Peel ginger, then mince until you have 1 TBSP. Mince or grate garlic. Trim, then thinly slice scallions, keeping greens and whites separate. Trim, then thinly slice mushrooms.
Cook Chicken
Heat a drizzle of oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Cut chicken into thin strips, then season all over with salt and pepper. Add to pan and cook until browned, about 2 minutes per side. (TIP: Work in batches to avoid overcrowding.) Remove from pan and set aside.
Cook Veggies
Heat another drizzle of oil in same pan over medium-high heat. Add carrots, green beans, and mushrooms. Cook, tossing, until softened, 5-7 minutes. Add chicken, ginger, scallion whites, and garlic. Cook, tossing, until ginger and garlic are fragrant, 2-3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
Make Sauce
In a small bowl, combine 1 TBSP soy sauce, stock concentrate, 1 TBSP hoisin sauce (we sent more), 2 tsp sugar, and ¼ cup water.
Finish Lo Mein
Lower heat under pan to medium and stir in sauce. Let simmer until sauce is slightly reduced, 2-3 minutes. Add noodles to pan and cook, tossing, until tender, 3-4 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Plate and Serve
Divide lo mein between bowls. Garnish with scallion greens and serve.

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