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Fakeaway Chicken Chow Mein

Fakeaway Chicken Chow Mein

  • Author: caroline
  • Total Time: 17 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x


This chicken chow mein fakeaway is so tasty, you won’t believe how healthy it is or how quick it is to cook! Sure to become one of your staple meals.



Chicken Chow Mein Ingredients

Marinated Chicken:

  • 125g chicken breast – sliced into small strips
  • 1 tsp mirin (see note 2)
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda


  • 1 tsp cornflour
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp oyster sauce

Stir Fry

  • 1/2 carrot (around 50 g) – sliced julienne into thin pieces (see note 1)
  • 1 baby boy choy (around 30 g) – sliced into thumb width pieces length-ways
  • 50g cabbage – sliced very thinly
  • small handful of bean sprouts  (around 30 g)
  • 1 clove garlic – finely chopped
  • 60g egg noodles


1. Mix together the marinade in a bowl and add the chicken, set to one side

Fakeaway Chicken Chow Mein Step 1

2. Prepare all the vegetables as directed above. Make the sauce by combining all the sauce ingredients. Make sure you have everything ready before you cook because it cooks really quick!

Fakeaway Chicken Chow Mein Step 4

3. Cook the noodles according to packet instructions – reducing the cooking time by around 1 minute. Drain and rinse in cold water and then toss a little oil through them to stop sticking. 

4. Heat the oil in a wok (or large frying pan) over a medium high heat and add the chicken with the marinade. Cook for around 1 minute, stirring frequently. Remove the chicken and place on a plate

Fakeaway Chicken Chow Mein Step 2

5. Add the garlic and cook for around 30 seconds – don’t let it burn! 

Fakeaway Chicken Chow Mein Step 3

6. Add the carrots, bok choy and cabbage and a couple of tablespoons of water and cook for around 2 minutes to soften.

Fakeaway Chicken Chow Mein Step 5

7. Add the noodles and sauce and cook for a further minute, stirring or tossing every 20 seconds or so

Fakeaway Chicken Chow Mein Step 6

8. Add the beans sprouts and chicken and stir and cook for a further 1 minute – plate and serve! Told you it was quick 🙂


  1. Make sure you cut the carrot and cabbage really finely. The only cook for a few minutes in the pan and while you want them to still be crunchy you don’t want them too thick so that they don’t heat through either. I used a mandolin to get thin strips then cut into thin slices across.
  2. If you don’t want to use Mirin (although you can buy non-alcoholic varieties, which is what I tend to use), then swap for a teaspoon of rice wine vinegar and half a teaspoon of sugar.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 7 minutes
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Hob
  • Cuisine: Chinese


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 550
  • Fat: 4g
  • Carbohydrates: 72g
  • Protein: 42g

Keywords: chinese, chow mein, noodles, chicken, stir fry, fakeaway, dinner