Watch Cooking Channel

Cooking the Channel: Chicken Chow Mein

Chicken Chow Mein from <em>Chinese Food Made Easy</em>

Chicken Chow Mein from Chinese Food Made Easy

Join our cooking club! We’re excited by the eclectic Cooking Channel show lineup and the great-looking recipes flooding our site, so we’re working our way through the shows, one recipe at a time… Please cook and blog along—leave links to your blog posts and upload pictures to our Facebook page. Questions, problems, comments—we want to hear it all. And we want help picking the recipes—check out the programming guide to see what’s airing next week and let us know if a recipe or show catches your eye.

First up – Chicken Chow Mein

The Cooking Channel show I’ve been looking forward to most is Ching-He Huang‘s Chinese Food Made Easy. I’ll admit, I’ve always been a fan of classic, Westernized Chinese takeout dishes, like Almond Chicken and Sweet and Sour Pork, but fresh, homemade Chinese food always tastes amazing to me. In this episode, Ching makes takeout at home—the best of both worlds. If you missed this episode of Chinese Food Made Easy last weekend, tune in this week or just grab the recipe and jump in.

Chow Mein means “stir fried noodles”—a broad term that refers to different dishes, depending on where you are. Ching’s version is full of veggies and makes a great one-dish dinner.

Chinese 5-Spice, Dark Soy Sauce, Light Soy Sauce, Chili Sauce, Sesame Oil

Chinese 5-Spice, Dark Soy Sauce, Light Soy Sauce, Chili Sauce, Sesame Oil

Ingredients: Of course I didn’t plan ahead enough to get Ching’s full Chinese Pantry together before the show aired, but I found everything I needed for this dish at Whole Foods, except the dark soy sauce. For that I had to swing by a Chinese market (check for an Asian market in your area here), but I think  it would have been fine without.

Chinese Noodles for Low Mein

Chinese Noodles for Chow Mein

While I was at the Chinese market, I took a stroll down the noodle section. Okay, I went a little crazy with the noodle shopping—I wasn’t sure which ones would work best, although Ching does say almost any type, preferably thin, is fine. In the end I bought 4 different kinds of noodles, but decided to use these thin, long, Chinese wheat noodles for this dish. They were so long that I had to wrangle them with kitchen scissors once cooked!

Directions: In the show, Ching mixes the chicken with the spices first, and let’s the flavors sink in while she cooks the noodles—I went ahead and did that. Also, she may talk and chop and cook gracefully, but stir-frying is so fast-paced I recommend having everything prepped and ready to toss into the pan before you even start heating the oil. I had noodles and bean sprouts and chicken flying everywhere once I started cooking, the stir-fry overflowing my cast iron skillet (no, I haven’t found my perfect wok yet—but soon!).

It turned out great, and I’m looking forward to cooking more easy Chinese food! I’m going to start by using up the rest of my noodles.

What’s your favorite Chinese dish to cook at home?  Any tips or secrets to share?

Tags:

Comments (1874)

  1. Berwick unit posted 1 week ago

    Tumblr article…

    I saw a writer talking about this on Tumblr and it linked to…

  2. pdr training posted 1 week ago

    pdr training…

  3. 5000 Visitors for $1 posted 1 week ago

    Just check this ……

    Just take a second to pay a visit to the web pages we’ve linked to ……

  4. real estate agent 90210 posted 6 days, 21 hours ago

    Title…

    [...]Sites of interest we’ve a link to[...]…

  5. Лучшие фильмы!…

    Смотрите популярные фильмы…

  6. paintless dent repair training posted 6 days, 15 hours ago

    paintless dent repair training…

  7. barber posted 6 days, 3 hours ago

    Title…

    [...]Wonderful story, reckoned we could combine a few unrelated data, nevertheless really worth taking a look, whoa did a single master about Mid East has got a lot more problerms as well [...]…

  8. gau bong posted 5 days, 13 hours ago

    gau bong…

    [...]always a large fan of linking to bloggers that I appreciate but really don’t get a lot of link love from[...]…

  9. Nagelstudio Den Bosch posted 5 days, 12 hours ago

    Digg…

    While checking out DIGG yesterday I noticed this…

  10. epoxy cleaners posted 4 days, 18 hours ago

    epoxy cleaners…

    [...]here are some hyperlinks to web pages that we link to simply because we assume they may be really worth visiting[...]…

  11. Nagels Laten Zetten Sint Michielsgestel posted 4 days, 16 hours ago

    Looking around…

    I like to look around the internet, regularly I will just go to Stumble Upon and follow thru…

  12. How to perform an OBE posted 3 days, 16 hours ago

    Title…

    [...]we prefer to honor a lot of other internet web sites around the internet, even when they aren’t linked to us, by linking to them. Below are some webpages really worth checking out[...]…

  13. indian virgin hair posted 3 days, 15 hours ago

    Dreary Day…

    It was a dreary day here yesterday, so I just took to piddeling around on the internet and realized…

  14. survival kits posted 3 days, 15 hours ago

    Title…

    [...]the time to study or pay a visit to the content material or web sites we have linked to beneath the[...]…

  15. Earn Money Online posted 3 days, 14 hours ago

    Yahoo results…

    While browsing Yahoo I discovered this page in the results and I didn’t think it fit…

  16. Betterware Distributor posted 2 days, 9 hours ago

    Its hard to find good help…

    I am regularly saying that its difficult to find good help, but here is…

  17. tinnitus miracle hoax posted 2 days, 1 hour ago

    tinnitus miracle hoax…

    [...]the time to read or go to the material or sites we’ve linked to beneath the[...]…

  18. Hanford Arthritis posted 1 day, 21 hours ago

    Informative and precise…

    Its hard to find informative and precise information but here I noted…

  19. Лучшие фильмы!…

    Смотрите фильмы…

  20. fat loss factor ebook posted 1 day ago

    fat loss factor ebook…

    [...]Here is a great Weblog You might Uncover Interesting that we Encourage You[...]…

  21. Title…

    [...]although web-sites we backlink to beneath are considerably not related to ours, we really feel they are actually worth a go as a result of, so have a look[...]…

  22. fdfasjkdjhfashufgasdkfh posted 1 day ago

    Title…

    [...]please go to the web-sites we follow, which includes this one, because it represents our picks through the web[...]…

  23. GoPro posted 1 day ago

    Title…

    [...]below you will uncover the link to some sites that we believe you must visit[...]…

  24. Новинки кино!…

    Смотрите фильмы…

Post a New Comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.

c