Thursday, 14 November 2013

Chicken chow mein – Recommended Recipe!

Chicken Chow Mein – serves 4, ready in 40 mins including preparation and marinating time

225g dried or fresh egg noodles
4tsp sesame oil
100g boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut into fine shreds 5cm long
2 ½ tbsp groundnut oil
1 tbsp finely chopped garlic
50g mangetout, finely shredded
50g Parma ham or cooked ham, finely shredded
2 tsp light soy sauce
2 tsp dark soy sauce
1 tbsp dry sherry
1 tsp salt
½ tsp ground white pepper
½ tsp sugar
3 tbsp spring onions, finely chopped

For the marinade:
2 tsp light soy sauce
2 tsp dry sherry
1 tsp sesame oil
½ tsp salt
½ tsp freshly ground white pepper

1.       Cook the noodles in boiling water for 3-5 minutes, then drain and plunge into cold water. Drain again and toss with 3 tsp of the sesame oil until noodles are coated and set to one side.
2.       Combine the marinade ingredients, toss with the chicken and leave for 10 mins. Heat 1 tbsp of the groundnut oil in a wok over a high heat and, when very hot and slightly smoking, add the chicken. Stir-fry for about 2 mins, then transfer to a plate. Wipe the wok clean.
3.       Reheat the wok until hot and add the rest of the groundnut oil. When the oil is very hot, add the garlic and stir fry for about 10 seconds. Add the mangetout and ham and stir fry for another minute.
4.       Add the noodles, soy sauces, dry sherry, salt, pepper, sugar and spring onions and stir fry for 2 mins. Return the chicken and remaining sesame oil to the wok and stir fry to mix for 5 mins. Serve immediately.

Source: Asda instore magazine.