Chicken chow mein

Chicken chow mein

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 10 mins Plus marinating

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

This speedy, kid-friendly supper is a great way of cramming a good variety of vegetables into one meal

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition

kcalories
545
protein
33g
carbs
80g
fat
12g
saturates
1g
fibre
7g
sugar
12g
salt
1.98g

Ingredients

  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • good chunk fresh root ginger, grated
  • 1 red chilli, deseeded and chopped
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp tomato purée
  • 2 chicken breasts, cut into chunky strips
  • 3 blocks dried egg noodles
  • ½ a head broccoli, broken into florets
  • 3 carrots, cut into thin sticks
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 300g pack beansprouts
  • 3 spring onions, halved and sliced into long strips
  • 1 tbsp oyster sauce

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Method

  1. Mix together the garlic, ginger, chilli, soy sauce and tomato purée, then add the chicken and leave it to marinate while you prep the rest of the ingredients.
  2. Boil a large pan of water, add the noodles, broccoli and carrots, then cook for 4 mins before draining.
  3. Heat the vegetable oil in a wok, tip in the chicken and its marinade, then stir-fry for 4-5 mins until cooked. Toss in the noodles, vegetables, beansprouts and spring onion to warm through, then mix the oyster sauce with 2 tbsp water and stir this in just before serving.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, November 2009

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myraconn's picture

Like others I felt this recipe was bland. I won't be using it again!

dkt1215's picture
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Unfortunately this was bland, and I followed the recipe 2x!... I won't bother to make again

kaycorbett's picture
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Healthy and easy to make but very bland. I would suggest juice of a lime in marinate might help give it more flavour. Or keeping the seeds in with chilli

lynnicoggin's picture
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Didnt quite have all the ingredients I U sed beef instead of chicken and increased the amount of soy sauce and chilli. Great quick marinade and a great asty dish

skybluetoyou's picture

I made this, I omitted the chicken and lay crisp Chinese pork on top (recipe can be found on here) with dipping sauce.
It was very popular and I will be making it again.
I advise you all to try it drizzle the dipping sauce over the pork before serving.

amb204's picture

no tom puree at home.. can I use tom sauce?!

chilliemuncher's picture

I do my own which is close to this recipe. I also add mushrooms sesame oil. Plus I marinade with chinese 5 spice. I don't use tom puree...

joanna1972's picture
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Forgot to rate!

joanna1972's picture
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After reading comments I added extra chilli, ginger and soy sauce, I also had the time to marinade the chicken for longer. And we loved this, fresh with a kick and very easy!

sarathn's picture
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easy n quick.. am not a cook still find it eay to make n tasted gud as well... every one liked it

mccamley's picture
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Loved it, so did my husband, will defo make this again mmm

nostalgic_lies's picture
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It was alright. Like the others have said, it's a bit bland, but you can add more soy sauce or whatever for more flavour. Would probably have it again.

manfas's picture
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Delicious but would make more sauce, use more chicken and less bean sprouts next time. Prepared the veg and marinaded the chicken earlier in the day when I had more time; easy to throw together when ready to eat.

lulujersey's picture
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Really yummy, simple stir fry. Added more ginger, chicken and chilli though after reading the comments. Halved the portions for two but it was still very generous !

jennji's picture
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Very bland, no flavour. Might make again with a lot more changes. Couldn't the ginger as all.

debbie2266's picture
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My 13 year old son made this for dinner tonight -delicious

MaxxyysMum's picture
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This was quick easy to put together, and ok for a midweek meal, but we thought the end esult was a bit bland.

linw333's picture
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I found it disappointing - far too many noodles and not enough chicken. The marinade was delicious though and I plan to use it as the base for a simple stir-fry.

Frantic Flapjack's picture
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As usual with Barney's recipes, this worked well and tasted great. Good healthy ingredients.

thommich's picture
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Just okay. I cooked it exactly as the recipe, but it was just a bland and disappointing.

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