Can Cook Chicken Chow Mein
A delicious Chicken Chow Mein to try this weekend…
Chicken Chow Mein:
- 120g cooked egg noodles
- 1 tbls sunflower oil
- 1/2 small onion, peeled and sliced
- 1/4 red pepper, deseeded and sliced
- 25g courgettes, sliced
- 1/2 carrot, sliced thinly into matchsticks
- 50g mange tout, sliced
- 3-4 mushrooms
- 1 clove of garlic, sliced
- 1 tsp grated ginger
- 50g bean sprouts
- 1/2 a cooked chicken breast, thinly sliced
- 1 tsp soft dark brown sugar
- 1/2 tbls light soy sauce
- 1 tbls sweet chilli sauce
A sharp knife, chopping board, large frying pan or wok, large saucepan, wooden spoon, mixing bowl and measuring jug.
How to make it…
- Cook your egg noodles in boiling water according to the packet instructions. Drain and set aside. Heat a large frying pan with the sunflower oil until very hot and add the onions, red pepper, courgette, carrot, mange tout and mushrooms. Cook for 2-3 minutes.
- Now add the garlic and ginger and continue to cook for 1 minute. Add the bean sprouts, noodles and chicken and then the brown sugar, soy sauce and sweet chilli sauce mixture. Continue to cook for 1 minute, stirring well.
- When ready – check for seasoning and add a little more soy sauce if needed.
This is a much healthier version of your average chow mein from the Chinese takeaway – and just as tasty!
TIP: You should try and stick to fats like sunflower, olive or rapeseed oil when cooking, and try to only use a small amount. Sunflower oil is a polyunsaturated fat, and rapeseed and olive oil are monounsaturated fats. These are good fats that your body needs so it is much better to cook with these than saturated fats such as butter, coconut or palm oil as excessive consumption of saturated fats can be damaging to heart health.