American Chicken Chow Mein


American Chicken Chow Mein

American Chicken Chow Mein
13 Min

This Asian-inspired classic was all the rage in the '60s - and will be popular at your house again when you find out how quickly it all cooks up in the microwave, and everybody tells you how good it is! Here's to a classic: American Chicken Chow Mein!

What You'll Need

  • 2 tablespoons butter, cut up
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 3 ribs celery, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 pound sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 (12-ounce) jar chicken gravy
  • 1 (10-ounce) chunk chicken, drained and flaked
  • 1 (14-1/2-ounce) can bean sprouts, drained
  • 1 jar (2 ounces) chopped pimientos, drained
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce

What to Do

  1. In a large microwave-safe bowl, combine the butter, onion and celery. Microwave at 90% power for 3 minutes, stirring halfway through the cooking.
  2. Stir in the mushrooms then microwave at 90% power for 5 minutes.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients; mix well. Cover, and microwave at 90% power for 4 to 5 minutes, or until heated through.


Top this with Chinese noodles and, for fun, try using chopsticks. They're not that hard to use, and, while you're practicing, there'll be lots of laughs around the table!

Nutritional InformationShow More

Servings Per Recipe: 4

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Calories 1,449
  • Calories from Fat 599
  • Total Fat 67g 102 %
  • Saturated Fat 20g 102 %
  • Trans Fat 0.2g 0 %
  • Protein 184g 367 %
  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Cholesterol 376mg 125 %
  • Sodium 4,262mg 178 %
  • Total Carbohydrates 18g 6 %
  • Dietary Fiber 2.5g 10 %
  • Sugars 4.2g 0 %

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I have made this several times, but I cook two skinless boneless chicken breasts instead of the canned chicken. And I use two jars of chicken gravy. Turns out great. I don't care for the canned.

I haven't made chow mein in ages and this recipe looks scrumpous. Love those crunchy noodles aad the bean sprout. Will be something different for my table very soon.


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