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Chicken chow mein recipe

Chicken chow mein recipe

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This chicken chow mein recipe is a firm favourite, pairing classic Chinese flavours with hearty noodles and plenty of crisp veg. Learning to make this takeaway classic at home is wonderfully easy and delivers delicious results. See method

  • Serves 4
  • 15 mins to prepare and 10 mins to cook
  • 477 calories / serving


  • 4 skinless chicken breasts, diced
  • 1 1/2 tbsp chinese five spice powder
  • 30ml (2 tbsp) light soy sauce
  • 200g (7oz) medium egg noodles
  • 15ml (1 tbsp) sesame oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 5cm (2in) piece root ginger, sliced
  • 3 peppers (1 red, 1 yellow, 1 green), deseeded and diced
  • 300g (10oz) Chinese-style stir fry vegetables
  • 60ml (4 tbsp) oyster sauce
  • 4 spring onions, shredded
  • 2 tbsp freshly chopped coriander leaves
  • ½ tbsp sesame seeds
If you haven't got any egg noodles, try using pasta like spaghetti instead

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    10g 15%
  • Saturates

    2g 12%
  • Sugars

    11g 12%
  • Salt

    3.4g 57%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 48g Protein 44g Fibre 6.4g


  1. Season the chicken with 1 tbsp of Chinese five-spice powder and 1 tbsp of soy sauce. Cook the noodles according to pack instructions.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the sesame oil in a wok over a medium to high heat and stir-fry the chicken for 5 minutes until golden. Add the garlic, ginger, peppers, remaining Chinese five-spice and stir-fry for 2 minutes more. Add the Chinese stir-fry veg, cooked noodles and remaining soy and oyster sauce; stir-fry for 1 minute. Check the meat is cooked through with no pink showing.
  3. Stir through half the spring onions and half the coriander and divide between 4 plates. Serve scattered with the remaining spring onions, coriander and sesame seeds.

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