Chicken Chow Mein Recipe
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Chinese
Serves: 4 People
For marinating chicken
  • Chicken breasts, boneless, diced- 2 breasts
  • Soy sauce, low-sodium- 1 tbsp
  • Chili paste or Sambal Oelek- ¼ tsp (or use ground pepper)
For making Sauce
  • Chicken stock- 1 cup
  • Soy sauce, low-sodium- 1 tbsp
  • Rice Vinegar- 1 tbsp
  • Chili sauce or sambal Oelek- 1 tsp
For making stir fry
  • Chow Mein Noodles- 250 gm
  • Oil- 4 tbsp to stir fry chicken
  • Ginger, minced- 1 tsp
  • Garlic, minced- 1 tsp
  • Onion, sliced thin- 1
  • Mixed veggies- Use a mix of thinly sliced red pepper/green pepper/beans/carrots/peas/corn/cabbage etc
  • Green onions, chopped- 2 stalks
  • Cilantro, chopped- ¼ cup
  • Sesame oil- 1 tsp
  1. In a bowl, combine chicken with soy sauce and ground pepper, marinate for 15 minutes.
  2. In another bowl, combine chicken stock (or use 1 bouillon chicken cube dissolved in 1 cup water), soy sauce, rice vinegar and chili sauce or sambal oelek. Keep aside.
  3. Boil water in a saucepan, add the chow mein noodles and cook for a few minutes till they turn soft. Do not over cook the noodles till they turn mushy. Drain the water and keep the noodles aside.
  4. Heat a wok or wide non-stick pan over medium heat, add 4 tbsp oil.
  5. Add marinated chicken and stir fry till chicken has cooked and turns golden in color.
  6. Transfer the chicken to a plate lined with kitchen paper towel.
  7. In the same wok, there will be oil left in the pan, add minced ginger and garlic, saute for a minute till they turn golden in color.
  8. Add sliced onion, stir fry over medium high heat till tender.
  9. Add the thinly sliced mixed veggies, stir fry for a few minutes, do not over cook the veggies let them stay crisp.
  10. Add the cooked chicken to the wok.
  11. Add the prepared sauce, combine well and cook for 2 minutes.
  12. Add the cooked chow mein to the wok, combine well and stir fry over medium high heat for 3 minutes till the sauce thickens.
  13. Add spring onions and cilantro, stir fry for a minute.
  14. Finally, drizzle sesame oil, combine everything well and remove the wok from the heat.
  15. Serve the chicken chow mein noodles in bowls or plates and enjoy when it's warm.
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