Chicken chow mein

Chicken chow mein

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 10 mins Plus marinating


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


  • kcal545
  • fat12g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs80g
  • sugars12g
  • fibre7g
  • protein33g
  • salt1.98g
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  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • good chunk fresh root ginger, grated
  • 1 red chilli, deseeded and chopped
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
    Soy sauce

    Soy sauce

    soy sor-s

    An Asian condiment and ingredient that comes in a variety of of varieties ranging from light to…

  • 2 tbsp tomato purée
  • 2 chicken breast, cut into chunky strips
  • 3 blocks dried egg noodles
  • ½ a head broccoli, broken into florets



    Like cabbage and cauliflower, broccoli is a brassica and is sometimes known by its Italian name…

  • 3 carrots, cut into thin sticks



    The carrot, with its distinctive bright orange colour, is one of the most versatile root…

  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 300g pack beansprout
  • 3 spring onion, halved and sliced into long strips
    Spring onions

    Spring onion

    sp-ring un-yun

    Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…

  • 1 tbsp oyster sauce


  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.

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Comments (21)

myraconn's picture

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

dkt1215's picture

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

kaycorbett's picture

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

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

Forgot to rate!

joanna1972's picture

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

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

Loved it, so did my husband, will defo make this again mmm

nostalgic_lies's picture

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

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

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

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

debbie2266's picture

My 13 year old son made this for dinner tonight -delicious

MaxxyysMum's picture

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

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

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

thommich's picture

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


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