One-dish Chicken Lo Mein
So you want a twist on your usual Italian pasta? This is the recipe for you! Add whatever veggies you like (mushrooms, extra onions, snow peas...) and the spices and you have a quick and easy dinner. I made this recently but apparently didn't "take a picture for the food blog" so I borrowed an image from the web. But pick your favorite (long) pasta and give it a go!
1 tbsp. oil
1 lb. boneless chicken breasts, cut into strips
1 can chicken broth
1 cup water
1 tsp. ground ginger
1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
3 Tbsp. teriyaki sauce
1 lg. clove garlic, minced
1 - 8 oz. pkg. thin spaghetti
1 - 1 lb. pkg. frozen broccoli, carrot, red pepper combination
2 green onions, sliced (or 1 yellow med.)
In skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Brown chicken about 5 min. Remove to plate. In same pan, bring broth, water, ginger, pepper flakes, teriyaki sauce & garlic to boiling.
Add spaghetti, simmer covered 8 mins, stirring often. Stir in vegetables & chicken & bring to a boil. Simmer, covered, 4 mins. Stir in onions, heat 1 min & serve.
"Nice w/frozen egg rolls & egg drop soup!" ~Mom (Ann) I love that she always added these little notes at the end.
For months (years?) after I got married, Mom sent me recipe "cards" to add to my collection. My favorite thing now is having her recipes in her beautiful handwriting. I remember receiving each one with a sweet note via old fashioned "snail mail" and they are a treasure for me.
And please don't underestimate the value of smudges and splatters on your recipes. It means you made it and perhaps cooked with reckless abandon. 🙂