Comfort Food : My Chicken Ginger Chow Mein

This is my once a week “go to” recipe for a quick & easy dinner – but is also something that I know is healthy and exceptionally tasty too!

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In our house – we started to call it “chow mein” (pronounced “chao meean”) which is normally the term given to a dish of stirfried noodles that is often found in Chinese restaurants (how authentically Chinese it is … I have my doubts). But the ingredients are pretty similar – flat noodles, soya sauce, vegetables (carrots & green pepper are pretty much essential)…. and of course, in my case, ginger & chicken!

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This normally provides about 4 generous portions & I would recommend using a large wok (or frying pan) as once you start adding the noodles to the stirfry mix – you need the space 🙂

Chicken Ginger Chow Mein

120g uncooked flat noodles (you can even use linguine)
300g diced chicken breast
peeled ginger (I normally use a piece the size of my thumb, finely chopped)
3 carrots, peeled & diced
1 small green pepper, deseeded & diced
300g button mushrooms, diced
1 garlic clove, peeled & crushed
3 Tablespoons soya sauce
juice of 1 lime
olive oil

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  • Leave the chicken pieces in a splash of the soya sauce with the garlic & ginger to marinate
  • Heat olive oil in a large pan or wok & brown the chicken pieces (us a good squeeze of the lime half way through to help tenderize the chicken)
  • Add the carrots, mushrooms, green pepper, the marinade sauce (including the ginger & garlic) as well as the rest of the soya sauce
  • At the same time – cook the flat noodles in a pot of salted boiling water (5-8minutes)
  • Once the noodles are cooked & drain
  • Add the noodles to the wok with chicken & vegetables and toss in the soya sauce infused liquid
  • Serve & enjoy

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