One of the fastest, easiest and inexpensive Chow Mein dinners for two ever.
It is made using chicken or beef pieces. As I have mentioned before when I buy large cuts of meat I save the smaller trimmed pieces for other dishes like soups, and stir fry. The dish shown is with beef pieces.
It is economical About $1 per serving, as far as time, total time 15 minutes. Ingredients, simple and best of all a one pan dish cleanup.
1 tblsp oil
approximately 7 oz of thin sliced chicken or beef
2 garlic cloves minced
2 ramen noodle cakes I use the top ramen packages (discard seasoning packets. I save for something later.)
7 oz of shredded cabbage
3 green onions cut into 2 inch lengths
1 cup of water.
Note* You can add bean sprouts, water chestnuts slices,small corn if you want. You also may need a bit more liquid but wait and see if after adding the noodles it is a little dry. I added some beef stock.
Chow Mein Sauce:
1.5 tblsp light soy sauce
1.5 tblsp oyster sauce
1 tblsp Chinese cooking wine
1 tsp sesame oil
1 tsp sugar
- Mix sauce in a bowl
- 2. Heat oil in large skillet over high heat.
- Add garlic. After 10 seconds add the meat.
- Cook for 1 minute then add cabbage and the white part of green onions
- Cook for about 1 1/2 minutes, until the cabbage wilts then push everything to the side and put in the two ramen cakes.
- Add water, after 45 seconds turn over the ramen noodles. After about 30 seconds break up the noodles and add your vegetables. Toss for about 2 minutes until all the noodles are covered with the sauce. If the noodles are not quite done you may want to add a bit mor water of chicken or beef stock.
Ready to eat immediately.