Chicken chow mein

Spicy chicken chow mein

  • serves 2
  • Easy

A super-simple chow mein, ready and on the table in 40 minutes. You'll need soy sauce and shaoxing rice wine for this recipe


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  • chicken breasts 2 small, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • medium egg noodles 125g (2 nests)
  • groundnut or sunflower oil 2 tbsp
  • garlic 2 cloves, thinly sliced
  • spring onions 6, cut diagonally into short lengths
  • pak choi 1 head, shredded
  • soy sauce 1 tbsp
  • shaoxing rice wine 1 tbsp


  • soy sauce 1 tbsp
  • shaoxing rice wine 1 tbsp
  • toasted sesame oil 2 tsp, plus extra to serve
  • runny honey 1 tsp
  • dried chilli flakes 1/2 tsp
  • ground white pepper 1/4 tsp
  • chinese five spice 1/2 tsp


  • Step 1

    Put the chicken in a bowl with the marinade ingredients, toss and leave for 15 minutes.

  • Step 2

    Drop the noodles into boiling salted water, turn the heat right down then stir to separate. Leave until just becoming tender then drain, rinse with cold water to stop cooking and rinse again.

  • Step 3

    Heat 1 tbsp groundnut oil in a wok or  large non-stick frying pan until really hot. Carefully add the chicken and marinade and cook for 3-4 minutes or until the chicken is dark golden and cooked through. Scrape out of the wok then add another tbsp of oil. Cook the garlic, ginger and spring onions for 2 minutes then add the pak choi and cook for a minute.

  • Step 4

    Tip in the noodles, soy, rice wine and toss everything together. Tip the chicken back in then toss until heated through. Dress with a little more sesame oil. Serve in warm bowls.

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 445
  • Fat 19.5g
  • Saturates 2.8g
  • Carbs 29.4g
  • Sugars 9.1g
  • Fibre 4.2g
  • Protein 35.8g
  • Salt 2.5g