Chicken Chow Mein (500 Greatest-Ever Chicken Recipes) Recipe

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Submitted by vitharien

Makes 5 servings



We adapted this recipe from "500 Greatest-Ever Chicken Recipes" cookbook, p196. Essentially, we substituted for whole wheat noodles, added more chicken instead of ham, and added vidalia, red pepper, and mushrooms to the vegetable repertoire. This recipe isn't really designed for whole grain pasta; the sauce isn't strong enough to overcome the more dominant texture of the pasta. We didn't add any extra salt or pepper though, but we did add a few drops of hot sauce to our dishes as we were eating to kick it up a bit. We also managed to cook it in a bit less oil. Before stir frying the snow peas and beansprouts, we cooked down the onion and mushrooms a bit, then added the red pepper and snow peas, and then finally we put in the bean sprouts with the noodles and chicken and its juices from cooking (which we lacked a way to keep warm). "Chow Mein, in which noodles are stir-fried with meat, seafood, or vegetables, is arguably China's best-known noodle dish."

Recipe Ingredients for Chicken Chow Mein (500 Greatest-Ever Chicken Recipes)

375 grams Catelli Healthy Harvest Whole Wheat Spaghettini
225 grams Mushrooms
120 grams Vidalia Onion
1 medium (approx 2-3/4" long, 2-1/2" dia) Peppers, Sweet, Red
360 grams Chicken
200 grams Snow Peas
100 grams Bean Sprouts
4 medium (4-1/8" long) Onions, Spring Or Scallions
2 clove Garlic
1 tsp Chinese Five Spices
1 tbsp Sesame Oil
1 tbsp Mirin (rice cooking wine)
4.5 serving Soy Sauce
2.5 serving Sunflower Oil

Recipe Directions for Chicken Chow Mein (500 Greatest-Ever Chicken Recipes)

  1. Cook the noodles in a saucepan of boiling water according to the packet instructions until tender. Drain, rinse under cold water and drain well again.

  2. Slice the chicken into fine shreds about 5cm/2in in length. Place in a bowl and add 10ml/2 tsp of the soy sauce, the rice wine or sherry and sesame oil.

  3. Heat half the vegetable oil in a wok or large frying pan over a high heat. When it starts smoking, add the chicken mixture. Stir-fry for 2 minutes until colouring, then transfer the chicken to a plate and keep it hot.

  4. Wipe the wok clean and heat the remaining oil. Stir in the five-spice powder, garlic, mangetouts, beansprouts and ham, stir-fry for another minute or so, and add the noodles.

  5. Continue to stir-fry until the noodles are heated through. Add the remaining soy sauce to taste, and season with salt and pepper. Return the chicken and any juices to the noodle mixture, add the chopped spring onions and give the mixture a final stir. Serve at once.

Categories

Chicken, Pasta, Vegetables, Main Dish, Asian, Boil, Stir Fry

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 382.6g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
503
Calories from Fat
115
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
12.8g
20%
Saturated Fat
1.4g
7%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
46mg
15%
Sodium
586mg
24%
Potassium
578mg
17%
Total Carbohydrates
67.1g
22%
Dietary Fiber
10.0g
40%
Sugars
8.9g
Protein
30.6g
Vitamin A 20% Vitamin C 101%
Calcium 6% Iron 31%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
92% confidence
B+
  Good points
  • Low in saturated fat
  • High in niacin
  • High in vitamin C
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