Chinese take-out is typically loaded with extra fat and calories. When you make this lo mein at home, you control the ingredients plus you save a little money. Make it spicy by adding 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper when you add the garlic. Or instead of chicken, use strips of pork tenderloin. This take-out menu serves 4.
What you’ll need:
- 1/2 pound spaghetti noodles, uncooked, broken in half
- 1/4 cup Toasted Sesame dressing (there are various brands, including Kraft, that make this dressing)
- 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 package (16 ounces) frozen bell pepper and onion strips, thawed and drained
- 1/2 cup fat free chicken broth
- 1 tablespoon creamy peanut butter
- 1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
- 2 green onions, thinly sliced
- 2 tablespoons chopped peanuts
What you’ll do:
- Cook spaghetti in a large saucepan as directed on package.
- While the pasta is cooking, heat the dressing in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
- Add the chicken and garlic (and red pepper, if using); stir-fry 3 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink.
- Add vegetables, chicken broth and peanut butter; stir-fry 3-4 more minutes or until the chicken is done.
- Drain the spaghetti; return to pan.
- Add the chicken mixture and soy sauce to the spaghetti; mix lightly.
- Top with green onions and peanuts and serve.
Recipe and image from Kraft.
So what are you waiting for…Get dinner on the table!