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Chicken Chow mein

Yields4 ServingsPrep Time10 minsCook Time20 minsTotal Time30 mins

A classic Chinese dish of stir-fried egg noodles with shredded chicken breast - experiment with different fish, meat, or vegetables

You'll need a large pan and a wok

 225 g dried or fresh egg noodles
 3 tbsp sesame oil
 100 g skinless chicken breasts, cut into fine shreds
 2 finely chopped garlic cloves
 2 tsp light soy sauce
 2 tsp dark soy sauce
 ½ tsp golden caster sugar
 2 finely chopped spring onions
 2 tsp light soy sauce
 1 tsp sesame oil
 1 tsp ground white pepper
 ½ tsp salt

Cook 225g egg noodles in a large pan of boiling water for 3-5 mins, then drain and put them in cold water. Drain thoroughly, toss them with 1 tbsp sesame oil and set aside.


Combine 100g chicken breasts, cut into fine shreds, with 2 tsp light soy sauce, 1 tsp sesame oil, ½ tsp white pepper and ½ tsp salt for the marinade, mix well and then leave to marinate for about 10 mins.


Heat a wok over a high heat. Add 1 tbsp sesame oil and, when it is very hot and slightly smoking, add the chicken shreds.


Stir-fry for about 2 mins and then transfer to a plate.


Wipe the wok clean, reheat until it is very hot then add 1 ½ tbsp sesame oil.


When the oil is slightly smoking, add the 2 finely chopped garlic cloves and stir-fry for 10 seconds.


Add the noodles, 2 tsp light soy sauce, 2 tsp dark soy sauce, ½ tsp white pepper, ½ tsp golden caster sugar, 2 finely chopped spring onions and 1 tsp salt.


Stir-fry for 2 mins. Return the chicken and any juices to the noodle mixture. Stir-fry for about 3-4 mins or until the chicken is cooked.


Add 1 tsp sesame oil and give the mixture a few final stirs.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 399
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g28%

Saturated Fat 4g20%
Sodium 4.2mg1%
Total Carbohydrate 41g14%

Dietary Fiber 3g12%
Sugars 3g
Protein 18g36%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.