Chicken Chow Mein

Chicken Chow MeinAn easy Chicken Chow Mein recipe loaded with five spice marinated chicken and vegetables.

Summary

  • CourseEntree
  • CuisineBest
  • Yield5 servings
  • Cooking Time5 minutes
  • Preperation Time10 minutes
  • Total Time15 minutes

Ingredients

chicken
chicken tenders (~4 pieces, sliced thinly)
250 grams
salt
1/4 teaspoon
egg white
1 medium
potato starch
2 teaspoons
sauce
chicken stock (or water)
1/4 cup
oyster sauce
1/4 cup
white pepper
1/8 teaspoon
noodles
fresh Asian noodles (see headnotes)
450 grams
vegetable oil
1 tablespoon
stir-fry
vegetable oil
1 tablespoon
ginger (~1/4-inch piece, finely minced)
7 grams
garlic (~ 1 large clove, minced)
4 grams
carrots (~1/4 carrot, peeled and julienned)
40 grams
red bell pepper (1/2 pepper sliced)
50 grams
cabbage (2 leaves, roughly chopped)
60 grams
snow peas (trimmed)
40 grams
scallions (~2 scallions, sliced)
20 grams

Steps

  1. Put the chicken, salt, egg white, and potato starch in a small bowl and beat the mixture together until the egg white is a little frothy. Let the chicken marinate while you prepare the other ingredients. If your egg was large, you might need to drain off the excess egg white before you cook it.
  2. To make the sauce for the Chow Mein, put the chicken stock, oyster sauce and white pepper in a small bowl and stir to combine.
  3. Boil the noodles for one minute less than stated on the package directions and then drain and rinse with cold water. Drizzle the noodles with oil and toss together to coat evenly. This helps keep the noodles from sticking together.
  4. Heat a frying pan over high heat until hot, and then add the remaining vegetable oil along with the ginger and garlic.
  5. Swirl the aromatics in the pan, and then add the chicken. Spread the chicken into a single layer and fry it undisturbed.
  6. When the chicken is cooked about halfway through, start stir-frying it until it's almost all the way cooked through.
  7. Add the carrots, cabbage and bell pepper and continue stir-frying.
  8. When the vegetables have just started to wilt, add the noodles and toss everything together.
  9. Add the sauce and continue stir-frying, tossing everything together.
  10. Add the scallions and snow peas and continue stir-frying until the snow peas are a vibrant green.