Slow-Cooker Chicken Chow Mein

Chow mein for four? You can have it in the crock in just 15 minutes!

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 6 hr 30 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

1
tablespoon vegetable oil
8
boneless skinless chicken thighs (about 1 1/2 lb)*, trimmed of excess fat, cut into 1-inch pieces
2
medium carrots, sliced diagonally (1 cup)
2
medium stalks celery, coarsely chopped (1 cup)
1
medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
1
can (8 oz) sliced water chestnuts, drained
1
cup chicken broth
2
tablespoons soy sauce
1/2
teaspoon finely chopped gingerroot
2
tablespoons cornstarch
3
tablespoons cold water
1
cup sliced fresh mushrooms (3 oz)
1
cup snow pea pods (4 oz)
Chow mein noodles, if desired
  • 1 In 10-inch skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Cook chicken in oil about 5 minutes, turning once, until brown.
  • 2 Spray 3 1/2- to 6-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. In slow cooker, place carrots, celery, onion, garlic and water chestnuts; top with chicken. In small bowl, mix broth, soy sauce and gingerroot; pour over chicken. Cover; cook on Low heat setting 6 to 8 hours.
  • 3 In small bowl, mix cornstarch and water until smooth; stir into chicken mixture. Stir in mushrooms and pea pods. Increase heat setting to High. Cover; cook 15 minutes longer. Serve over noodles.

Expert Tips

*Boneless skinless chicken breasts can be substituted.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
260
(
Calories from Fat
80),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
9g
9%
(Saturated Fat
2 1/2g,
2 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
60mg
60%;
Sodium
810mg
810%;
Total Carbohydrate
19g
19%
(Dietary Fiber
4g
4%
  Sugars
4g
4%
),
Protein
25g
25%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
110%;
Vitamin C
15%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 3 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 3 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.