Chow Mein

Chow Mein

Ingredients:

  • 400g boneless chicken breast (without skin, sliced very thin)
  • 1 teaspoon of 5 Chinese flavors
  • 1 tablespoon dark soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon hot pepper sauce (or to taste)
  • 1-2 teaspoons starch
  • 200g noodles (usually of rice or wheat)
  • 1/2 red bell pepper (peeled and cut into strips)
  • 2 spring onions (chopped)
  • 100g fresh mung bean sprouts
  • 4 tablespoons brown sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon peanut oil (or sunflower)
  • 2-4 tablespoons light soy sauce
  • Fresh coriander leaves (to serve)

 

Steps:

  1. Pour the starch with a little soy sauce or water in a bowl. This way it will better integrate into the marinade.
  2. Marinade the chicken in a large bowl with the starch mixture, mix the five flavours, the dark soy sauce and the hot pepper sauce for about 20-30 minutes.
  3. Cook the noodles in boiling water and rehydrate them for 3 minutes. Drain and cool under running cold water to stop the cooking process.
  4. Then sprinkle them with a little sesame oil and mix. In this manner they will not stick between them and the sesame oil will give them a special taste.
  5. Heat a wok over medium heat. Add the peanut oil and heat it.
  6. After it begins to smoke slightly, add the meat and cook very quick at high heat for 1 minute, stirring so that it will brown evenly.
  7. Add the peppers and the bean sprouts and stir. Cook for another 1 minute.
  8. Add in the wok the noodles and stir. Quickly fry them for 1-2 minutes. Add the soy sauce, pouring it on the walls of the wok, add the remaining sesame oil, the green onion and the coriander.
  9. Serve immediately the hot, steaming recipe.

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