Chicken Chow Mein


Chow Mein means stir-fried noodles. Shitake mushrooms have a wonderful flavour but if you can’t find them you could use sliced chestnut mushrooms instead.

Chicken Chow Mein
10 minutes
18 minutes
Best for


  • 1 large chicken breast filet (approx 225g)
  • 150g fine Chinese egg noodles
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 ½ tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled and crushed
  • 100g shitake mushrooms
  • 125g sugar snap peas
  • ½ small red pepper, cut into thin strips
  • 75g baby sweetcorn cut into quarters
  • 4 spring onions, finely sliced
  • 125g courgettes
  • 125g beansprouts


  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp sake (rice wine)
  • 1 tbsp soft brown sugar

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  1. Mix together the soy sauce, sake and brown sugar and marinate the chicken for 10 minutes. Strain and reserve the marinade.
  2. Cook the noodles according to the packet instructions, then set aside.
  3. Heat the vegetable oil in a wok or large frying pan and stir fry the chicken for 5 to 6 minutes.  Remove the chicken and set aside.
  4. Heat the sesame oil in the wok.  Add the garlic and stir fry for a few seconds. Add the shitake mushrooms, sugar snap peas, red pepper and baby corn, and cook for 4 minutes.  Add the spring onions, courgette and beansprouts and continue to cook, stirring occasionally.
  5. Add the chicken and noodles together with the marinade. Stir fry for one to two minutes or until the noodles are heated through.


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  • Is this suitable for freezing? It doesn’t say so in your book…

    18 Oct 2015

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