Chicken Chow Mein

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  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 4 carrots, thinly sliced
  • 4 green onions, sliced (include green portion)
  • 3 stalks celery, sliced
  • 1 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup light soy sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 8 ounces bean sprouts
  • 8 ounces water chestnuts, sliced
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup water


  1. Heat oil in skillet and brown chicken.
  2. Put chicken pieces into slow cooker.
  3. Add all ingredients except cornstarch and water. Stir and cover.
  4. Cook on LOW for 6 to 8 hours.
  5. Turn to HIGH.
  6. Combine cornstarch and cold water in a small bowl; stir until dissolved.
  7. Stir into the slow cooker liquids.
  8. Keeping cover slightly ajar to allow steam to escape, cook until thickened, about 15 to 30 minutes.
  9. Serve over rice or with chow mein noodles.

Yield: 6 servings

Recipe may be doubled for 5-quart slow cooker.

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