Chicken chow mein

Chicken chow mein

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(47 ratings)

Prep: 30 mins Cook: 35 mins

Easy

Serves 2
As part of our 'Cooking with Auntie Sara' series, Sara Buenfeld shows the kids how to make the classic takeaway favourite

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition:

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  • carbs-
  • sugars-
  • fibre-
  • protein-
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Ingredients

    For the sauce

    • thumb-size piece fresh root ginger
      Ginger

      Ginger

      jin-jer

      Mainly grown in Jamaica, Africa, India, China and Australia, ginger is the root of the plant. It…

    • 2 garlic cloves
    • 3 tbsp tomato ketchup
    • 2 tbsp oyster sauce
    • 2 tbsp reduced-salt 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…

    For the noodles

    • 1 large red pepper
    • 5 spring onions
      Spring onions

      Spring onion

      sp-ring un-yun

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

    • half a 400g bag beansprouts
      Beansprouts

      Beansprouts

      been sp-rowts

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

    • 1 large or 2 small chicken breasts
    • 3 nests medium egg noodles
    • 1 tbsp sunflower oil
      Sunflower oil

      Sunflower oil

      A variety of oils can be used for baking. Sunflower is the one we use most often at Good Food as…

    Method

    1. Use a potato peeler to remove the skin from the ginger. Discard skin, then carefully grate 1 tbsp from the root. Put in a bowl, crush in the garlic, and add the ketchup, oyster sauce, soy sauce and 3 tbsp water. Stir.

    2. Use a sharp knife to cut the pepper into quarters on a board. Remove the seeds and stalk, then slice diagonally into strips. Cut the ends from the spring onions, and cut the green and white of the onion lengthways. Open the bag of beansprouts. Cut the chicken into bite-size pieces.

    3. Boil a large pan of water on the hob. when the water is boiling, drop in the noodles, turn off the heat and set the timer to 4 mins. when the time is up, drain in a colander or a large sieve in the sink. ask an adult to help you.

    4. With everything prepared, you can now start cooking. Heat the wok – it’s hot enough when it starts to smoke. add the oil and chicken. Use a wooden spoon to keep moving the chicken around the wok until it is half white, half pink. add the pepper and stir-fry for a further 1 min.

    5. Pour the sauce into the wok and stir well until bubbling.

    6. Add the noodles, beansprouts and spring onions a handful at a time, then toss into the sauce until it is well coated, stirring constantly until the beansprouts wilt. Serve in bowls – an easy way is to use tongs.

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    oatcakesaj
    7th Feb, 2013
    I substituted oyster sauce for fish sauce, ana green beans for bean sprouts. Quick, easy and tasty.
    76mazza
    16th Dec, 2012
    5.05
    This is such a delicious easy stir fry sauce to cook with!... I've used it several times now but just the other night I totally missed out the ginger and cooked my meat etc. in sesame oil... lush!
    soozle123
    10th Dec, 2012
    Made this with just veggies for lunch for myself and my 2year old son. Far too many noodles, even if I was feeding my partner too. I would either double up on sauce or ditch one lot of noodles as ended up being dry, but still really tasty! Will definitely make again!!!
    sylvia
    24th Oct, 2012
    1.05
    I was really disappointed with this meal. There was far too many noodles and even the kids said that the flavours were too bland. Sorry will not be making this again.
    denisejura
    14th Sep, 2012
    4.05
    I made double the amount as we are 5 in our family. The older children (4&5) didn't seem taken with it but the little one (15month) loved it. For me it could have had a little more flavor but will def do t again as it is so much nicer then a take away!
    tarinb
    31st Aug, 2012
    5.05
    I done most of the prep and my 9 yrs old put it together. She was delighted at the result. Actually the whole family enjoyed it. Great easy midweek recipe.
    footystar1999
    10th Jun, 2012
    looks great so i will try and make it asap! xx crossed fingers i will like it x
    chill1
    6th Jun, 2012
    Totally delicious, whole family loved it. I added mushrooms for more veg. Will def make again.
    kbh4031
    16th Apr, 2012
    5.05
    Easy to Make All the family loved it. Will be making again
    team-tinkerbell
    16th Nov, 2011
    4.05
    Cooked this yesterday evening for family and everyone loved it, even my 2 year old toddler. Used prawns instead of chicken as I had them in the freezer already. Will make that again definetly.

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