Chicken chow mein

Chicken chow mein

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(61 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

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

    • 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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    vix1112
    6th May, 2009
    5.05
    This was really nice, I wasn't sure if my boyfriend was going to like it but he loved it. Will definately have it again very soon!!!
    littlelouise
    29th Apr, 2009
    5.05
    YUM - My partner and I both really enjoyed this and it was so simple.
    Clalee
    28th Apr, 2009
    5.05
    only used 2 nests of noodles and varied the veg but it was very tasty. My husband requested I make it again soon and he wouldn't eat anything he considered oriental 2 months ago. We'll definitely be making it again
    Aga girl
    20th Apr, 2009
    1.05
    Made this with quorn and used 3 nests of noodles... Far too many noodles so it seemed dry. Wouldn't bother making it again.
    happyapples
    24th Mar, 2009
    5.05
    Made this last night with the sticky lemon chicken and some fried rice and loved it all!! Better than any takeaway. It was a hit with my six year old too!!! Will definitely be making again.
    alisoncox
    21st Mar, 2009
    4.05
    Tasty, family enjoyed it. Added small chopped chilli. Will do again. Quick, easy and healthy.
    vaj1984
    5th Mar, 2009
    4.05
    the kids loved it
    Frantic Flapjack
    2nd Feb, 2009
    3.05
    Easy and quick to make - very colourful too and tasted good.
    jakethelion
    8th Jan, 2009
    5.05
    loved it and easy to vary it with different vegetables. Must admit I used precooked noodles which made it even easier
    gillianlw
    27th Nov, 2008
    5.05
    Lovely, simple and quick recipe. I cooked this for 2 people and will definitely tone down the ginger in future.

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