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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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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    levislevis
    18th Sep, 2011
    5.05
    made as directed and one veggie version, both a hit
    zhagan
    12th Aug, 2011
    4.05
    simple, quick and tastes great
    jessss
    18th Mar, 2011
    5.05
    Loved this recipe! I didn't have any Ginger so left it out, and I don't like bean sprouts so I left them out as well. But I added mushrooms and carrots(they needed to be used up!) and instead of spring onions I used a half a red onion, since I halved the recipe. And it didn't take 35 mins to cook!!!
    shahstar
    6th Mar, 2011
    yummy i am twisting the recipe for my prawn loving dad instead having of chicken im having prawns
    avhoare
    11th Feb, 2011
    Lovely recipe although first time I tried it, it tasted a little dry. Next time increased the sauce and water content slightly and was perfect. Would recommend it to my friends.
    vicky1981
    5th Feb, 2011
    5.05
    well this going to be fun because i like cooking
    clamic
    5th Sep, 2010
    4.05
    Great recipe. After cooking the noodles I drain and add cold water to stop noodles cooking any more. used 4 table spoons of oyster sauce and Japanese Kikkomon soy sauce (less salty than Chinese), a squirt of tomato sause and then equal amount of water. Used sliced onion and added peas. Used three nests for three people, two would have been enough. Enjoyed very much
    domanic190279
    13th Jul, 2010
    4.05
    this was great tasting easy dish, i only used 2 nests of noodles which was enough for 2 plus side plate for my 1yr old. i added mushrooms grated courgette and green peppers as i didnt have beansprouts. i also sprinkled 5 spice on the chicken as someone previously suggested, will definately be making this again
    wendy1427
    22nd Jun, 2010
    3.05
    I was a bit disapointed to be honest, nice enough but was expecting more.
    curryman1955
    20th Jun, 2010
    made this now so many times for family &friends everyone loves it, it is so good we never go to the take away now this is just as tasty

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