With a column marked "To Do" where I can systematically cross off items and accomplishments in red pen as I complete them.
In the spirit of that, cooking for the freezer and the crockpot have been occasional pursuits over the years. Those who have been around awhile will remember my spate of freezer cooking where I was getting up at 5:00 am to cook in bulk before work. This to make my life easier.
Thankfully, the passage of time has blessed me with new found emotional and spiritual growth and I'm now much more particular about the meals I deem as "make ahead" - so you have my promise, the one I'm about to share is really good.
Crock pot chicken chowmein is made with chicken breasts, carrots, green onions, and celery. The perfect dish on a Weekday Wednesday! Scroll down for the recipe and a link to the How To Video.
For printable recipe click HERE
- 1 tsp vegetable oil
- 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut in 1-inch cubes
- 2 medium carrots, thinly sliced
- 1 cup sliced button mushrooms
- 6 sliced green onions
- 1 1/2 cups sliced celery
- 1 cup bean sprouts
- 1 can 8 oz, 227 ml can sliced water chestnuts
- 397 gram package of Chinese Style Steam Fried Chow Mein Noodles
- 1 cup no sodium chicken broth
- 1 Tbsp white sugar
- 1/3 cup light soy sauce
- 1/4 teaspoon Siracha chili sauce or cayenne pepper
- 2 tsps fresh grated ginger
- 2 cloves minced garlic
- 1 tsp sesame oil (optional)
- Heat oil in skillet; brown chicken, stirring to brown all sides. Put chicken pieces in a crock pot that has been sprayed with oil.
- Place the carrots, green onions, mushrooms, celery, water chestnuts, and bean sprouts in next.
- Stir together the sauce ingredients. Cover and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours.
- During the last 15 minutes of cooking add the beansprouts to the crockpot.
- Put the chow mein noodles in last, tossing well, to incorporate with the sauce, cover, and let steam 15 more minutes, tossing every 5 minutes.
Lyndsay Wells is a professional trainer, writer, and program developer with a passion for food and cooking. She is an award winning recipe developer, and a website ambassador for Kraft Foods Canada. Lyndsay believes cooking should be approachable and easy and has great tips and ideas for putting together sophisticated looking dishes that cooks of all levels can accomplish.
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