Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Chicken Chow Mein - 17 Day Diet - Day 14

 I know I've shared this recipe before not too long ago.  It's perfect for the 17 Day Diet so I am sharing it again. The amount of vegetables in this dish is insane. It is incredibly filling and delicious. It's easy too, I don't measure the celery and onion anymore, I just cut a bunch and toss it in.  It makes a super big crockpot full of food.  Don't worry, it reheats from the refrigerator nicely. 

 Day 14 - 17 Day Diet Menu Plan
Chicken Chow Mein

I love having leftovers in the refrigerator. It makes meals so much easier.  Plus, putting together the chow mein in the morning and then coming home to an awesome smelling house totally rocks.

Chicken Chow Mein Recipe

1 1/2 lbs. chicken breast
1/2 cup water
3 chicken bouillon cubes
1 1/2 lb. chopped onion (about 2 large)
1 1/2 lbs. chopped celery (about 1 bag)

1/3 cup cornstarch
3/4 cup soy sauce
5 tbsp. molasses
2 cans bean sprouts, drained
2 cans water chestnuts, drained
1 can bamboo shoots, drained
2 red peppers, chopped

Put the chicken, water, bouillon cubes, onions and celery in crock pot. Cook for 7 - 8 hours on low or until chicken is ready to shred. Shred chicken and add back into crock pot.

Add red peppers, bamboo shoots, bean sprouts to slow cooker. Mix soy sauce, molasses and cornstarch in a small bowl and add to the pot. Stir to combine. Cook for about 1 hour on high until slightly thickened.
Total calories = 2242 calories
15 cups = 150 calories per cup


  1. I'm not a big celery fan, but I think some shredded cabbage would be good in this. Maybe add towards the end so it doesn't completely fall apart. Give you some good fiber too. Might have to try that.

  2. When i was a wee one, i demanded chicken chow mein when we went out to eat. I have forgotten how much i loved this! And looks SUPER easy! great for the New Year!
    cant wait to replicate!

  3. This sounds yummy. We both put on weight in Casablanca at Christmas and I just cannot move it. Think I will look back through your diet. Happy New Year to you Diane

  4. I really don't think cornstarch is allowed in the first cycle as corn or starchy foods are not.