Wednesday, June 26, 2019


2nd Man likes to cook and enjoys making it up as he goes.  I do better following a recipe usually with a few tweaks.  Here is a new one I tried and 2nd Man said "wow this is good!" when he finished it.  And went back for seconds.  Possibly thirds, ha.

One pot chicken lo mein ingredients
It's a one pot, chicken lo mein.  The recipe is at the end of this post but these are the ingredients.  The original recipe calls for shredded RED (or purple)  cabbage and shredded carrots.  Since I was going for after work quick and easy, I bought a bag of coleslaw made up of only shredded cabbage and carrots to save time.  The cabbage was regular green cabbage.  No taste difference but "appearance" would be more colorful with red.

In a large dutch oven, you sauté the chicken in the vegetable oil with salt and pepper to taste.  Leave it on one side over medium high heat for about 7 minutes until browned on one side.  Stir and cook for 2 or 3 more minutes or until no longer pink (they will cook further later).  

Remove them from pan and set aside.

Add remaining 2 TBSP oil to pan and put in the sliced mushrooms and white portions of the the green onions.  Cook for about 5 minutes, again over medium high heat, stirring frequently, until softened. 

Add shredded carrots, cabbage, broth, oyster sauce, soy sauce, ginger and brown sugar to pan.

Heat to boiling...

Add the chicken and spaghetti noodles and return it all to simmering...

Reduce heat and simmer for 18 to 20 minutes...

Cooking chicken lo mein
Stir frequently until sauce has thickened and spaghetti has cooked through.

One pot chicken lo mein
Dish it up, top with the green portion of the onions and serve.  It's really good, tastes very much like something from a restaurant.


  • 1/4 Cup vegetable oil divided in half
  • 1 1/2 pounds of boneless skinless chicken thighs, cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 8 oz mushrooms, sliced
  • 6 green onions, sliced, separated into green/white
  • 32 oz low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1 cup shredded purple/red cabbage
  • 8 oz (half a package) of uncooked spaghetti
  • 1 TBSP brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup oyster sauce
  • 2 TBSP soy sauce
  • 1 TBSP grated ginger (or 1 tsp ground)
  • salt and pepper to taste

See step by step instructions in photos above.



  1. That looks Delicious! A one pot meal; better yet cause have less dishes to clean up.
    Thanks for sharing your recipe
    Enjoy your day and have a wonderful evening

  2. That's awesome! I love how that looks!! I'm a recipe-follower too. I get nervous when Alex 'wings' recipes lol...

  3. I had to pin this one. Sounds delicious.

  4. This sounds really good and would be pretty easy for me to ketofy!

  5. Wow, this looks good and easy . Thanks for sharing. Will have to try.

  6. This looks really delicious! Going to make this soon.

  7. 'Cooking with Love Provides Food for the Soul'.

  8. Looks great! I love one pot meals. I think I'd have to add some peapods right at the end for crunch. mmmmmmm


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