- Estimated Cooking Time According to Recipe: 30 Minutes
- Actual Cooking Time (Including Prep): 38 Minutes
If you love Asian food, then learning how to make lo mein is a must. The broad idea of how to make it is pretty easy: boiled noodles, stir fried veggies, and a tasty sauce to top everything off. Actually, I just read that one of the main differences between chow mein and lo mein is that the latter is sauce focused.
Personally, I felt that the start of this dish was in fact the sauce. The chicken flavor was very tasty as well, and the process of cooking it created a very familiar asian texture to the chicken. This quick dinner was a good one I'll be making again soon!
It's almost always important to start your noodles boiling first! Those usually take the longest. They can always sit on the side for a bit if the veggies take longer. I have a bad habit of overcooking the noodles, so I slightly undercooked them this time (al dente) because I knew I'd be re-cooking them in the lo mein for a minute or two.
Cut and prep your veggies and chicken. Carrots take the longest, so cut those extra thin! Shredding works too, but careful not to grate them too thin or they become a messy paste.
That's a tasty looking glaze that formed on the chicken while cooking! The method described in Jo Cooks definitely worked like a charm!
Once the veggies are cooked to your liking, add the noodles, chicken and sauce. Stir everything together, and you can even add some heat if your noodles have become cold or need to cook extra. They'll soak up some sauce as well, adding flavor!
This was a very tasty meal, and does great as heated up left overs the next day! The sauce soaks into everything and thickens a bit. This recipe would be great for meal prepping a few days in advance and would be a lot healthier than takeout.