Healthy Chicken Lo Mein Recipe – and a Giveaway!

 

Would you like a healthy Chicken Lo Mein recipe? How about a chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card? Today I’ve got both for you…read on for the Chicken Lo Mein recipe and to see how to enter the giveaway!

Chicken Lo Mein Recipe - Yum!When I was pregnant with Z-man I craved Lo Mein like nobody’s business. I could eat Lo Mein every day and still not get enough. Not much has changed since then; even though he’s seven years old I still crave Lo Mein on a regular basis.

Recently I came across a Chicken Lo Mein recipe that looked really good and asked Teacher to make it one night for dinner. The recipe was pretty healthy to begin with, but Teacher made it even healthier by using Barilla® Whole Grain spaghetti instead of the lo mein noodles the recipe called for.

Why Barilla® Whole Grain? Well to be honest, we’ve tried 100% whole grain pasta but the kids won’t eat it, which means they’re getting less nutrition than if we served regular pasta. Barilla® Whole Grain is made with 51% whole wheat, so it tastes more like regular pasta. Plus it’s all-natural and is an excellent source of fiber, providing three times the fiber of regular pasta, which makes it a great way to get whole grains into your family’s diet. Even if your family is as pasta picky as mine!

And if that’s not enough, there’s a taste guarantee – if you don’t love it, you get a box of Barilla® blue box pasta for free. You can’t beat that!

 

Healthy Chicken Lo Mein Recipe – in Pictures

The original recipe serves 4 so we doubled the recipe to make enough for our family. Obviously, if you’re making a single recipe you’ll be working with less food than I have pictured here. 😉

Chicken Lo Mein Recipe - Pasta Cook your Barilla® Whole Grain pasta according to the directions on the box. Meanwhile, prep and cook the chicken and veggies for your Chicken Lo Mein.

 

Chicken Lo Mein Recipe - Cut ChickenCut about two pounds of chicken breast into bite-size pieces.

 

Chicken Lo Mein Recipe - Clean Snow PeasClean one pound of snow peas by pinching off both ends and stripping off the string along the top of the pod.

 

Chicken Lo Mein Recipe - Slice ScallionsSlice six to eight green onions aka scallions and separate the white parts from the green parts. While you’re wielding the knife, chop up three to four cloves of garlic, too.

 

Chicken Lo Mein Recipe - Mix Sauces Measure about 1/2 cup Oyster Sauce into a bowl and add 4 tablespoons of rice wine vinegar and 2 tablespoons soy sauce. The original recipe calls for water, but our chicken was so juicy we omitted the water.

 

Chicken Lo Mein Recipe - Cook Chicken Heat a large frying pan aka skillet or stir fry pan over high heat. Drizzle in a tablespoon of oil or so. Add the chicken and cook, stirring until it’s almost done. Teacher added 10-12 red pepper flakes to the oil so the pepper flavor would permeate the entire lo mein dish. It was the perfect amount to add taste without heat.

 

Chicken Lo Mein Recipe - Add Snow PeasAdd the snow peas, the white parts of the green onions, and the garlic. Cook, stirring until the snow peas are tender-crisp and the chicken is cooked through.

 

Chicken Lo Mein Recipe - Add SauceStir in the sauce mixture. Add 1/4 to 1/2 cup water if needed.

 

Chicken Lo Mein Recipe - Cook until ThickCook until the sauce has thickened.

 

Chicken Lo Mein Recipe - Top Pasta with VegetablesPlace drained Barilla® Whole Wheat pasta in the bottom of a large bowl and top with the chicken and vegetable mixture. Stir to combine, if desired. At our house, if we serve without stirring everything naturally mixes together, but if we stir it before serving the chicken and veggies end up at the bottom of the bowl.

 

Chicken Lo Mein Recipe - Garnish and Enjoy Garnish with green onion tops and extra red pepper flakes, if desired, and enjoy! Nomnomnomnom…

Now – Go enter that giveaway! Don’t worry, you won’t miss the Official Chicken Lo Mein recipe; it’s at the end of the post.

 

$100 Amazon Card Giveaway

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Be sure to visit the Barilla® Whole Grain round-up page on BlogHer.com where you can read other bloggers’ reviews and find more chances to win!

 

Healthy Chicken Lo Mein Recipe

For 4 good-sized servings of chicken lo mein you’ll need:

  • 8 oz Barilla® Whole Grain Spaghetti
  • 2 Tbsp canola oil
  • 1 pound chicken breast, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1/2 pound snow peas, trimmed
  • 4 scallions, thinly sliced; green and white parts separated
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • Kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup oyster sauce (in the Asian section of your grocery store – you may find some in the organic section too)
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • Crushed red pepper, optional

Directions

  1. Cook the Barilla® Whole Grain pasta according to package directions. Drain.
  2. While it’s cooking, heat a large skillet or stir fry pan over high heat. Add the chicken and cook until almost done. Add the snow peas, scallion whites, garlic, and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Cook, tossing occasionally, for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Add the oyster sauce, vinegar, soy sauce, and 1/4 cup water; cook, tossing, until thickened, 1-2 minutes. Add the drained pasta and toss to combine. Sprinkle with scallion greens and crushed red pepper if desired.

Enjoy!

For other healthy dinner ideas, visit www.TryBarillaWholeGrain.com and check out the Dinner Kit for recipes and other tools that make it easy to put healthy and extraordinary meals on your table. Good luck with the sweepstakes, and happy healthy cooking!
Amy Sue

100 Comments

  1. I love the TASTE of Barilla whole Grain.

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  3. i love that it tastes great but is still good for you. my boyfriend’s mom got me into whole grain pasta.

  4. I love that it’s tasty and healthy

  5. we likes how it’s healthy but doesn’t TASTE healthy!

  6. i like that its all natural and a great source of fiber.

  7. I love that it makes an easy meal and it’s healthy.

  8. I like the nutty flavor

  9. I wish I’d seen this post sooner! I just spent 30 minutes roaming whole foods with my husband looking for TAMARI and having NO IDEA what it was. Generally they have lots of helpful employees, but they were SUPER busy 🙂

    • Joquena,

      We’ve so been there, done that. And usually when we do have someone point it out, it was right in front of our faces the whole time. :p

      Let me know if you try the recipe!
      ~Amy Sue

  10. i love that something so healthy can taste great too

  11. I love that Barilla Whole Grain pasta has great flavor and texture. It’s an easy way to make the foods we already love a little healthier!

  12. I love that it is a wonderful source of fiber and is healthy.
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  13. I love Barilla, and love that they have awesome whole grain pasta!

  14. I love the texture of the Barilla whole grain pasta-it’s not gritty like other whole grain brands are.

  15. I love that I can eat one of my favorite foods without having to feel guilty about it!!!!
    thanks for a chance to win!
    And, have a GREAT day!
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  16. The great amount of fiber it has. I just love pasta!

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  17. I love that it has 3 time the amount of fiber of other pastas and made with whole wheat and you can’t tell the difference in taste

  18. i love that it has more fiber!

  19. I love that it does not taste “healthy” especially to the kids!!

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  20. I like that it has lots of fiber, all natural and tasty!

  21. I love the taste and texture!

  22. I like the fact that it’s healthy, plus it tastes great.

  23. I like it’s whole grain and also taste great.
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  24. I love all the awesome fiber!

  25. I love Barilla Whole Grain because I can enjoy pasta without going off my diet, and it is delicious.

  26. i love that it is more nutritious than plain white pasta

  27. I love that it’s packed with fiber and healthy. And that it’s healthier and still tastes great. A guilt free pasta 🙂

  28. We are going to follow this recipe tonight! The pics make it easy to follow. Thanks!

  29. I like that it is healthier and tastes good

  30. i love that its good for me
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  31. I love that his pasta is high in fiber and tastes great

  32. I love that it’s high in fiber and tastes great.

  33. i like that it still tastes good

  34. I love all the fiber and the taste…though since my husband whines about the taste, I use Barilla to make lunches for me!

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  35. I love the fact that it delivers three times the fiber of regular pasta and still tastes delicious!

  36. I have to admit that I prefer white pasta, but we’ve made the switch and I love that Barilla is a really great source of fiber for our family’s diet….especially for my sons who eat a lot of the wrong foods when left to their own devices.

  37. I have been eating whole wheat everything for ever – don’t remember the taste of the white stuff for good reason: it doesn’t have any………

  38. I love that it is easy find in most stores and it is tasty.

  39. great recipe! i love that wheat pasta has health benefits- and it tastes good too!

  40. I love the taste

  41. I like it’s whole grain and also taste great plus is all natural
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  42. Tastes great and is good for you!

  43. I love that Barilla Whole Grain has way more fiber than regular pasta!

  44. I love Barilla’s Whole Grain Pasta because it provides more fiber, it is nutritious and delicious. I have been buying the Barilla’s regular pasta for many years and switched to this whole grain once I tried and love it’s texture.

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  45. I tweeted about this giveaway: https://twitter.com/#!/ctong2/status/182718393634394112

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  46. I like the fact it’s whole grain and isn’t pricy.
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  47. Love the flavor and the fact it is healthier for you. sweepmorey at gmail dot com

  48. There are so many recipes that can be used with Barilla Whole Grain pasta, and that are so great.

  49. I love that it’s high in fiber!

  50. I love that Barilla Whole Grain is all natural and is a great source of fiber. Thanks for the chance to win!
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  52. I love that it’s healthy and still tastes great!

  53. We already use this pasta-love the flavor thanks

  54. I love that it’s made with 51% whole wheat and tastes great.

  55. I love that its a very well known name brand offering whole grains to the masses. I am a huge proponent of eating whole foods, especially whole grains and have noticed that lots of people have a negative opinion of “health foods.” With the Barilla name comes a guarantee that its going to taste great and hopefully that will get more people to try it and see that eating healthy tastes great!

  56. I love that it has three times the fiber of “regular” pasta

  57. I use Barilla but haven’t tried the whole grain yet. Guess it’s time to get on that train.

  58. I LOVE THE TASTE- IT IS SO GOOD!

  59. I haven’t tried it yet, but I will since they offer a taste guarantee!

  60. I like it’s healthier but still tastes good

  61. Barilla makes great pasta. The taste and texture are always very excellent.

  62. I like that it tastes good.
    Thanks for the contest.

  63. I like that it contains three times more fiber than regular pasta.

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  64. Barilla Whole Grain is my favorite pasta. You don’t sacrifice flavor for healthiness!

  65. That dish has a wonderful texture to it, with the peas and the chicken. Perfect healthy combination!

    • Thanks Olga! I think Teacher likes the challenge of making favorite restaurant foods at home – just as delicious but healthier.

      Thanks for commenting,
      ~Amy Sue

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