Chow Mein is chow mein, deliciously amazing and easy to make. But sometimes you want that extra kick. Like a really sharp kick of spice, and these noodles are perfect for the job! You can make this as a weeknight meal, weekend meal, snack, midnight snack, morning snack, you get the picture.
The recipe is straightforward, I almost always have the ingredients in my pantry, and once you try this recipe you’ll have these ingredients in your pantry always as well.
Here’s what you need to serve 3-ish people:
1 pound boneless chicken, cut into thin strips
1 Tblspn Vinegar
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp white pepper
pinch of chili powder
2 Tblspn corn flour
2 Tblspn Sambal Olek
3 Tblspn soy sauce
2 Tblspn oyster sauce
1 tsp sesame oil
salt and black pepper to taste
3/4 pack spaghetti, cooked according to box instructions (toss in 1 tsp sesame oil)
2 cups shredded cabbage
1 thinly sliced bell pepper
1/2-3/4 cup shredded carrots
1/2 cup green onions, chopped
Start off by marinating the chicken in the vinegar, salt, white pepper and chili powder. After about 20 minutes or just before cooking add the corn flour and mix well. In a wide pan heat some oil and pan fry the strips of chicken, making sure to leave some space in between each piece. Cook on medium low flame for 3 minutes, then flip over and cook for another 3 minutes. That way the coating won’t stick to the bottom of the pan.
Once the chicken is cooked add the sauces (samba olek, soy sauce, oyster sauce and sesame oil) and half of the green onions and cook until the chicken is coated. Taste for salt and spice. Then add the chicken to the noodles. Toss well, and the sauce will coat the noodles.
In a separate pan heat a little oil and sauce the vegetables on high heat for a minute or two, then add to the chicken and noodles along with the remaining green onions. Toss well. Add salt and black pepper to taste and enjoy warm!
You can adjust the level of spice by adding more or less of the samba olek.