Guest Recipe: Chicken Chow Mein

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This lovely little plate of lovliness is the product of another recipe by Amy from She Cooks She Eats. Amy talks in her blog about how this recipe was a response to an argument with her inner self (which I’m so glad she won) over whether or not to fall into the takeaway trap again. If we’re honest with ourselves, it’s probably an argument that we’ve all had at one time or another. We know we shouldn’t order takeaway but it’s so delicious and it’s a quick and easy option because someone else makes it for you! Well, that’s why I like this recipe, not because someone else makes it for you, well not unless you can convince someone too, but because it’s both delicious and quick and easy.

Here’s what you need…

3 chicken breasts thinly sliced

2 tablespoons of red wine vinegar

4 crushed garlic cloves

8 tablespoons of dark soy sauce

1 tablespoon of ground ginger

1 tablespoon of Chinese 5 spice

400g dried egg noodles

300g stir fry veg

8 spring onions

Here’s what to do…

Mix the red wine vinegar, garlic cloves, soy sauce, ground ginger and Chinese 5 spice together. Pour over the sliced chicken and stir to coat. Leave in the fridge to marinate for at least an hour

Cook the noodles according to the packet instructions and set aside

In a little oil, or spray oil, fry the chicken for 5 minutes over a medium-high heat. Add all the vegetables and cook for 5 minutes more

Tip the noodles into a pan and pour in the remaining marinade juices. Stir on high for 5 more minutes, mixing everything well then serve in warmed bowls

Couldn’t be more simple really and it was very, very tasty. It was well received amongst the family too, with clean bowls all round. Much cheaper and healthier than ringing for a takeaway so you can feel all saintly and virtuous afterwards as well.

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Molly tucking into hers…

In terms of how suitable it is for those following Slimming World it’s pretty much free with the exception of the oil and if you wanted this could be substituted for low calorie spray but personally I wouldn’t recommend it as it’s full of nasties that just aren’t good for you.

So next time you’re reaching for the phone, why not try this recipe out instead? Thanks again Amy!

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