Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Crock Pot Chicken Chow Mein ala Mamma Maria - Guest Post from Mamma Maria's La Cucina

One of my absolute downfalls is Chineese food!  I love a good Chineese take-out!  Chicken Chow Mein is one of my favorite dishes.  I made a healthy version of this a while back, but this looks sinful and delicious!  Personally, I can't wait to try it!  You can find Mamma Maria's recipes on her Facebook page, so go give her a "like!"

A little bit about Mamma Maria......At the age of 10, Maria began cooking with her father and quickly developed a love for it!  She enjoys mix-matching different spices and ingredients in different combinations to make unique tastes. Maria is a work at home mommy who LOVES to cook!  Lucky for us, Mamma Maria has agreed to share several of her slow cooker recipes with us over the next few months!  I'm excited to share the first one with you!

Ingredients :
1 1/2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts , cut thin 
1 bunch of celery, chopped and leaves reserved for use in dish
4 onions, peeled and sliced thin 
1 8ounce container mushrooms, sliced & chopped 
3 green onions , chopped 
3 garlic cloves, chopped fine 
1 can cream of chicken soup 
1 can chicken gravy 
1 can bean sprouts , drained 
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper 
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon parsley flakes 
1/2 cup water 
1 Tablespoon soy sauce 
additional & optional ingredients 
steamed rice 
chow mein noodles 
green onion - optional topping
sesame seeds - optional 
1 carrot, using a peeler add carrot curls to the vegetable portion of the recipe


Slice your chicken thin, add 1 teaspoon soy sauce, s&p to taste, pinch of garlic & onion powders and set aside allowing the chicken to marinate so to speak. 

Proceed to wash cut, chop all vegetables. Once finished turn the crock pot on high for 6 hours or low for 8 hours. Add the chicken , the scallions , mushrooms and the garlic, onions & celery. DONT forget the celery leaves !! They give such a wonderful added flavor ! 

Stir the mixture, then add the spices and the gravy & cream of chicken soup, the 1 Tablespoon soy sauce and 1/2 cup water, mix well. 

Cover & cook 6 hours on high. In the last 5 minutes add the drained bean sprouts and stir together ! 

Serves about 6 adults , maybe more.

Mamma Maria has step-by-step pictures on her Facebook Page, so be sure to check out the original post!
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