1 Nov 2010

Healthy Chicken Chow Mein

This is one of Gizzi Erskine's recipes and is a firm favourite in our house. I usually go for the lazy option and just slice the chicken breasts in half, fry in a few sprays of olive oil and the shred once cooked. Takes the same time to cook this dish as it would to order from a takeaway and tastes a awful lot better!


Serves 2:

  • 15ml Oil, Groundnut, Average


  • ½ Med/90g Onions, Red, Raw, Average


  • 2 Cloves/6g Garlic, Raw, Average


  • 150g Bean Sprouts, Raw, Average


  • 1 Pack/150g Mange Tout, Fresh, Raw, Marks & Spencer


  • 225g Chicken, Breast, Fillets, Skinless & Boneless, Raw, Average


  • 2 Tbsps/30ml Sauce, Soy, Average


  • 2 Tsps/4g Ginger, Ground, Average


  • 2 Tsps/4g Five Spice, Powder, Sharwood's


  • 1 Serving/125g Noodles, Egg, Medium, Cooked, Sharwood's




  • Preheat the oven to 190C/375F/gas mark 5.

    Put a piece of foil (approx 30x40cm) onto a baking sheet and brush the centre with 1 teaspoon/5 ml of the oil.

    Place the chicken breasts, side by side, onto the centre of the foil, and sprinkle with 30ml of water. Close the foil around the chicken to make a loose, but tightly closed, parcel.

    Bake the chicken in the oven for 30-35 minutes until cooked through. Remove the chicken from the oven, allow it to cool slightly, shred and set aside.

    Thinly slice the onion, garlic and ginger, and top and tail the mange tout.

    Cook the noodles in a large pan of boiling, salted water according to the pack instructions.

    In the meantime, heat the remaining oil in a wok or large frying pan, and stir-fry the onion and ginger over high heat for 2-3 minutes until the onion is softened.

    Add the garlic, bean sprouts, mange tout and five spice powder, and continue stir-frying for a further minute.

    Drain the noodles well and add to the wok/frying pan, add shredded chicken and soy sauce. Stir-fry for a further 2 minutes until piping hot. Serve.

    Nutrition Data
    Per Serving
    Calories (kcal)
    396.3
    Carbohydrate (g)
    38.1
    Protein (g)
    39.4
    Fat (g)
    10.8
    Fibre (g)
    5.3
    Fruit & Veg
    2.6

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