Chicken Chow Mein

One of the most famous dishes in Chinese restaurants throughout the world! A classic stir fried noodle recipe with chicken and mixed vegetables…

Ingredients (for 2)

  • 1/2 pack chow mein noodles (about 180 gr or 6 oz)
  • 1/2 cup bean sprouts
  • 1/2 chicken breast
  • 1/2 cup champignon mushrooms
  • 1 cup Chinese cabbage (bok choi)
  • 1/2 onion
  • 1/4 bell pepper
  • 1/2 celery stalk
  • 1/2 spring onion
  • 2 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds
  • 1 tsp corn starch
  • 4 tbsp vegetable oil
  • salt & black pepper


  • Wash and pat dry bean sprouts and set aside
  • Cut chicken breast into strips and add them to a bowl with all of the ingredients for the marinade: ½ of the oyster sauce, ½ of the soy sauce, salt and black pepper
  • Coat well chicken pieces and marinate for 20 minutes
  • In the meantime, in a bowl add a sip of water, the corn starch, remaining oyster sauce and soy sauce; whisk well and set aside
  • Bring water to a boil in a large sauce pan, then add rock salt and noodles, and cook until soft, according to package directions
  • Wash and prepare the vegetables: coarsely chop celery, bok choy, mushrooms and pepper (deseeded) into bite-size pieces, finely slice spring onion and onion
  • Heat half of the oil in an Asian wok or frying pan over medium-high heat
  • Stir fry the noodles for 2 minutes, until golden, and remove to a plate
  • Add remaining oil, onion and the chicken strips, and stir fry over high heat until browned (about 5-6 minutes); remove to a plate
  • Add mushrooms, celery, bok-choi, peppers, bean sprouts, a sip of water and a pinch of salt, and cook for 6-7 minutes
  • Add the noodles and the chicken back into the wok, stir in the sauce and the spring onions
  • Mix everything together for a couple of minutes over high heat
  • Garnish the chow mein with toasted sesame seeds and serve hot!

Tips from the Chef

  • Do not overcook the noodles in water or they will come out too soft when stir fried
  • You can substitute bok choy with regular cabbage, cauliflower or broccoli