Spicy Chicken Lo Mein

I’ve grown up eating vegetables at dinner time so I really don’t mind (most) of them. But one place they should not be is in fried rice or lo mein. It’s just too much. So I made some lo mein. With no vegetables. And as expected, it is indeed better when it’s veggie-free.

Spicy Chicken Lo Mein:
Ingredients: (serves 4-6)
1 lb chicken breast
Garlic salt, pepper, coriander, cayenne pepper to taste
12 oz spaghetti
1 tablespoon salt
2 tablespoons sesame oil
3 tablespoons butter
Toasted sesame seeds, optional

For the sauce-
1/4 cup reserved pasta water
1/4 cup hoisin sauce
1/4 cup soy sauce
2 1/2 teaspoons sriracha
(Note: this amount of sauce was perfect for my taste but my friends preferred more – so feel free to double it and/or adjust it to your taste)

Directions:
Cook the pasta according to directions, putting a tablespoon of salt when the water comes to a boil. Reserve 1/4 cup water before draining and add in 2 tablespoons of butter to the drained pasta to keep from sticking and for some flavor. Set aside. Cut the chicken into nuggets and throw into a large skillet with the sesame oil and a tablespoon of butter. Season with the garlic salt, pepper, cayenne, and coriander generously. Saute on medium-high until fully cooked. Meanwhile in a medium-small bowl, mix together all the components to the sauce. In a large bowl toss together the pasta, chicken, and the sauce until everything is fully coated. Top with sesame seeds and garnish with parsley if desired.

Problem solved.

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22 Comments

  1. my mom always makes me a recipe really similar to this and I am obsessed with it!! YUM

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  2. Yet again another recipe I’m bookmarking! You are such a talented cook Chloe :-) Love the photos too!

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  3. you and these recipes….always making me drool ;) as much as i love vegetables, i think there are some things that are best without. then you can enjoy the other deliciousness :)

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  4. Anita

     /  February 26, 2012

    I’m definitely going to try this receipe!! Everytime I order chicken lo mein, I always order it without the vegetables!!! :)

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  5. Your photos keep getting better and better! I may not eat chicken, but them noodles and sesame seeds have set me salivating. ;)

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  6. mmm.mmm…I love Asian noodle recipes. I’m making one this week!

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  7. Just found your blog via fabulous Joy the Baker. Love your posts and pics!

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  8. oh my dear this looks amazing! Spicy, peanut, noodles. I’m on board!

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  9. I love lo mein (and anything spicy) but have actually never made it myself. Great recipe, thanks for sharing!

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  10. I’m trying not to look at the brownie batter nutella brownies below because I might hit the kitchen at 4 am and make them! That said, your chicken lo mein look better than any in any Chinese restaurant I’ve had it at. Love the spicy part -So beautiful and inviting in those gorgeous photos. Finally, yes, you must try the popovers!!

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  11. Nadine

     /  March 2, 2012

    Thanks for an excellent recipe!
    I made this tonight, doubling the chicken and the sauce, and it fed four of us with a small handful of pasta left over. I definitely recommend doubling the sauce, and doing it with 2lbs of chicken really fills everyone up.

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