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Chicken chow mein

Recipe from Just Cooking in association with Fresh Living


Just Cooking

BBC Lifestyle


• 300g egg or two-minute noodles
• 2-3 chicken breast fillets, cut into strips
• Peanut or canola oil
• 2 cloves garlic, crushed
• 2 carrots, cut into thin strips
• 3 tbsp (45ml) soy sauce
• 1 tbsp (15ml) sweet Indonesian soy sauce
• 3 tbsp (45ml) Shaoxing rice wine or dry sherry
• Pinch sugar
• Milled pepper
• 1 bunch spring onions, sliced on the slant
• Sesame oil
• Fresh coriander and basil, to serve


• 2 tbsp (30ml) soy sauce
• Juice of 1 small lemon
• 5cm knob ginger, grated
• 1 tbsp (15ml) sesame oil

Preparation method

  1. Cook the noodles in a large pot of boiling water until tender. Rinse to cool, and set aside.
  2. Drizzle chicken with soy and lemon juice, and toss to coat with grated ginger. Marinate for about 10 minutes.
  3. Heat a wok over a high heat. Heat oil until very hot, and stir fry chicken in batches, for about 2-3 minutes. Don’t overcrowd the pan or the chicken will boil. Remove and set aside.
  4. Wipe the wok clean. Add more oil, and fry garlic and whatever vegetables you are using for about 1 minute.
  5. Add noodles, soy, rice wine or sherry, sugar, pepper and spring onions. Stir-fry for 2 minutes.
  6. Return the chicken and any marinade juices to the noodle mixture. Stir-fry for about 2 minutes.
  7. Drizzle with a dash of sesame oil, toss through herbs and serve.