There are numerous recipes on the internet that feature Chinese take-out meals you can make at home, but so many of them fall short of the real thing. Nothing is worse than a skinny recipe that, well, tastes skinny. We guarantee our Slow Cooker Lo Mein will satisfy your take-out cravings. And all you have to do is pop everything into a slow cooker!
Our recipe is also loaded with vegetables, and you can substitute any number of different types. You probably have all these ingredients on hand already! So skip the menu drawer next time and open your slow cooker instead. Saving money and calories? That’s what we call a win-win.
Take-Out Quality Without the Take-Out Guilt
Look, there’s nothing wrong with indulging in a classic take-out night every now and then. Sometimes, we all just need a night in with a movie, chopsticks, and a glass of wine. And those times, nothing but the real thing will do.
For all those other times, though, this healthy Slow Cooker Lo Mein recipe will come in handy. Whether you’re craving take-out or just quality Asian fare, this homemade recipe is an easy, healthy, cost-effective way to enjoy it at home.
This slow-cooker recipe takes an easy at-home meal and makes it even easier. No need to save take-out night for Friday. This is an easy recipe perfect for any weeknight, from the busiest to the most mundane.
Clean Ingredients Mean Better Flavor
Don’t get me wrong, I love take-out Chinese food. But have you ever noticed how sometimes no matter what you order, it sort of all tastes the same?
If you’re looking for real flavor that stands out, you probably won’t find it in most take-out containers. This Slow Cooker Lo Mein recipe uses clean ingredients and spices to really give this dish some authentic Asian flair that you just won’t get from take-out.
Soy sauce, chili garlic sauce, sesame oil, and ground ginger fill this recipe with all the Asian-inspired flavors and aromas you crave. Meanwhile, this recipe is chock full of tasty veggies like peas, shredded carrots, onions, mushrooms and broccoli. Left to cook all day in the slow cooker, the veggies fully absorb all the rich flavors for a delicious Lo Mein dish.
Next time you’re craving Chinese take-out, take a deep breath, put the menu back in the drawer, and break out the slow cooker. Both your wallet and your waistline will thank you, trust us.
Yields: 6 cups | Serving Size: 1 cup |
- 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 1/2 cup chicken broth
- 1/2 cup lite soy sauce
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon chili garlic sauce (Sriracha)
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/2 white onion, sliced
- 3 cups broccoli florets
- 1 carrot, shredded
- 1 cup white mushrooms, sliced
- 1 cup cabbage leaves
- 2 green onions, sliced
- 1 cup snow peas
- 1 (1 pound) box whole wheat spaghetti
- Place chicken breasts and onion into slow cooker. Mix together the chicken broth, soy sauce, garlic, chili garlic sauce, sesame oil and ginger, then pour over the chicken and onions. Cook on low for 4 to 6 hours, or high for 2 to 3 hours. Add all the remaining ingredients except the spaghetti and cook for another 30 minutes on high or until the veggies are soft.
- Meanwhile cook spaghetti according the box instructions. When the vegetables and spaghetti are ready, combine in the slow cooker and serve.
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