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Chinese Chicken & Vegetable Noodles

This recipe appears to have a lot if ingredients, but the majority are store cupboard ingredients that I use time and time again. I use a lot of vegetables but only two chicken breasts to serve 5 of us! As long as you cut the chicken thinly, there is plenty to go around! Of course, noodles are a filler, so if you want to make this recipe go even further, add a couple more nests and mix the noodles into the stir fry before serving. This recipe serves five, two adults and three children.

This recipe is quick, cheap and easy, making a piece of chicken go a long way! The chinese flavours are easy to achieve and make it a great mid week, family meal!

Ingredients:

  • A little cooking oil (I like rape seed)
  • Small red onion, sliced into half moons
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped small or crushed
  • Thumb sized piece of ginger, peeled and finely chopped
  • 2 chicken breasts, sliced thinly into strips (thin strips cook quicker than chunks)
  • 2 carrots, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 a red pepper, cubed
  • 4-6 mushrooms, sliced
  • Several florets of broccoli, halved or quartered
  • Handful of french beans, cut into quarters

Buzymum - Vegetables chopped and ready for the stir fry

  • 2 tsp chinese five spice powder
  • 1 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp dark soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce
  • Dry egg noodles (3-4 nests I find feeds 5 with this recipe)
  • 2 tsp toasted sesame oil

Method:

  • Gently fry off the onion in a little oil, on a low heat, until softened
  • Add the garlic and ginger and stir for a minute before adding the chicken and sprinkle over the chinese five spice
  • Leave to cook gently for 5 mins
  • Stir and ensure each piece of meat is turned over
  • The chicken should now be white in colour

Buzymum - Chicken with the onion,garlic and ginger  Buzymum - The chicken is ready to add veg

  • Add the broccoli, carrot and french beans, stir
  • Add the soy (light and dark) and fish sauce, cover and allow to steam for 5 mins
  • Meanwhile, get a saucepan of water up the boil for the noodles
  • Add the mushrooms and peppers (we like the pepper to have a bit of crunch) and steam for a further 5 mins
  • Put the noodles into the boiling water (time according to instructions, usually around 3 mins)
  • The soy, fish sauce and water from the veggies, should be enough to steam but if it looks a bit dry, just add a splash of water

Buzymum - All veg in the stir fry ⇒ Buzymum - Chinese chicken ready to serve

  • Check that the chicken is cooked through and the veg is as soft as you like it
  • Drain the noodles and dress in the toasted sesame oil
  • Serve the stir fried chicken and vegetables on a bed of the noodles

Buzymum - Chinese chicken, veggie noodles

Enjoy your Chinese Chicken & Vegetable Noodles!!

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