Chicken chow mein

Serves: 3
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes


  • dash sunflower oil
  • 1 onion, halved and then thinly sliced
  • 2 chicken breasts, shreddedinto thin 4cm-long strips
  • 1 carrot, cut into 2cm-long matchsticks
  • 125g shiitake mushrooms
  • 1 courgette, cut into sticks100g frozen soya beans, defrosted
  • 2 tsp Chinese five-spice
  • 2 tsp reduced-salt soy sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 300g pack ready-cooked egg noodles


  1. Add the sunflower oil to a large pan or wok, then add the onion and cook for 2 minutes.
  2. Next, add the chicken and stir constantly for 3-4 minutes, making sure the pieces don’t stick together.
  3. Add the carrots, mushrooms and courgette. Cook for a further 3-4 minutes, again, stirring constantly.
  4. Next, add the soya beans, Chinese five-spice, soy sauce, garlic and noodles.
  5. Mix well for another 3-4 minutes until the noodles are hot through.


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