Chicken Chow Mein

3.6/5 rating (19 votes)
  • Serves: 4
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Ready in: about 5 mins
  • Difficulty: Very Easy
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Chicken Chow Mein

Cook this tasty family meal for as little as £4.74


  • 2 tbsp any oil
  • 6 spring onions, sliced on a long diagonal
  • 50g fresh ginger, peeled and cut into fine strips
  • 4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 red pepper, sliced
  • 1 yellow pepper, sliced
  • 1 green pepper, sliced
  • 200g cooked chicken, pork or turkey
  • 400g beansprouts
  • 100g mangetout, sliced (or frozen green beans)
  • 4 tbsp reduced-sugar ketchup
  • 4 tbsp oyster sauce (optional)
  • 2 tbsp reduced-salt soy sauce
  • 2 egg noodle nests (or rice or wholemeal noodles), cooked

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  • Heat half the oil in a wok over a high heat, then add half the onions, ginger, garlic and peppers. Stir-fry for 2 minutes or until they take on a little colour.
  • Add half the meat, beansprouts and mangetout and stir-fry for a couple of minutes.
  • Next add half the ketchup, oyster sauce and soy sauce with a touch of water. Heat through for a few minutes, then finally add half the noodles and stir through.
  • Repeat with the remaining ingredients, then mix together the two batches.

Phil's Tips

To cut cost, you can use frozen green beans instead of the mangetout, and use up any cooked leftover meat – there’s no need to buy fresh or precooked meat.