Chicken Chow Mein

Recipe by Manami
READY IN: 35mins




  • Boil the noodles according to package instructions.
  • Drain in colander in the sink and rinse under cold tunning water.
  • Shake the colander to drain off excess water and pat noodles dry with a towel.
  • Heat 1/4 cup peanut oil in large seasoned wok or non-stick skillet over high heat.
  • Add the noodles, spreading them out to evenly cover the skillet, and fry, turning once, until golden brown and crispy, about 8 minutes. (Break the noodles up, by stirring, near the end of cooking).
  • Transfer noodles to a paper towel-lined plate and season with salt to taste.
  • Set aside.
  • Discard any excess oil and wipe out the pan.
  • OR.
  • Can use bought chow mein noodles (much easier).
  • Whisk together the chicken broth, oyster sauce, soy sauce or tamari, cornstarch and sugar in a small bowl; set aside.
  • Season the chicken with the dark sesame oil, salt, blk pepper crushed red pepper flakes & set aside.
  • Heat the skillet over high heat.
  • Heat the remaining 2 Tablespoons peanut oil until very hot.
  • Add the ginger, garlic, scallion, & red pepper flakes, stir-fry until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  • Add the chicken and stir-fry, until lightly browned, about 1-1/2 minutes.
  • Add the onion, celery and mushrooms, and stir-fry, until crisp-tender, about 2 minutes.
  • Add the water chestnuts.
  • Spread the ingredients to the outside of the pan to form a well in the center.
  • Pour the chicken broth mixture into the well, bring to a boil, and stir to coat the chow mein mixture.
  • Stir in the bean sprouts and snow peas.
  • Sprinkle with cashew pieces.
  • Season generously.
  • Serve over white rice and serve the chow mein noodles on the side.
  • Enjoy!