Chicken chow mein in a wok

Quick chicken chow mein

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(36 ratings)

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

    The two most common beansprouts are the green-capped mung bean

  • 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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13th Oct, 2013
Like others I felt this recipe was bland. I won't be using it again!
25th Feb, 2013
Unfortunately this was bland, and I followed the recipe 2x!... I won't bother to make again
17th Nov, 2012
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
1st Sep, 2012
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
5th Aug, 2012
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.
26th May, 2012
no tom puree at home.. can I use tom sauce?!
4th Apr, 2011
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...
26th Mar, 2011
Forgot to rate!
26th Mar, 2011
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!
7th Mar, 2011
easy n quick.. am not a cook still find it eay to make n tasted gud as well... every one liked it


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