Chicken and Vegetable Chinese Chow Mein

If you are looking for a simple Chinese dish to make then look no further! This is a classic Chinese takeaway favourite that you can make at home. It packs the authenticity that you would get from a Chinese shop, however, being homemade takes it to another level. It has an extra freshness and healthy factor that you simply will not get if you picked up the phone and ordered.

Chicken and Vegetable Chinese Chow Mein

This chicken vegetable chow mien is the perfect dish if you are on a diet but still want to have a cheat day of loading up on protein. The mixture of chicken, cabbage, carrots, bean sprouts and spring onions makes this dish truly versatile for any diet plan. However, make sure to have the right balance of vegetable, chicken, and noodle. You want each bite to compliment all the ingredients which go into this dish. No one likes a dish that has one ingredient overpowering the others.

To ensure that there is an accurate balance of veg, noodles, and chicken, it is best to gradually add your cooked noodles. This will gives you more room to mix the ingredients together. As a result, it prevents the vegetables and chicken from sitting the bottom of the wok.

Another good tip to in terms of speeding up the cooking time is to cut your chicken breast into small, evenly cut fine strips. On a high heat, the dish will cook in literally a matter of minutes saving you time in your busy schedule.

This dish is easy to make, and full of flavour. The chili sauce and soy sauce combine perfectly well to give you an authentic tasting chow mien. It is literally the next best thing to take away Chow Mein!

Chicken and Vegetable Chinese Chow Mein

For more authentic Asian cuisines visit our blog page. It is full of recipes that will make ordering Asian take out a thing of the past. For a start, have a read of our Best Crispy Honey Sesame Chicken Recipe. The simplicity of this dish is guaranteed to make it a go-to choice come takeout night.   

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Chicken and Vegetable Chinese Chow Mein
Chicken and Vegetable Chinese Chow Mein
Course Dinner
Cuisine Chinese
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings
Course Dinner
Cuisine Chinese
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings
Chicken and Vegetable Chinese Chow Mein
Instructions
  1. Cook the noodles in a pan of boiling water for 2-3 minutes until al dente. Drain, then rinse under cold running water and drain again. Drizzle with a dash of sesame oil and toss through to prevent the noodles from sticking to each other.
  2. Season the chicken strips in a bowl with a dash of dark soy sauce, five-spice powder and chilli sauce
  3. Now, in a pan, add seasoned chicken and fry until light brown and cooked through.
  4. Now add the chopped onions and stir fry with cooked chicken for 1 minutes.
  5. Follow this by adding the red pepper, green capsicum, bean sprouts, carrots, cabbage, sugar and Chinese salt and stir fry for another 2 minutes
  6. Stir in the cooked noodles and season with the light soy sauce, a dash of sesame oil and freshly ground black pepper
  7. Use green onion for garnishing then serve on a plate
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