This is Chow Mein as I know it, however it is not really like the take away one or the one you get at Asian restaurants.
I have used prawns, chicken and vegetables along with sauces to create a healthy and delicious one pot meal.
Preparation Time: 20 minutes plus 20 minutes marinating time
Cooking Time: 15 minutes
Serves: 3 - 4
Ingredients 2 large chicken breasts
2 ½ tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp dry sherry
½ tsp chilli sauce, or to taste
½ tbsp sesame oil
½ tsp corn flour
150 g egg noodles
1 stick celery
100 g mushrooms
50 g snow peas
½ bunch spring onions
40 g short cut bacon (or you could use ham)
2 tbsp oil
50 g prawns, cooked and peeled
Slice the chicken finely into pieces.
Mix the soy sauce, chilli sauce, sherry, sesame oil, and corn flour together.
Stir in the chicken, cover and marinate for 20 minutes.
Meanwhile put the noodles into a bowl of boiling water, and cover completely - leave for 10 minutes, separating them once or twice.
Slice the celery diagonally, clean and slice the mushrooms.
Peel the carrots and cut them into thin matchsticks. Halve the snow peas, and cut the spring onions.
Vegetables should be about this size
Chop the bacon into small pieces and I cooked mine for a few minutes in the microwave, so it started to go crispy.
Heat half the oil in a wok and stir fry the celery and mushrooms for a minute.
Add the carrots, snow peas and spring onions and cook for about two minutes.
Take out of the wok.
Heat the remaining oil in the wok and add the chicken strips and the marinade, and stir fry for about 5 minutes - do not overcook or it will become dry.
Stir in the rinsed and drained noodles, prawns (I cut mine into smaller pieces as they were jumbo prawns), bacon and the cooked vegetables.
Stir fry for about 3 minutes or until it is hot throughout.