Pinterest Made Me Do It




I’ve decided for the summer that I’m going to try at least one new thing from my Pinterest every week.  I expect there will be some wins and probably a few epic fails and I will try to properly document each for you all here on a regular basis (though it seems when I put regularly in a sentence that involves this blog I fail).  I will also give a few notes at the bottom on the results and any changes I might have (or will in the future) made.  This week I got to have these three wonderful ladies over for dinner and I used that as a chance to try out (and get three extra opinions on) my Pinterest trial of the week. So is this week’s Pinterest trial (please note: everything I try is available on my ‘Pinned That Done That’ board):

One Pot Wonder Chicken Lo Mein


  • ½ lb. boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into small chunks
  • 1 – 13.25 to 16 oz. box of linguini or fettuccini pasta, broken in half (I used whole wheat)
  • 4 medium carrots, peeled and cut in thin 3 inch long strips
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, cut in thin 3 inch long strips
  • 1 bunch green onions, white part sliced and green part cut in 3 inch long strips
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon corn starch
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 4 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil


  1. Add the chicken, then the pasta, then the remaining ingredients to a large stockpot and cover. Bring to a rolling boil over high heat. Stir and reduce the heat to medium-low.
  2. Cook covered for about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Cook until most of the liquid is gone and the chicken is cooked through.
  3. Remove the lid and let the dish rest for 5 minutes before serving.


Calories: 332 Fat(g): 4.7 Saturated Fat(g): 0.3 Protein(g): 17.6 Carbohydrate(g): 53.9 Fiber(g): 7.2

Notes from Becca:  This was a big hit – all four of us really enjoyed it and the ladies took leftovers home which is always a good sign!  It was an easy, inexpensive meal to prepare and it tasted good the second time around (which for those of us who sometimes cook for one, is always a win).  I also love that it didn’t dirty up a sink full of dishes – true to it’s name I made the whole thing in one pot!




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