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Tuesday, 24 April 2012

How To Prepare and Cook Authentic Chinese Restuarant Chicken Chow Mein

Rice is the staple food for people in the south of China, whereas people in the north rely more on wheat products.

The Chinese word fan covers all the staple food such as rice, noodles, pancakes and dumplings.
Plain rice boiled or steamed is normally served with everyday meals while noodles and fried rice are served on their own for a light meal or snack.

In this post I am going to show you how to prepare and cook an authentic Chinese restaurant style Chicken Chow Mein.

Keep in mind the principle of cutting all the ingredients into matching shapes and sizes, in this case thin shreds like the noodles themselves.

Prep. and cooking time 30 minutes                               serves 4

You will need:
450gm of fresh or 250gm of dried egg noodles
4-5 tbs seasoned oil
225gm of chicken breast
115gm French beans
115gm fresh bean sprouts
1 tsp salt
½ tsp soft brown sugar
1 tbs Chinese rice wine
2 tbs light soy sauce
2 spring onions finely shredded
A little stock, if necessary
A few drops of sesame oil

Cook the noodles according to the instructions on the packet, drain and rinse under cold water the mix with a little of the seasoned oil.

Thinly shred the chicken breast and top and tail the beans.

Heat about 3 tbs of seasoned oil in a wok, stir fry the chicken and vegetables for about 2 minutes, add the salt, sugar, wine, half of the soy sauce and half of the spring onions, blend well and add a little stock if needed.

Place this in a dish and keep warm.

Heat the remaining oil in the wok and stir fry the noodles in the remaining soy sauce for 2-3 minutes. Place on a large serving dish and put the chicken and vegetables on top, garnish with the sesame oil, the remaining spring onions and serve.