When there was no hype for Chinese food in our country, we order Chinese takeout whenever our parents were too tired or busy. In today’s scenario, chicken lo mein is a big hit, not only in kids but in everyone. I know this is a huge statement, but you will agree with me. My family tried once and ended up eating in our dinner rotation. During a pandemic situation, you guys can’t get this classic takeout dish from your favourite Chinese restaurant—that why I feel the need to write a blog on this recipe. So from onward! Skip the takeout and make your own, The Delicious lo mein! I will tell you the pro and cons of getting traditional flavour in your homemade chicken lo mein. Thereis no doubt! It is very easy to make at home.
What is Lo Mein?
Lo Mein is a Chinese dish having long egg noodles as its basic ingredient. This dish is prepared with traditional Cantonese style in which wonton soup broth serve with dry yet cooked noodles
Noodles For Lo Mein
There are two main noodles used for making lo mein, first uncooked lo mein noodles and second cooked lo mein noodles. Both look the same in colour and contain eggs, but the main difference is that uncooked noodles need to pre-boil before frying and are time-consuming while cooked is an instant one that needs no boiling.
- One teaspoon sesame oil
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- One chicken breast
- Two tablespoons canola oil
- Three tablespoons oyster sauce
- One teaspoon rice vinegar
- 3 tablespoons soy sauce
- 3/4 cup onion
- 2 cups shredded cabbage
- 2 cups carrots
- 2 large garlic cloves
- 1 1/2 cups bean sprouts
- 1/4 cup green onions
How To Make Chicken Lo Mein?
I know chicken lo mein takeout is classic! But if you hunt my quick recipe and of course delicious one. Then you will forget to order in, make it at home instead! Here you go, follow the following step to get great taste.
Step 1. Noodles Preparations:Boil your favourite noodles according to package instructions and keep them aside.
Step 2. Sauce Mixing:Mix all the sauce ingredients mentioned above in the ingredient list homogenously together in a small bowl. Keep aside.
Step 3.Prepare the chicken:Take the medium-sized bowl and toss the chicken in it with the ginger, garlic, and soy sauce.
Step 4. Sauteing chicken:now start the cooking process, heat the oil in a large wok. Before adding chicken to it, check everything is nice and hot. Then Stir the chicken well and set it for five mint or until it turns brown.
Step 5. Sauteing Veggies: after sauting the chicken, then remove it. Add more oil and saute the veggies till they soften and keep stirring regularly.
Here I Answered The Question To Clear Your Thoughts
What Is Chicken Lo Mein Made Of?
Chicken Lo Mein is made of chewy Chinese egg noodles, bean sprouts, chicken, bell peppers, and carrots in under 30 minutes.
Differentiate Between Lo Mein And Chow Mein
There is no significant difference in both Lo mein and chow mein noodles, but their preparation is slightly different. Lo mein has “tossed noodles,”while chow mein or Chao mian have“fried noodles.”They have a dry noodle dish without sauce.
Why Is Lo Mein Bad?
White flour is used to prepare the noodles, which raises your blood sugar faster than fiber-rich whole grains. And also, they’re cooked with oil and soy sauce which add extra fat and sodium. It better to order the vegetable version and only have half the order.
Is Lo Mein Actually Chinese?
Yes, Lo mein is a Chinese dish with egg noodles. It often contains vegetables and some meat or seafood, usually beef, chicken, pork, shrimp, or wontons.
Is Lo Mein Vegetarian?
A soft noodle-based dish initially made with garlic, ginger, soy sauce, and a variety of vegetables. But now people add chicken, meat, and beef to the lo mein according to their taste.
How Many Calories Are In Chinese Lo Mein?
There are 130 calories in 100 g of Chinese Lo Mein. And the calorie breakdown percentage are 28% fat, 59% carbs, and 13% protein.