Chicken Chow Mein
Celebrate the Chinese New Year – Chicken Chow Mein
300g dried egg noodles – cook according to the instructions on the packet and then toss in 1 teaspoon of ground nut or sesame oil to prevent sticking
3 large chicken breasts – cut into thin strips
1 tablespoon dark soy sauce
2 teaspoons Chinese Five Spice
1 dessertspoon chilli sauce (optional)
11/2 tablespoons cornflour
2 tablespoons groundnut or sunflower oil
2 red peppers – thinly sliced
1 packet (approx 300g) beansprouts
1 small bunch of spring onions – trimmed and sliced
4 tablespoons light soy sauce
1. Put the chicken in a large bowl and add the dark soy sauce, Five Spice and – if desired – chilli sauce. Stir and leave to marinate for 15 minutes then sprinkle in the cornflour.
2. Heat the oil in a wok – we used the Prestige Á La Carte Electric Wok but you could use a conventional Wok such as the Prestige Professional 26cm Stirfry – over a high heat and stir-fry the chicken for about 5 minutes until golden brown and cooked through.
3. Now add the red peppers, beansprouts and spring onion, stir fry for a few more minutes and then add the noodles.
4. Pour over the light soy sauce, stir well and serve.