This post was sponsored by Ling Ling, all opinions expressed in my post are my own.
If you’ve ever visited the Twin Cities and had chow mein, you know it’s different than any other chow mein around. It’s hearty, thick and comforting. But you can’t find it when you leave the Mid-West. Heck, I can’t even find it when I’m traveling in the Mid-West. However, it’s extremely easy to make and is absolutely delicious when paired with Ling Ling Chinese-Style Vegetable Fried Rice.
I was able to pick up my Ling Ling Chinese-Style Vegetable Fried Rice at my local Walmart while I was picking up the other ingredients to my dish. There are 5 new varieties of Ling Ling Fried Rice to try –
All of Ling Ling Fried Rice dishes are made with infusion style cooking. Which means each grain of rice is infused with Ling Ling signature sauces for incredible flavor in every bite. It’ll be like going out for your favorite fried rice at your local restaurant without ever leaving the house!
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Here’s what you’ll need to replicate Minnesota Style Chicken Chow Mein –
Cooked Chicken Breast (I used 2 large breast cut up into bite size pieces)
2 cans Condensed Chicken Broth
1 can Mushrooms, drained
1 can Bean Sprouts, drained
1 can Water Chestnuts, drained
4 stalks Celery (chopped into bite size pieces)
1/2 cup Soy Sauce
1/2 cup Water
6 tbsp Cornstarch
1 tbsp Olive Oil
1 box Ling Ling Chinese-Style Vegetable Fried Rice (cook both packets inside the box)
Chow Mein Noodles
First, take the olive oil and heat it in the large pan. Once the oil is hot, add the chopped celery and saute for about 5 minutes or until it’s crisp.
While the celery is sauteing, combine the water and cornstarch in a medium-size bowl. Blend until smooth. Then add in soy sauce and condensed chicken broth. Stir until combined and set aside.
Next, add in the mushrooms, bean sprouts, water chestnuts and chicken to pot. Pour the soy sauce mixture over the vegetables. You should have enough liquid to cover the vegetables and meat, if not, mix a little more of the liquid combination and add to pot.
Turn the heat up and bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce heat to medium and stir occasionally until sauce thickens.
Once the sauce has thickened, reduce heat to low, cover pot and let simmer for 10-15 minutes.
While the sauce is simmering, open your box of Ling Ling Chinese-Style Vegetable Fried Rice and cook per instructions. I cooked mine in the microwave.
When the sauce is finished, serve over the fried rice, add the chow mein noodles and enjoy!
It really is an extremely easy dish to make. If you have kids that do not like all those vegetables, feel free to leave them out. Just adjust down your liquid or add more chicken and celery. You can also use ground chicken or hamburger for this dish too!