Tuesday, 19 April 2005

Chicken Satay Chow Mein

Here's a chicken chow mein with a twist. I find marinating the meat in satay sauce gives it a bit of a bite and a nice rich taste. I've been doing this for years but always forget to write down my adjustment to the recipe in the Australian Women's Weekly Chinese Cooking Class cookbook. Finally nailed it down this week when my kids requested some 'noodle thingie'. The originally recipe is too salty to our taste so I have to tone it down considerably plus we wanted more noodles than meat so that one was reduced as well. Easy to make and I'm sure would go down well with the family.

Chicken Satay Chow Mein

350 g  boneless chicken meat - cut into about 3/4-inch pieces
2 Tbsp oil

1 Tbsp soy sauce
1 tsp chilli sauce [optional]
1 Tbsp cooking wine
1 1/2 Tbsp bottled satay sauce

250 g  egg noodles
1 Tbsp oil [optional]

1 Tbsp oil
1 medium onion - sliced
1/2 Tbsp minced garlic
125 g  small mushrooms - sliced
1/2 red bell pepper - sliced
125 g  mangetout (sitcharo) - topped and tailed
125 g  bean sprouts (togue)

1 tsp sugar
2 tsp cornstarch
1/2 cup chicken stock
1 Tbsp cooking wine
1 1/2 Tbsp oyster sauce
1 Tbsp soy sauce
  1. Mix sliced chicken and all marinade ingredients in a container. Marinate in the fridge for at least 1 hour.
  2. Cook egg noodles in boiling water according to the package instructions. Stir fry noodles briefly in 1 Tbsp of oil and dish up in a serving plate OR just toss the noodles with 1 Tbsp oil and put in a serving plate.
  3. In another bowl combine all ingredients for the sauce. Set aside.
  4. Heat 2 Tbsp oil in a wok. Fry chicken with the marinade until thoroughly cooked (about 10 minutes). Push to one side of the wok.
  5. Saute garlic and onion in the wok until aromatic.
  6. Add in mushrooms, mangetout, and bell pepper. Stir fry for a few seconds.
  7. Mix in the chicken and stir fry for about 2-3 minutes.
  8. Add bean sprouts, stir fry for about 1 minute.
  9. Stir in the sauce and bring to boil until thick. Give it a stir for a few seconds. Dish up and pour on top of the cooked noodles.

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