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Like Chinese food? It’s easy to make chicken chow mein!

Stir-fried noodles is probably the most popular Chinese food in South Africa.

Impress your mates by making this ever-popular, yet quick and easy dish.

Ingredients

  • 300g Egg or two-minute noodles

  • 2–3 Chicken breast fillets, cut into strips

  • Peanut or canola oil

  • 2 Cloves garlic, crushed

  • 2 Carrots, cut into thin strips

  • About 3 Tbsp (45ml) soy sauce

  • 1 Tbsp (15ml) Sweet Indonesian soy sauce

  • 3 Tbsp (45 ml) Shaoxing rice wine or dry sherry

  • Pinch sugar

  • Milled pepper

  • 1 Bunch spring onions, sliced on the slant

  • Sesame oil

  • Fresh coriander and basil to serve

For the marinade

  • 2 Tbsp (30ml) soy sauce

  • Juice of 1 small lemon

  • 5cm Knob ginger, grated

  • 1 Tbsp (15ml) sesame oil

Method

  • Cook the noodles in a large pot of boiling water until tender, rinse to cool and set aside.

  • Drizzle chicken with soy and lemon juice and toss to coat with grated ginger.

  • Marinate for about 10 minutes.

  • Heat a wok over a high heat.

  • Heat oil until very hot and stir fry chicken in batches, for about 2 - 3 minutes. Don’t overcrowd pan or the chicken will boil.

  • Remove and set aside.

  • If necessary wipe the wok clean. Add more oil and fry garlic and whatever vegetables you are using for about a minute.

  • Add noodles, soy, rice wine or sherry, sugar pepper, and spring onions. Stir-fry for 2 minutes. Return the chicken and any marinade juices to the noodle mixture. Stir-fry for about 2 minute. Drizzle with a dash of sesame oil, toss through herbs and serve.

(Serves 4)


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