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Five-spice Chicken With Shiitake Mushrooms & Lo Mein Noodles

Submitted by: Kristina_Vanni

Five-Spice Chicken with Shiitake Mushrooms and Lo Mein Noodles
2011-10-05 Other
4.5 2

Chinese Five-Spice powder makes this dish shine. It is an aromatic blend of ground cinnamon, cloves, Szechuan pepper, star anise and fennel.


1 box Chinese Lo Mein Noodles
1 lb Thinly Sliced Chicken Cutlets
2 tsp Chinese Five-spice Powder
¾ lb Shiitake Mushrooms
¼ cup Vegetable Oil
2 Tbsp Soy Sauce
1 Tbsp Sesame Oil
1 Tbsp Sesame Seeds


Prepare Lo Mein noodles according to package directions. While the noodles are cooking, prepare the chicken.

Sprinkle both sides of the chicken cutlets with the five-spice powder, rubbing it in well. Trim and slice the mushrooms.

Heat 3 tablespoons of the oil in a large frying pan. Add the chicken and cook over medium-high heat until browned and cooked through, about 1 1/2 minutes per side. Remove to a plate, leaving the drippings in the pan.

Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon of oil in the pan. Add the mushrooms and cook over medium-high heat, stirring, until lightly browned and quite tender, about 3 minutes.

Add 2/3 cup water and the soy sauce to the pan. Boil, uncovered, until the sauce is slightly reduced, 1 to 2 minutes. Return the chicken to the pan and heat through.

Toss noodles with sesame oil. Serve chicken over noodles and garnish with sesame seeds. Serves 4.