Stir-fried chicken, vegetables, and noodles.
"Chow mein" is a Cantonese dish that consists of fried noodles (crispy or not) with vegetables and small pieces of meat (or shrimp) stir-fried and covered with a soy-based gravy. It is a very adaptable recipe, where the vegetables may be easily varied to suit your fancy or ... to clean out the refrigerator before they go stale.
|1||green onions/scallions, finely chopped|
|1 clove||garlic, finely chopped|
|1/3 cup||snow peas, cut in half crosswise||30 g|
|1/3||yellow or red sweet peppers, cut into thin strips||65 g|
|80 g||Chinese noodles (chow mein)|
|2||chicken thighs, boneless, skinless, cut into strips||130 g|
|1 1/2 tbsp||canola oil||23 mL|
|1/2 tsp||sesame seed oil||2.5 mL|
|3/4 cup||soybean sprouts||60 g|
|2 tsp||Hoisin sauce||10 mL|
|2 tsp||soy sauce, low-sodium||10 mL|
|1 tsp||sugar||4 g|
|2 tsp||rice vinegar||10 mL|
|3/4 tsp||cornstarch||2 g|
|ground pepper to taste [optional]|
Before you start
You will need a wok or frying pan.
Put the serving dish in the oven at the lowest setting to keep the chicken warm while the vegetables cook.
- Prepare the vegetables: Finely chop the green onions and garlic; cut the snow peas in half crosswise; cut the pepper into thin strips.
- Cook the noodles in a large pot of salted boiling water until al dente, about 3 min. Rinse in cold water to stop the cooking process and drain thoroughly. Set aside.
- Cut the chicken into thin strips. Heat half of the canola oil and the sesame oil in a frying-pan or wok. Add the chicken pieces and sauté over high heat 4-5 min until golden on all sides. Season with salt and pepper. Take the pieces out of the wok, then set them aside on the warmed serving plate in the oven.
- Add the remaining canola oil to the wok. Stir in the green onions and garlic. Cook 1 min, then add the snow peas and pepper strips. Sauté 4 min with frequent stirring. Cover and cook 2 min. Add the soybean sprouts.
- Meanwhile, mix the remaining ingredients in a small bowl. Pour the sauce mixture over the vegetables, then stir to coat well. Add the chicken and noodles, then toss well and heat through, 2-3 min. Serve hot.
Nutrition Facts Table
per 1 Serving (180g)
% Daily Value
Servings of Canada's Food Guide1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
|Vegetables and Fruits :||1 ¼||servings|
|Grain Products :||1 ¾||servings|
|Milk and Alternatives :||0||serving|
|Meat and Alternatives :||½||serving|
ClaimsThis recipe is :
- Source of :
- Copper, Fibre, Iron, Niacin, Omega-3, Omega-6, Pantothenic Acid, Phosphorus, Potassium, Vitamin A, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Zinc
- Good source of :
- Folacin, Magnesium, Manganese, Vitamin E
- Excellent source of :
- Vitamin C, Vitamin K
|Meat and Alternatives||1 ½|