Special Chicken Chow Mein Recipe

This is so very tasty you want to eat more. I dabbled about in my kitchen and come up with this. Now it has to be said my Special Chicken Chow Mein is the best and even if I do say so myself it tastes just like the takeaway.

Special Chicken Chow Mein

You can, of course, use pork instead of chicken, or well as chicken for a proper Special Chow Mein.

Stir-frying is easy-peasy and it really is up to you what else you fancy putting in it. You really need a wok for this; you can get a really decent wok for under £15 over at Amazon.

What is Chow Mein?

Chow mein are Chinese stir-fried noodles with vegetables and sometimes meat or tofu; the name is a romanization of the Taishanese chāu-mèn. The dish is popular throughout the Chinese diaspora and appears on the menus of most Chinese restaurants abroad. It is particularly popular in India, Nepal, the UK, and the US. Sorce Wikipedia

Find out how to make beef or chicken really soft and tender using bicarbonate of soda (baking soda). It really does wok although you must remember to rinse the bicarb off before cooking!

Special Chow Mein
Serves 2-4
Ingredients:
400g pack of egg noodles
2 skinless chicken fillets - sliced into thin strips
6 king prawns - uncooked - shelled and deveined
3 fat cloves garlic - finely chopped
a small handful of finely sliced white cabbage
1 large carrot - peeled and sliced into thin matchsticks
a small handful of bean sprouts
1/2 a red bell pepper - thinly sliced
2 spring onions - sliced into matchsticks

Mix together the marinade for the chicken or pork (if using) in a small bowl:
1 teaspoon of cornflour
1 teaspoon of light soy sauce
1 teaspoon of Shaoxing (Chinese rice wine)

Mix together the sauce ingredients:
2 tablespoons light soy sauce
3 tablespoons oyster sauce
1 teaspoon of dark brown sugar
1 teaspoon dark soy sauce
3 tablespoons of water

Method:
Add the thinly sliced chicken to the bowl with the marinade in and give it a good mix. Leave it to one side while you get on with the chopping and slicing of the garlic and carrots etc.

When that's done, set everything to one side. In a small bowl, mix all the sauce ingredients and set aside.

Heat up your wok and add a glug of oil. Throw in the chopped garlic and stir-fry until just for a few seconds - don't let it burn. Why? Because garlic will taste bitter if it burns.

There will hardly be any liquid to drain from the chicken marinade so just add the chicken to the wok along with the prawns and stir-fry until they're only half cooked.

You can now add the cabbage, carrot, beans sprouts and red pepper. Cook for a few minutes keeping it moving about in the wok.

Put the noodles in the wok along with the sauce mixture. Continue to stir until the noodles are well coated with the sauce and the chicken and prawns are properly cooked through.

Have a taste and add a tiny bit of salt or a little more sugar if you need to. Throw in the spring onions, stir and serve straight away.


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Yield: 2-4
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Special Chicken Chow Mein

Special Chicken Chow Mein

This is so very tasty you want to eat more. I dabbled about in my kitchen and come up with this. You can, of course, use pork instead of chicken, or as well as chicken.
To serve 4 just add another chicken fillet or more prawns.
prep time: 5 Mcook time: 6 Mtotal time: 11 M

ingredients:

  • 400g pack of egg noodles
  • 2 skinless chicken fillets - sliced into thin strips
  • 6 king prawns - uncooked - shelled and deveined
  • 3 fat cloves garlic - finely chopped
  • a small handful of finely sliced white cabbage
  • 1 large carrot - peeled and sliced into thin matchsticks
  • a small handful of bean sprouts
  • 1/2 a red bell pepper - thinly sliced
  • 2 spring onions - sliced into matchsticks
  • Mix together the following marinade for the chicken (if using) in a small bowl:
  • 1 teaspoon of cornflour
  • 1 teaspoon of light soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon of Shaoxing (Chinese rice wine)
  • Mix together in a bowl the following sauce ingredients:
  • 2 tablespoons light soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 1 teaspoon of dark brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon dark soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons of water

instructions:

How to cook Special Chicken Chow Mein

  1. Add the thinly sliced chicken to the bowl with the marinade in and give it a good mix. Leave it to one side while you get on with the chopping and slicing of the garlic and carrots etc.
  2. When that's done, set everything to one side. In a small bowl, mix all the sauce ingredients and set aside.
  3. Heat up your wok and add a glug of oil. Throw in the chopped garlic and stir-fry until just for a few seconds - don't let it burn. Why? Because garlic will taste bitter if it burns.
  4. There will hardly be any liquid to drain from the chicken marinade so just add the chicken to the wok along with the prawns and stir-fry until they're only half cooked.
  5. You can now add the cabbage, carrot, beans sprouts and red pepper. Cook for a few minutes keeping it moving about in the wok.
  6. Put the noodles in the wok along with the sauce mixture. Continue to stir until the noodles are well coated with the sauce and the chicken and prawns are properly cooked through.
  7. Have a taste and add a tiny bit of salt or a little more sugar if you need to.
  8. Throw in the spring onions, stir and serve straight away.
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11 comments

  1. What a perfect day to celebrate with Chow Mein, Jan.

    I for one never tire of your Chinese Dishes. They always look scrumptious!

    So you're a purveyor of spices, good for you!!! I certainly understand why you can't post to the US. I do wish you a prosperous and fulfilling New Year.

    Thanks for sharing...

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  2. Mmm I could eat that right now,even though I have just eaten.

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  3. Happy Chinese New Year! Great way to start it!

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  4. Isn't it so wonderful that we can now all prepare Chinese food at home? Do you deliver? lol

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  5. This looks way better than Chinese take out - nicely done Jan.

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  6. I agree, this look significantly better than takeout!

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  7. Jan, it is Sunday and I did not cook today. I am having leftovers. What do you torture me so?

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  8. you have some delicious food on your blog!! getting me very hungry :)

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  9. Cooked this tonight, very yummy indeed.

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  10. My whole family enjoyed this recipe which turns out to be fairly low in calories many thanks Jan.
    Kim x

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  11. My whole family enjoyed this recipe which turns out to be fairly low in calories many thanks Jan.
    Kim x

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I love to hear from everyone so thanks for taking the time to comment.

Cheers
Jan