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 breasts, 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


    been sp-rowts

    Widely seen as a major, somehow magic, ingredient, beansprouts

  • 3 spring onions, 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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6th Aug, 2010
Loved it, so did my husband, will defo make this again mmm
25th Jun, 2010
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.
20th Jun, 2010
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.
16th May, 2010
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 !
28th Apr, 2010
Very bland, no flavour. Might make again with a lot more changes. Couldn't the ginger as all.
16th Apr, 2010
My 13 year old son made this for dinner tonight -delicious
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3rd Dec, 2009
This was quick easy to put together, and ok for a midweek meal, but we thought the end esult was a bit bland.
1st Nov, 2009
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
1st Nov, 2009
As usual with Barney's recipes, this worked well and tasted great. Good healthy ingredients.
30th Oct, 2009
Just okay. I cooked it exactly as the recipe, but it was just a bland and disappointing.


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