Chicken Chow Mein


Chicken Chow Mein is one of our favorite Chinese recipes. It’s a delicious one-dish meal with noodles, chicken, vegetables and flavored with oriental spices.


For Noodles

  • 450 grams egg noodles
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 2 teaspoons salt

For Chicken

  • 300 grams boneless chicken, sliced
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil

For Chow Mein

  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 carrots, sliced
  • 2 capsicum, sliced
  • 2 cups cabbage, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons soya sauce
  • 2 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • Black pepper, to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon red chili flakes
  • Spring onions, for garnish


  1. Boil noodles as per packet instructions, making sure to add oil and salt to season the noodles. Drain well, and set aside.
  2. Place the sliced and boneless chicken in a bowl. Add soya sauce, vinegar and sesame oil. Set aside to marinate for at least 15 minutes.
  3. Heat oil in a large wok (must be large enough to accommodate noodles and vegetables).
  4. When the oil is hot enough, add garlic and saute for about 45 seconds – 1 minute. Add the boneless chicken and cook for a few minutes till color changes from pink to white.
  5. Add carrots, capsicum, cabbage and cook for a few minutes.
  6. Add the noodles and saute till heated through.
  7. Add soya sauce, oyster sauce, vinegar, salt, black pepper and red chili flakes. Mix together, and adjust the seasonings if required.
  8. Place the chowmein to a serving platter, and top with sliced green onions.
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