Chicken Chow Mein in the Slow Cooker

Want a healthy, delicious, low calorie meal that will fill you up?  Well, here it is.
This is one of our favorite meals.  I’ve modified it throughout the years. We seem to keep adding more and more veggies to it and it still turns out perfect. 
This makes a lot of food. It’s nice as it keeps in the frig and reheats nicely for lunches.  Plus, you can eat a lot for a small bit of calories and come away from the table completely satisfied. Now that’s my kind of meal.
Chicken Chow Mein Recipe
1 1/2 pounds chicken breast
1/2 cup water
3 chicken bouillon cubes
1 1/2 pounds chopped onion (about 2 large)
1 1/2 pounds chopped celery (about 1 bag)
1/3 cup cornstarch
3/4 cup soy sauce
5 tablespoons molasses
2 cans bean sprouts, drained
2 cans water chestnuts, drained
1 can bamboo shoots, drained
2 red peppers, chopped
Put the chicken, water, bouillion cubes, onions and celery in crockpot.  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
2 tablespoons chow mein noodles = 30 calories
2 cups chow mein & 4 tablespoons noodles = 360 calorie dinner
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  • I’ve been wanting to make chow mein for a couple of months – haven’t had it in many years – and yours looks outstanding.

  • Iuse my slow cooker all the time ; would never have thought of making this; looking good.

  • I rarely use my crock pot but am always trying to find good recipes because I’d really love to use it more often on busy week nights, thanks for the yummy recipe!

  • oh this looks incredible!

  • Chicken chow mein was one of my first “international” dining experiences as a child of the 70’s. And your post reminds me it has been far too long since I have had any!

    (Remember making it out of the ChunKing cans back then?)