Chicken Chow Mein

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Chicken Chow Mein Recipe

Ingredients (Serves 4)

1. Chow mein noodles – 6 oz packet

2. Vegetable oil / peanut oil – 1 – 1.5 tbsp

3. Chicken breast – 1 cup, cubed or cut into thin strips

     Soy sauce – 1 tsp

     Baking soda – 1 pinch

     White pepper powder – 1 pinch

     Salt – 1 – 2 pinches or as required

4. Onion – 1/2 cup, thinly sliced

    Ginger and garlic – 1/2 tsp each, finely chopped

    Cabbage – 1/4 – 1/2 cup, thinly sliced (You can use thinly sliced carrot and cabbage too)

    Mushroom – 3/4 cup, sliced or quartered

    Bell pepper, red, green and yellow – 1/4 cup each

    Spring onion, white part – 1/4 cup, cut into 1/2inch pieces

5. Bean sprouts – 1/2 cup (optional)

6. Chicken broth / stock – 1/4 cup

    Soy sauce –  2 tsp (I used 1 tsp light soy sauce and 1 tsp dark soy sauce)

    Oyster sauce – 2 tsp

    White vinegar / rice wine vinegar – 1 tsp

    Sugar – 1/8 tsp or to taste

    Green chilly sauce / red chilly sauce – 1 – 2 tsp or to taste

7. Toasted sesame oil – 1 tsp

     Celery leaves, finely chopped – 1 tbsp, optional

     Spring onion (green part) – 1/4 cup chopped, to garnish

8. Salt and pepper – As required to taste


1. Combine the chicken pieces with soy sauce, baking soda, salt and pepper powder. Set aside for 10 minutes.

2. Fill a saucepan with water and bring to a boil. Add the noodles and cook for 4 – 6 minutes until done. Drain in a colander and rinse with cold water. Add a tsp of oil and mix well. Set aside.

3. Combine all the ingredients for sauce (numbered 6) in a small bowl. Keep the vegetables ready.

4. Heat 1.5 tbsp oil in a wok/ non stick pan at medium-high heat. Add the chicken pieces and stir-fry for a few minutes until cooked completely. Remove to a plate and set aside until ready to use later.

5. In the remaining oil ( add more oil, if required), add all the vegetables (ingredients numbered 4). Add a tiny pinch of salt and pepper. Mix well and stir-fry for 1 – 2 minutes. Add cooked noodles, cooked chicken, bean sprouts and the sauce mixture. Toss well. Stir-fry for 1 – 2 minutes until the noodles are well-coated with the sauces. Taste-check for salt and add more sauces, if required. Add a tsp of toasted sesame oil, if using. Garnish with chopped celery leaves and spring onion. Serve as is or with any side-dishes.

Chicken chow mein

Maya Akhil

Wife, Mother, Blogger and above all, an ardent lover of good food. I cook, serve, and eat with almost the same passion. The divine aroma that fills the kitchen when I cook or bake is simply what keeps me going!

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