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Chicken Chow Mein with Rainbow Vegetables

Chicken Chow Mein with Rainbow Vegetables

A delicious, healthy and quick take on the ever famous Chicken Chow Mein. Ready in just under 30 minutes.
Course Lunch/Dinner
Cuisine Chinese
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 3 -4


  • 200 grams chow mein noodles see notes for subsitution
  • 2 tablespoons oil I use canola
  • 2 tablespoons ginger garlic paste see notes
  • 1 green chili slit and the seeds taken out
  • 500 grams boneless skinless chicken breasts (chopped in bite size cubes)
  • 1 teaspoon salt adjust to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1 medium onion thinly sliced
  • 1 carrot julienned (see notes)
  • 2 cups cabbage finely shredded (see notes)
  • 1/2 cup mushrooms thinly sliced
  • 1/2 bell pepper julienned
  • 2 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar


  • Prepare the noodles according to the package instructions.
  • Heat the 1 tablespoon oil in a wok over high heat and add the ginger garlic paste and green chili and stir fry for about 30 seconds until you can smell the garlic in the wok.
  • Add the chicken and cook until it's white but not fully cooked through. This should take about 1 minute.
  • Season the chicken with salt and white pepper. Take the chicken out of the wok and set aside.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of oil to the wok, and then add the vegetables. I start by adding the onion and carrot, wait for them to soften slightly and then add the cabbage, mushrooms and bell pepper. Stir fry for about 1 minute.
  • Add in the chicken and saute for 1-2 minutes, ensuring that the chicken is cooked.
  • Add in the noodles, oyster sauce, soy sauce and white vinegar and stir fry for 1-2 minutes.
  • Delicious chicken chow mein is ready! You can now dig in with your chopsticks.


Note 1 The chow mein noodles can be substituted with spaghetti. I didn't have chow mein noodles at home so I used spaghetti.
Note 2 I use my chopper to mince the ginger and garlic, because I find it faster and convenient than chopping by hand.
Note 3 I use my food processor to julienne the carrot. You can use a box grater too, or do it by hand.
Note 4 I also use my food processor to shred the cabbage because it's super fast. Again, you can use a box grater or do it by hand. It'll just take a little longer.