Chicken and Vegetable Chow Fun

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As I have said before, Chinese was one of our favorites to grab as take-out.  We used to have the best Chinese restaurant around the corner that had a dish called Chow Fun, it can also be called Chow Mein Fun.  This restaurant was the only one that used big, thick rice noodles in their Chow Fun.  We loved this place.  It wasn’t your normal Chinese restaurant.  It was classy.  Nice and elegant on the inside and good quality food. Unfortunately, it ran into competition with pop up, quick, corner take-outs and P.F Changs and just couldn’t hang on.  Insert a big frowny face here.

Sadly,  I have not been able to find a restaurant that uses the big thick noodles like my beloved restaurant did. Everywhere else I have tried, uses tiny, thin rice noodles and it just isn’t the same.

So, I made my own.  It took some practice and patience but I think I got it close enough.  I found the rice noodles in my Wegman’s store.  They aren’t as thick as the ones the restaurant used they are much better than the small tiny ones.

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I started with a basic recipe from here Natasha’s Kitchen and added and subtracted things till I got it to my liking.  Feel free to add whichever veggies your family eats best.  Don’t like pepper? Add carrots instead.  You get the idea.

It’s a quick and easy week night dinner!  You just need a few ingredients and one-pan to make this.  My kids devoured it!  Make sure you use fresh vegetables for this dish.  It will make all the difference!

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Yield: 6 Servings

Chicken and Vegetable Chow Fun

30-Minute Chicken and Vegetable Dish with Rice Noodles!

20 minPrep Time:

10 minCook Time:

30 minTotal Time:

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Ingredients

  • 14 oz rice noodles
  • 3 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 skinless boneless chicken breasts, sliced into bite-size strips
  • 2 eggs, scrambled
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups broccoli, chopped
  • 6 oz portabello mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 Tbsp peeled and shredded fresh ginger
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 2 Tbsp liquid animos
  • 2 Tbsp, organic ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch or arrowroot powder
  • few drizzles of sesame oil

Instructions

  1. Bring medium size pan of salted water to a boil. Add rice noodles and cook them on medium heat for about 2 to 4 minutes or until barely tender. Drizzle with a bit of olive oil so they do not stick together.
  2. In a large wok or skillet, heat 1/2 tablespoon of coconut oil over high heat and quick scramble 2 eggs. Remove from the skillet and set aside.
  3. In the wok or skillet, heat 2 1/2 tablespoons of coconut oil add chicken and stir-fry for about 3 minutes. Remove from the skillet and set aside.
  4. Add vegetables and saute 1 minute then add ginger to the skillet and stir-fry for another 2 minutes.
  5. In a small bowl whisk chicken stock, liquid aminos, ketchup and cornstarch.
  6. Add chicken, eggs, noodles, and stock mixture back to the skillet and stir-fry for 3 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.
  7. Drizzle with sesame oil and serve.
Cuisine: Asian | Recipe Type: Main Dishes

Notes

Containers: 1G, 1R, 2Y, 2T

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Chicken with Broccoli over Cauliflower Rice

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As I have said before, I try to avoid going out for Asian cuisine.  It’s usually full of things that make me feel like a Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade balloon after eating it.  You all know exactly what I am talking about.

You would be surprised how quick an Asian inspired meal can come together at home and how much better you will feel after eating this, over the take-out.

Prep to table in less than 30 minutes.  Can’t beat that for a weekday meal!

Start by chopping your veggies.  We eat a lot of broccoli because the kids love it.  I added some yellow pepper for color.

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Then make the sauce.  All stuff that sits in most people’s pantries.  Well, if you have ever made anything Asian it does.

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Saute the veggies in some coconut oil for a few minutes, then remove and saute the chicken in coconut oil.

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Add sauce and cook for a couple of minutes then add the veggies back in a stir!  Cook a couple more minutes and that’s dinner!

Now for the cauliflower rice, you could definitely make your own BUT I found a wonderful huge bag of organic cauliflower rice at BJ’s and well, its super easy to just take some out and steam it.  You could definitely use regular rice here too.

The sesame seeds are totally optional.  I just think they are fun!

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Yield: 4 Servings

Chicken with Broccoli over Cauliflower Rice

Fast chicken and vegetable stir-fry beats takeout any day!

10 minPrep Time:

15 minCook Time:

25 minTotal Time:

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons liquid aminos
  • 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 2 teaspoons arrowroot powder
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 lb broccoli
  • 1 yellow sweet pepper, sliced thinly
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 12 oz skinless, boneless chicken, cut into bite-size pieces and salt and pepper added to taste
  • Cauliflower rice or hot cooked rice

Instructions

  1. For sauce, in a small bowl whisk together water, liquid aminos, hoisin sauce, arrowroot powder, ginger, garlic and sesame oil, till no clumps are present. Set aside.
  2. Cut flowerets from broccoli stems and cut flowerets into small pieces.
  3. In a wok or large skillet heat 1 tablespoon of the coconut oil over medium-high heat.
  4. Cook and stir broccoli in hot oil for 1 minute.
  5. Add sweet pepper; cook and stir for 3 to 4 minutes or until crisp-tender. Remove from wok; set aside.
  6. Add remaining oil to wok or skillet.
  7. Add chicken; cook and stir for 2 to 3 minutes or until no longer pink.
  8. Push chicken from center of wok. Stir sauce; pour into center of wok. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly.
  9. Return cooked vegetables to wok. Stir together to coat. Cook and stir 1 minute more or until heated through.
  10. Serve over cauliflower or regular rice.
  11. If desired, garnish with toasted sesame seeds.
Cuisine: Asian | Recipe Type: Main Dishes

Notes

21 Day Fix (without Cauliflower Rice): 1G 1R 1O 2T

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