Chicken Chow Mein - Easy!

READY IN: 10mins
Recipe by Snowbunny Andorra

From BBC's Chinese Food Made Easy, the best recent TV cookery show. Very simple to make, and tasty! I added a little more five-spice than the original recipe. Omit the chilli sauce if you wish, or add a little more to give it extra zing. If you don't have groundnut oil (peanut oil), use vegetable oil, NOT olive oil, which is too strong flavoured. Serves two as a main course, or four as a side dish.

Top Review by Chef Dudo

Very, very good. Extremely easy to make and with a lot of flavour. Made exactly as stated. Maybe i'll try it with some more vegetables as a reviewer suggested as this recipe will certainly be made many more times. Thanks for posting.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook the noodles in boiling water until al dente. Drain, rinse under cold water and drain again. Drizzle with a little sesame oil and toss.
  2. Place chicken in a bowl and toss with dark soy, five-spice powder and chilli sauce. Dust with cornflour.
  3. Heat a wok until smoking before adding the groundnut oil. Add chicken and cook, stirring, until golden brown and cooked through.
  4. Add red pepper, stir fry for a minute, then add onion and beansprouts, cooking for a further 30s. Stir in the noodles and season with light soy sauce, a dash of sesame oil and black pepper, to taste.

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