Saturday, August 20, 2011

Chicken Chow Mein {Vegan}

Day 232.

In another somewhat brilliant choice on my part, I planned a long-made freezer meal for today. I knew I'd be exhausted from BlogHer. So, I dug out this Chicken Chow Mein for dinner. It was a very simple recipe and is sure to be kid-friendly.

Chicken Chow Mein
Adapted from Chicken Chow Mein.
  • 3 cups mock chicken cubes (I used Quorn)
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 carrot, sliced
  • 1 sliced bell pepper (I used orange)
  • 4 ounces sliced mushrooms 
  • 1 can water chestnuts
  • 1 can baby corn
  • 1 can bamboo shoots
  • 1-2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • soy sauce
  • Chow mein noodles or white rice
In a large pan, put sesame oil over medium heat and saute all the mock chicken and vegetables for 10 minutes. Add 2 cups of vegetable broth and soy sauce to taste. Leave on medium heat and cook another 10 minutes. Serve over chow mein noodles or white rice. 

The Results
This was sadly pretty bland. We added some red pepper flakes to ours. The kids actually adored it as-is. We used our leftovers to create some fried rice (added a little egg and a lot of various Asian spices) and liked it much better.

This post is shared with What's for Lunch Wednesday , Simply Delish and Muffin Tin Monday.


  1. Many times when I try to recreate a meat dish, I find the same thing ... bland. Animal fat has so much flavor and when it's removed, one needs big flavors to compensate. The "follow up" versions sounds like it was yummy!

    I recently wrote an article on this subject (recreating meat dishes). Would love to know what you think about it ... here's the direct link:

    Have a great weekend!

  2. Looks delish.

    Thanks for sharing with us at
    Simply Delish Saturday