Recipe of Spicy Chicken Chow Mein
Chow Mein are stir fried noodles. It can be cooked in different variations according to one’s taste. Chow mein is a much loved dish among kids and adults. It is popular among different parts of the world like China, Britain, United States, Pakistan, India, etc.. So here is an easy recipe of chicken chow mein. Now you don’t always need to go to a restaurant to satisfy your taste buds. This is perfect for any meal time; school tiffin, lunch, snack or dinner.
Lets start 🙂
Preparation Time : 20 minutes
Cooking Time : 15 minutes
Serves : 8
Course : Snack, Lunch and Dinner
Noodles : 1 Packet
Chicken : 3-4 pcs
Carrots : 2-3 pieces
Cabbage : ¼ Kilos
Peas : ¼ Kilo (If available)
Capsicum : 1 (Thick cut Slices)
Onion : 2 medium sized
Green Chilies : 6-8 pcs Chopped
French Beans : 8-10 pcs (Optional)
Chicken stock/ broth : 2 cups
Corn flour : ¼ cup
Chinese Salt : 1 ½ tea spoon Leveled
Table salt : 1- 1 ½ tea spoon
Sugar : 1 tea spoon
Soya sauce : ¼ cup
Oil : ½ cup
Chilie Garlic Sauce : As to Taste
** You can also add other vegetables according to the nutritional values and your taste buds like Turnip, Bean sprout, etc.
Remove chicken meat from bones and cut into stripes.
Boil the bones in 4 cups of water till 2 cup of broth/ stock is prepared. (you can use readymade chicken stock cubes aswel but I prefer making one at home because of nutritional value. Also keeping in mind that if using stock cubes reduce the quantity of salt as it’s also added in the cubes.)
All vegetables to be cut into thin stripes except for capsicum and green chilies. Cut capsicum into thick slices and green chilies to be finely chopped.
Boil about 12 to 25 cups of water with table salt. When the water boils add noodles and cook till they are tender and strain them.
Make a paste of corn flour powder with water.
Heat oil and add chicken stripes and fry them. Then add onion, cabbage, peas, carrot, beans, sprouts, capsicum, one after another frying each before adding the other. Fry a little and add sugar. Sugar is added so that the color of vegetables is maintained.
Then add salt, Chinese salt, chopped green chilies and soya sauce. Cook for 2 minutes.
Then add stock and corn flour paste. Cook for another 3 minutes.
Now add the noodles and Chilie Garlic sauce.
Mix well and put on very low flame for 5 minutes.
While boiling noodles add some oil in water. In this way the noodles won’t stick together later.
You can also run cold water in noodles after straining to prevent them from sticking to each other and forming lumps.
Adding Chillie garlic sauce is totally optional.