You know how Jamie Oliver has a 15 and a 30 minute meals book but that the recipes ALWAYS take at least double that? Well this chow mein recipe honestly takes just 10 minutes. And yes, I timed it. A perfect one for midweek when you’re short on time. And a healthy tasty dinner like this that can be on the table in super quick time to feed a hangry family is just too good not to share!
This recipe originally came from a recent Gousto box but I have tweaked it slightly. There is only a few ingredients which I am usually dubious about but I needn’t have worried as the flavours are still bloody delish. This recipe is also just a great base for a noodle dish. It’s super versatile so feel free to chuck any veggies that need using up in to the pan. I think a generous handful of beansprouts would be a great addition too! And if you don’t fancy chicken then you could of course switch this for pork or even prawns. Or if you don’t eat meat then just leave that out and have a veggie chow mein instead!
Ingredients (Serves 2 but can be easily doubled to serve 4)
– 250g diced chicken breast
– 80g mange tout
– 1 red pepper, roughly chopped
– 130g medium egg noodles
– 1 spring onion, finely sliced
– 30ml soy sauce
– 15ml toasted sesame oil
– 40g hoisin sauce
– 2 tbsp of sesame seeds
1. Boil a kettle of water. Heat a large non stick frying pan with a drizzle of oil over a high heat.
2. Once your pan is hot, add in the diced chicken and red pepper and cook for 3-4 mins until the chicken is starting to brown.
3. Add the noodles to a saucepan and cover with the boiled water until fully covered. Bring to the boil over a high heat and cook for about 6 minutes. Once cooked, drain the noodles and set aside.
4. Once the chicken has browned, add the mange tout into the pan and cook for a 2-3 minutes.
5. Mix the soy sauce, hoisin sauce and toasted sesame oil together and add into the pan and cook for 30 seconds.
6. Add your drained noodles into the frying pan and give everything a good mix up!
7. Serve your chicken chow mein into bowls and top with the sliced spring onion and a generous sprinkle of sesame seeds! If you like it hot then feel free to add some fresh or dried chilli too. The cold G&T in the photo is optional… ENJOY!