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Chicken Chow Mein

Chicken chow mein is a popular dish throughout the world. As a matter of fact, most cultures have their own version of it. I make it up a couple of times a month and vary the ingredients. It is so good and relatively healthy. Give it a try and let us know what you think. 

As I mentioned above, there are several variations of chicken chow mein. First, we use boneless, skinless chicken breasts, as they are easy to work with and healthy. Any cut of chicken can be used, however. You will just have to adjust the cooking time accordingly. 

This recipe uses red peppers, green onions, white onions, and carrots for vegetables. The sky is the limit in terms of vegetables, however. For example, you could add celery, bean sprouts, etc. Most vegetables go nicely with the dish. 

In terms of the spices, we use pepper and soy sauce, but feel free to add more spices if you wish. Some garlic and ginger go really will with the chow mein too. We tried to keep the recipe as simple as possible. 

The chow mein noodles can be picked up in just about any grocery store. If you can’t find them at your local supermarket, an Asian store will have them for sure. 


Chicken Chow Mein
Recipe Type: Main
Cuisine: Chinese
Author: David Hood
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Serves: 3-4
  • For the Chicken:
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts sliced into thin strips
  • 1 tbsp of soy sauce
  • pepper to taste
  • For the Stir Fry:
  • 170 g chow mein noodles, cooked
  • 1 small carrot, julienned
  • 2 spring onions, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, julienned
  • 2 tbsp of soy sauce
  • sesame oil for garnish
  • sesame seeds for garnish
  1. Add the chicken to a bowl. Season chicken with pepper and soy sauce. Set it aside to marinate.
  2. Boil water in a pot. Add in the chow mein noodles and boil for about 2 minutes. Drain and set them aside.
  3. Add some oil to a wok. Fry the chicken, over medium high heat, until it’s brown.
  4. Place the onions and carrots in. Stir fry for a couple of minutes, over medium high heat, until fragrant.
  5. Put the red bell peppers and and spring onions in. Fry them for a couple of minutes.
  6. Add the noodles in. Season with soy sauce and pepper. Stir fry and toss until heated.
  7. Plate and garnish with the sesame oil, green onions, and sesame seeds.
  8. Serve and enjoy your chicken chow mein.


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