I want to say this recipe is always a hit with the kids and something adults can enjoy also that isn’t another pasta dinner. BUT, of course, while making this recipe for the blog post Kat decided this is now disgusting. Another testament to the fact that one day your kids love something, the next day they won’t even look at it. Reece enjoyed it and ate everything. So there’s hope, since he’s the pickier eater of my two.
What you’ll need:
1 lbs chicken (I did thighs)
1 package of lo mein
1 ear of corn
1/2 cup frozen peas
1 cup broccoli
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/2 tbs ginger paste (or 1/2 inch grated ginger)
2 cloves garlic
Salt, pepper, sesame oil (I do olive or avocado oil for allergy reasons)
I have to say, “what you need” is a loose outline of ingredients. I pick and choose base on what’s in the fridge. If I have cabbage, I would have thrown it into the lo mein as well. Other veggies that would work: bell peppers, kale, bok choy, green beans, etc.
This is a two pot meal. Fill a pasta pot with water and set on high.
Season (salt & pepper) chicken. Add 2 tbsp of oil to the pan on medium heat. Once the pan is hot add chicken to the pan, you can cook the chicken in two batches to avoid overcrowding. If you’re using thighs it’s about 4 minutes on one side, 3 minutes after flipping. I always use the thermometer to check the chicken is cooked through at 165F. Once chicken is cooked remove from pan, set aside.
While chicken is cooking prep veggies by cutting up the carrots, broccoli, and zucchini. I cut them up pretty small for tiny toddler mouths. Remove corn from the cob.
Add 2 tbsp of oil to the pan on medium heat. Once hot add carrots and broccoli. Season with salt & pepper. Cook for a couple minutes, sometimes I add 1/4 cup of water to steam and help cook through faster. Add the peas and zucchini.
Add the noodles to the boiling pasta, cook for about 2 minutes if they are fresh noodles. Cut up the chicken.
Add soy sauce, ginger, garlic to the veggies. Once the noodles are done add noodles and chicken to the veggies. Stir together in the pot until combined then remove from heat and serve.