Do you have a favorite kind of food that you like to order out? Although it can take a toll on our wallet, we all want to get out of making our own meals from time to time. In these situations, we probably want to order something that we can’t easily make ourselves at home to feel like we’re getting the most for our money. This typically means ordering things like Thai, Indian or Chinese food—anything with more elaborate preparation or secret combinations of spices.
Well, we have some good news and some bad news. The good news is that we have an incredible slow cooked chicken lo mein recipe that is honestly just as good as takeout. The bad news is that you may have been throwing your money away if you’ve been ordering lo mein a lot recently… still, onward and upward. With just a few easy steps, this is one recipe you’ll come back to again and again. So let’s get started.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 1 tablespoon of oyster sauce
- 1 tablespoon of soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon of honey
- 2 tablespoons of hoisin sauce
- 5 cloves of minced garlic
- 2 tablespoons of minced ginger
- 2 boneless and skinless chicken breasts
- 2 cups of baby bok choy, trimmed
- 1/2 cup of julienned carrots
- 1 thinly sliced red bell pepper
- 1/3 cup of water
- 2 tablespoons of corn starch
- 6 ounce pack of lo mein noodles
Here’s what you do:
1. To start, get out your slow cooker and pour in your oyster sauce, soy sauce, honey, hoisin, ginger and garlic. Mix everything together well.
2. Take out your chicken breasts and drop them in the slow cooker as well. After that, cover up your slow cooker and set it to cook on low for two hours.
3. When the time is up, take the chicken out of the slow cooker and chop it all up into bite-sized cubes. When you’re done, put them back in the slow cooker.
4. In a small bowl, mix together your cornstarch and water to make a slurry. Pour that in the slow cooker as well along with your bok choy, carrots and bell peppers. Mix everything together well and cover it again, letting it all cook for another hour on high. While you’re waiting for the slow cooker to be done, cook your noodles by following the instructions on their package.
5. Open up your slow cooker after an hour and throw in your noodles, mixing everything together. Serve it up with fresh cilantro and toasted sesame seeds and enjoy!
While the resulting dish tastes delicious and is totally authentic, it’s also incredibly easy to throw everything together. All you have to do is make your basic sauce mixture before boiling your noodles and throwing everything all together at the very end. The recipe we’ve listed above is very strong if you’re looking to get an authentic Chinese chicken lo mein flavor. Still, if you’re looking to experiment a little bit, feel free to adjust the spice mixture and add in more veggies as you see fit. Above all, have fun putting this together and let us know what you think!
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