Chow Mein Salad

Being an Asian (specifically a Pinay), our country, the Philippines, has a rich and succulent variety of recipes. Most recipes are influenced by Spanish, American and Oriental cuisines. In addition to this, “westerners” often associate NOODLES with us Asians, so here I am, sharing a healthier version of the famous Chow Mein.

chowmein

Before we proceed, the American-Chinese or even the authentic Chinese Chow Mein is made with Egg Noodles. The usual egg noodle used is labeled “pan-fried noodles” or simply “Hong Kong” that is par-cooked in boiling water. With this process, it makes them easily ready to stir-fry. However, in this recipe, instead of using egg noodles, we are going to use vegetables.

Ingredients:

  • ½ pound of chicken, cut into 1-in. strips
  • ½ tablespoons of ghee
  • 1 tablespoons of coconut aminos
  • 1 tablespoons of rice vinegar
  • ½ green cabbage, cored and thinly sliced
  • 1 large carrot, shredded
  • 1 small broccoli, stemmed and cut into bite-size pieces
  • 2 zucchinis, spiraled

For the sauce:

  • 3 tablespoons of coconut aminos
  • 2 tablespoons of rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon of sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon of fish sauce
  • 2-inch ginger, fresh, minced
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon of honey
  • ¼ teaspoon of paleo sriracha

Procedure:

  1. In a large wok over medium-high heat, melt the ghee. Add in the chicken, 1 tablespoon of coconut aminos, and 1 tablespoon of rice vinegar. Stir all together and cook for 5-7 minutes.
  2. In another separate bowl, whisk together all the sauce ingredients. Add in the cabbage, carrot, and broccoli into the sauce and toss until well-covered.
  3. Mix all these into the large wok and stir. Cook for another 10-15 minutes or until the cabbage is wilted by occasional stirring, covered.
  4. Add in the zucchini noodles and allow cooking for another 7-10 minutes.
  5. Serve and enjoy!

Try this recipe and let me know how it taste. Drop a comment below and share your own recipe with us, Lovelies. Thank you so much for another Pinay Time! 🙂 ❤

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