Chicken Lo Mein

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!

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