Lemon Drop Chicken Chow Mein combines chicken, chow mein noodles, fresh vegetables, soy sauce, garlic, and lemon drop candies. It is sweet and savory.

Lemon Drop Chicken Chow Mein #SundaySupper

Lemon Drop Chicken Chow Mein uses up your leftover lemon hard candies.

Lemon Drop Chicken Chow Mein features chicken, snow peas, red bell pepper, and carrots in a sweet and sour sauce made with broth, soy sauce, and lemon drops.

Lemon Drop Chicken Chow Mein combines chicken, chow mein noodles, fresh vegetables, soy sauce, garlic, and lemon drop candies. It is sweet and savory.

This weeks Sunday Supper is all about using leftover candy. When I first saw this weeks Sunday Supper would feature leftover candy I thought about baking candy in cupcakes, or cookies. Or even putting candy in a cheesecake or something like that.

Lemon Drop Chicken Chow Mein combines chicken, chow mein noodles, fresh vegetables, soy sauce, garlic, and lemon drop candies. It is sweet and savory.

Candy in baked goods is very good, and I love treats like that. But, I had just made Pumpkin Layered Cheesecake and Libby’s Pumpkin Roll, and quite frankly, I didn’t want any more baked goods right now. I need to lose the couple of pounds that are the results of the aforementioned baked goods.

Lemon Drop Chicken Chow Mein combines chicken, chow mein noodles, fresh vegetables, soy sauce, garlic, and lemon drop candies. It is sweet and savory.

Next, I thought about making a glaze for chicken using something like orange or raspberry jellies. I decided against that because a dish of this nature would be better grilled, and while it has been unseasonably warm here in Kansas, I wanted something that would be easy to make this time of year.

Lemon Drop Chicken Chow Mein combines chicken, chow mein noodles, fresh vegetables, soy sauce, garlic, and lemon drop candies. It is sweet and savory.

Finally, I decided that I would make a chicken stir fry using lemon candies. Lemon and chicken go so well together, and a stir fry is pretty healthful. The vegetables in this dish are packed with vitamins.

Lemon Drop Chicken Chow Mein combines chicken, chow mein noodles, fresh vegetables, soy sauce, garlic, and lemon drop candies. It is sweet and savory.

From now on instead of making Lemon Drop Chicken Chow Mein I will just make Lemon Chicken Chow Mein. Omitting the lemon drops and adding a couple of tablespoons of fresh lemon juice along with the zest of 1 lemon will turn this into a very healthy dish, with a lot less sugar.

Lemon Drop Chicken Chow Mein #SundaySupper

Lemon Drop Chicken Chow Mein combines chicken, chow mein noodles, fresh vegetables, soy sauce, garlic, and lemon drop candies. It is sweet and savory. You might also like:

  • Prep Time: 20m
  • Cook Time: 23m
  • Total Time: 43m
  • Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 20 lemon drop candies
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil, divided
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces (about 1 pound)
  • 1 package chow mein noodles, (6 ounces)
  • 1 1/2 cups snow peas, cut in half
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into 2" strips
  • 1 cup carrots, cut into 2" strips
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup scallions, (white part)
  • scallions, (green part) for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a small saucepan over medium heat melt lemon drops in chicken broth. Stir occasionally, candies will stick to bottom of pan until completely melted, so stir carefully. When candy is melted whisk in soy sauce and corn starch, keep warm on low heat until needed, whisking occasionally.
  2. Put a medium to large saucepan of water on medium-high/high heat to boil.
  3. Heat 1 tablespoon canola oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, cook chicken until no longer pink, 4-5 minutes. Remove chicken and put into a bowl.
  4. Add 1 tablespoon canola oil to nonstick skillet; cook snow peas, carrots, and bell pepper until tender, 4-5 minutes, adding garlic and white parts of scallions when about a minute cook time remains.
  5. Cook chow mein noodles according to package directions.
  6. Return chicken (and any juices that are in bowl) to the skillet. Whisk sauce and pour over chicken and vegetables, cook until thick, 2-3 minutes. Serve over chow mein noodles. Garnish with scallion tops, if desired.

A huge thanks to Sunday Supper host this week, T.R. Crumbly of Gluten Free Crumbly and our campaign manager this week, Cricket of Cricket’s Confection’s!

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Lemon Drop Chicken Chow Mein combines chicken, chow mein noodles, fresh vegetables, soy sauce, garlic, and lemon drop candies. It is sweet and savory.

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