To make a great-tasting gluten free chow mein recipe you need the same ingredients as its gluten counterpart. It’s all in the quality of noodles you use. I use brown rice spaghetti; however, using spaghetti containing corn is more authentic. Heartland’s gluten free spaghetti is excellent. Quality brands of brown rice spaghetti include Tinkyada and Jovial. Add this recipe to your easy gluten free recipes as it cooks up fast. Enjoy!
Gluten Free Chow Mein Recipe with Chicken
Gluten free chow mein with chicken, in its basic form, containing easy to obtain ingredients. Use your favorite vegetables.
- 1/2 lb. gluten-free brown rice spaghetti (or a GF brand containing corn)
- 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
- 1 Tablespoons cooking oil
- 1 1/2 lbs. boneless skinless chicken breasts, cubed
- 1 Tablespoon dark sesame oil*
- 4 medium carrots, thinly sliced
- 6 green onions, whites only, thinly sliced (reserve greens for garnish) (or 3/4 cup chopped yellow onion)
- 1 1/2 cups sliced celery
- 1/2 cup frozen spinach, thawed (or bok choy, cooked and drained)
- 1 clove garlic, minced or grated
- 1 cup low-sodium gluten-free chicken broth
- 1/3 cup gluten-free low-sodium soy sauce (or San-J Tamari Sauce)
- 1 Tablespoon granulated sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- 2 Tablespoons + 2 teaspoons cornstarch (or potato starch)
- 2 Tablespoons + 2 teaspoons water
- Boil spaghetti according to manufacturer's instructions. Drain, toss with 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil and set aside.
- Preheat a wok or heavy skillet over medium-high heat with neutral flavored cooking oil. Add chicken and cook until brown, about 5 minutes. Remove chicken and set aside.
- Add sesame oil and heat until hot.
- Add carrots and saute for 4 minutes.
- Add onion and celery and saute for until onion is tender, about 5 minutes.
- Add spinach and garlic and saute long enough to heat, about 1 minute.
- Add chicken broth, soy sauce, sugar, ginger, pepper flakes, and bring to a boil.
- Mix cornstarch with equal amounts of cold water and pour into the sauce, whisking as you pour.
- Return chicken to pan, stir and heat long enough to warm the chicken.
- Toss with gluten free pasta and allow noodles to absorb the sauce for about 5 minutes.
- Serve alone, or topped with my Crunchy Homemade Chow Mein Noodles. (The link goes to Answers.com's gluten free category).
*If you have hot chili oil, use 1/2 teaspoon of it to replace the sesame oil and omit the red pepper flakes. Chili oil is what I use, but not everyone can find it.
You can add any vegetables you desire: snow peas, yellow onion, green or red bell pepper, or even water chestnuts.
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