Skinny Chicken Chow Mein

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 35 mins

An easy dish taken from the Cook Yourself Thin TV series. This is easily adapted to accommodate the contents of your fridge.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat the oven to 190°C/375°F/Gas 5. Put a piece of foil 30 x 40 cm onto a baking sheet and brush the centre with 1 tsp of the oil.
  2. Place the chicken side by side onto the centre of the foil and sprinkle with 30 ml water. Close the foil around the chicken to make a loose but tightly closed parcel.
  3. Bake the chicken for 30-35 minutes until cooked through. Allow to cool slightly, shred and set aside.
  4. Thinly slice the onion, garlic and ginger. Ttop and tail the mange tout.
  5. Cook the noodle in a large pan of salted water according to packet instructions.
  6. Heat the remaining oil in a wok or large pan and stir fry the onion and ginger over high heat until soft. Add the garlic, bean sprouts and mange tout and five spice. Fry for 1 minute.
  7. Drain the noodles well, add to the wok with the chicken and soy sauce. Stir fry a further 2 minutes or so until piping hot, and then serve.
Most Helpful

DH and I really enjoyed this light meal. I left out the bean sprouts (personal prefrence) and used snow peas. I did add a little lime juice as other suggested and it really did brighten up the dish! Thanks for posting! [Made for PRMR Tag February 2010]

~SarahBeth~ February 03, 2010

We enjoyed this for lunch today. I do wish I had taken lindseylcw suggestion and added some cilantro and lime juice. It just needs something to give it a wow and I think that would have done it. Or maybe some pepper flakes. I guess I will just have to make it again. Thanks for posting. I did get 3 good size servings. :)

teresas February 17, 2009

This is a very nice, fresh tasting dish. I added some fresh coriander (I just love it)and a spritz of fresh lime juice before serving and it really seemed to pick the dish up. Will definately make again thanks Noo. Made for zaar tag.

lindseylcw February 02, 2009