20 Minute Protein-Packed Chicken Chow Mein Recipe
Dinner / Chicken
Nick Harris-Fry for Coach
This quick-fix dinner is as tasty as it is simple to make.
There are some days when you can enjoy the luxury of having a couple of spare hours to make dinner, and then there are days when it feels like you have no time at all. It’s tempting to opt for a takeaway or beans on toast when you’re as time-starved as you are starving, but if you keep the ingredients for this chicken chow mein recipe from HelloFresh to hand you’ll always have a the option of making a proper meal in double-quick time.
The recipe takes a mere 20 minutes to make, involves little washing-up and counts as two of your five-a-day. It’s also loaded with protein – a chunky 49g per serving – so it makes for an ideal post-workout dinner.
2 8oz. boneless, skinless organic chicken thighs (diced)
1 red pepper (sliced)
3 scallions (chopped)
2 nests of egg noodles
8oz. snow peas
1.5 Tbsp. soy sauce
1.5 oz. chow mein paste
Add the noodles to a saucepan, cover with boiling water and place on medium-high heat. Simmer for four minutes, then drain in a colander, drizzle with oil and set aside.
Meanwhile, heat a splash of oil in a large frying pan on a high heat.
Add the chicken and stir-fry for four minutes until golden.
Then add the pepper, snow peas and half the scallions. Stir-fry for five minutes, until the chicken is no longer pink in the middle.
Stir in the soy sauce and 2 Tbsp water. Lower the heat to medium, stir in the chow mein paste (you can get this ready-made or make your own if you have a bit more time), and stir-fry for one minute to dissolve.
Then add the noodles to the pan and stir through until piping hot.
Serve the chicken chow mein in bowls sprinkled with the remaining spring onion.
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