Chicken chow mein

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PREP TIME

30 min

TOTAL TIME

40 min

Serves

4 to 6

Chicken chow mein

Photo, Roberto Caruso.

Stir-fried dishes like chicken chow mein cook very quickly over high heat. The key is to have all your ingredients ready before you begin cooking. This version of chicken chow mein has less than 300 calories per serving and is a great source of vitamin A.


Ingredients

  • 3 skinless, boneless chicken thighs , thinly sliced
  • 2 tsp Shaoxing rice wine or dry sherry
  • 2 1/2 tbsp soy sauce , divided
  • 2 tsp sesame oil , divided
  • 1/2 tsp cornstarch
  • 225 g chow mein noodles
  • 3 tbsp canola oil , divided
  • 4 garlic cloves , minced
  • 4 cups thinly sliced cabbage
  • 1 carrot , thinly sliced
  • 1 cup snow peas
  • 2 1/2 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 4 green onions , cut into 1-in. pieces
  • 1 1/2 cups bean sprout

Instructions

  • COMBINE chicken, rice wine, 2 tsp soy sauce, 1 tsp sesame oil and cornstarch in a bowl. Stir to coat, then marinate about 10 min.
  • COOK noodles, following package directions. Drain and rinse under cold water, then toss with 1 tsp canola oil.
  • HEAT 1 tbsp oil in a wok or extra-large frying pan over high. Add chicken and cook, stirring constantly, until no longer pink, 2 min. Transfer to a plate, then wipe the wok clean.
  • HEAT remaining 1 1/2 tbsp oil in the wok over high. Add garlic and stir-fry for 5 sec. Add the cabbage, carrots and snowpeas and stir-fry until cabbage is wilted, 1 to 2 min.
  • STIR in noodles, remaining 2 tbsp soy sauce, remaining 1 tsp sesame oil, oyster sauce and green onions and stir-fry for 1 min. Return chicken and any juices, then add the bean sprouts and cook 30 sec. Remove from heat.

 

 

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Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 271,
  • Protein
  • 14 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 28 g,
  • Fat
  • 11 g,
  • Fibre
  • 2 g,
  • Sodium
  • 714 mg.
  • Excellent source of
  • vitamin A

Kitchen Tip: Stir-fried dishes like chicken chow mein cook very quickly over high heat. The key is to have all your ingredients measured, chopped and close by before you begin cooking.

Kitchen Tip: We like fresh chow mein noodles, which can be found in the produce section of the grocery store, but dried noodles work just as well.