One-Pot Chicken Lo Mein

The “one pot wonder” dishes have been pretty big lately, all over facebook, pinterest, cooking blogs, etc.  I decided to try my hand at it one night last week when my dear friend Spencer came over for dinner.  I used The Wholesome Dish’s one pot chicken lo mein.  I have to say, though, that mine did not turn out like hers.  I used a rice pasta, due to my friend’s food allergy, and I think the blogger said in the comments that it didn’t work as well with other kinds of pasta, but it still was good!  It was kind of like lo mein casserole, as it was very thick and hearty.  And we did not have leftovers, if that tells you anything!

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Question: would it be considered the same recipe, or a different recipe, if I made this again with the correct kind of pasta? 😉 😉

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Another great thing about a dish like this (and the original blogger added this too) is that you can add pretty much any veggie you want to the pot, which is great in our household, cuz my husband and I both love veggies, but not always the same veggies.

WW point value per serving: 10

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One-Pot Chicken Lo Mein

Serves 4

Ingredients:
-1lb boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into small chunks
-12oz whole wheat linguini or fettuccine, broken in half (I used rice pasta)
-4 medium carrots, peeled and cut in thin 3 inch long strips
-1 medium red bell pepper, cut in thin 3 inch long strips
-1 bunch green onions, white part sliced and green part cut in 3 inch long strips
-4 cloves garlic, minced
-1/4cu soy sauce
-1tsp garlic powder
-1tsp corn starch (I omitted due to potential allergies)
-1tbsp sugar (I also omitted this, cuz we were out and I hadn’t been shopping yet)
-1/2tsp red pepper flakes (I used 1/4tsp cayenne instead)
-4cu chicken or vegetable broth
-1/2cu water (I omitted)
-2tsp extra virgin olive oil
-Any other veggies of your choice (I added a few mushrooms, for everyone else)

Directions:
-Add the chicken, then the pasta, then the remaining ingredients to a large stockpot and cover.
-Bring to a boil. Stir and reduce to a simmer.
-Cook covered for about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Cook until most of the liquid is gone and the chicken is cooked through.

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