Chicken Chow Mein – Recipe

Chicken Chow Mein – Recipe

Chicken Chow Mein:

Chicken chow mein is a wonderful flavoursome dinner.

And is so tasty and yummy.

The beauty is it takes no time at all to cook.

If you are a person going out for the day, just prepare your vegetables in the morning. Marinate your chicken the night before. Then when you come in from your busy day, it is a case of cooking the chicken chow mein in your wok or large pan.

This chicken chow mein is a simple, quick and healthy recipe. Once you try this recipe for chicken chow mein you will love it.

For other great dinner ideas try the blogs for main courses.

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2 people


Great For:
lunch OR dinner


Cooking Time:
30 – 40 mins


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  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 tbsp dark soya sauce
  • 4 tbsp light soya sauce
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil or fish oil
  • 2 chicken breast
  • 1 onion
  • 3 spring onions
  • 1 Pak Choi
  • ¼ leek
  • sugar snap peas
  • mangetout
  • carrot
  • cauliflower
  • spinach
  • broccoli
  • ½ red pepper
  • cabbage (red is best because of the vibrant colour)
  • bean sprouts

Chicken Chow Mein – Method & Instructions

Hit the garlic with the flat of the knife to free up the skin which makes it easier for peeling

Dice garlic or crush in a garlic crusher

Place garlic in a bowl

Add both types of soya sauce to the bowl

Sesame oil needs to then be added to the bowl

Cut up chicken into cubes

Add the chicken cubes into the bowl

Mix well ensuring a good coverage of the chicken with the sauce mixture

Marinade in the fridge for at least an hour – overnight is fine too

Chicken Chow Mein Vegetables

Peel and chop an onion into half moons

Cut and discard the root end of the spring onion

Give the spring onions a bias cut (cut diagonal)

Roughly cut pak choi

The leek needs to be given a bias cut – cutting some of the green end and some of the white end

Sugar snap peas then need to be cut on the bias

For the mangetout, cut off the ends and cut in half with a bias cut

Peel the carrot and cut in half the full length of the carrot

Then cut the full length of the carrot in half again

And give the carrot length a very thin bias cut – watch the video for cutting technique

Cauliflower need to be cut into small pieces

Roughly chop the spinach

Broccoli needs to be cut into small pieces

Cut pepper in half and take out the seeds and any excessive white parts

Dice the half pepper into small pieces

Cabbage – cut into small pieces

Cooking your Chicken Chow Mein

Place some olive oil in a hot wok

Use 2 wooden spoons to toss the chicken when frying in the wok (or deep frying pan or pot) but a wok is better

Fry the chicken in a little bit of the soya sauce mixture on a medium heat – but do leave some mixture to one side to use later for the vegetables

After  10 – 15  minutes the chicken should be cooked

Place the chicken into a bowl and leave to one side for to use later

To the wok now add onion, carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, sugar snap peas and red cabbage

Add any remaining soya sauce juice mixture to the vegetables in the wok

Toss the vegetable occasionally to make sure the vegetables cook evenly

Cook for 5 minutes then add red peppers, mangetout and leeks

Cooking for a further 5 minutes

Bring a pot of hot water to the boil

And add egg noodles and cook for 3 – 4 minutes or to packets instruction

While the spaghetti is cooking add your pak choi, spring onions and spinach

Cook for a further 2 minutes and add bean sprouts

Add your chicken back into the wok along with the vegetables and give it a good toss around

Drain the noodles and add them to the wok with the chicken and vegetables

Toss everything around so the noodles get mixed well with everything

Dish it up on a plate using 2 big serving spoons – it is the easiest way to dish the chicken chow mein up

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