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Chicken Chow Mein

The Marvelous Melange of Ingredients


NOODLES (Because Let’s Keep It Simple):


  1. A brick of Chinese noodles – It’s not just any brick; it’s the cornerstone of your noodle adventure. Handle it with care.


SWEET AND SOUR SAUCE (For a Saucy Affair):


  • 25ml tomato paste – The tomato’s bold cousin, ready to play a leading role in your saucy drama.
  • 25ml brown sugar – Sweet like a summer romance, with the depth of a seasoned relationship.
  • 15ml soya sauce – A dash of Asian mystique to keep things intriguing.
  • 15ml vinegar – The sour twist that adds a zing to your sauce.
  • 25ml pineapple juice – A tropical breeze that whispers sweet secrets into your sauce.
  • 5ml cornflour – The backstage magician, here to thicken the plot.


CHICKEN CHOW MEIN (A Star-Studded Cast):


  1. 1 chicken breast, sliced into thin julienne strips – The chicken, ready to be the leading actor in this culinary production.
  2. 10ml soya sauce – A subtle hint of soy sophistication to tickle your taste buds.
  3. ½ baby cabbage, shredded – The baby cabbage, young and tender, looking for its big break.
  4. ¼ onion, thinly sliced – The onion, ready to shine with its sharp performance.
  5. 1 carrot, cut into julienne strips – The carrot, playing a role as a vegetable diva.
  6. 2 mushrooms, sliced – The dynamic duo of mushrooms, adding earthy depth to the narrative.
  7. 1 courgette, transformed into julienne strips – The courgette, ready for its elegant debut.
  8. ¼ red pepper, deseeded and sliced into julienne strips – The red pepper, bold and fiery, destined for a spicy affair.
  9. 5 pineapple cubes – The pineapple cubes, sweet and surprising, here to keep things interesting.
  10. 250ml boiling water – A cameo appearance by boiling water to stir up some steam.
  11. 10ml oil – The oil, ready to grease the wheels of your culinary journey.
  12. ½ portion of those noodles – Don’t forget about our trusty noodles; they’re the co-stars in this noodle-icious tale.


The Epic Tale of Chicken Chow Mein – A Cooking Odyssey




  1. Begin this culinary odyssey by washing and preparing your vegetable comrades. Give them a pep talk about the adventure that awaits them in the frying pan.
  2. Slice the chicken into thin strips and sprinkle them with soya sauce. Let them marinate like they’re at a spa retreat.
  3. Heat up some oil in a frying pan, and like a maestro conducting an orchestra, sauté the onion until it serenades your senses. Then, add the marinated chicken to the party.
  4. Now, for the grand vegetable procession! Stir-fry them in the order of their hardness: first, the carrots, then the courgettes, peppers, mushrooms, cabbage, bean sprouts, and finally, the pineapple. It’s like a vegetable parade where everyone gets their moment to shine.
  5. Prepare the sweet and sour sauce by mixing all the sauce ingredients together, excluding the cornflour. Let them mingle until they reach the brink of a flavorful eruption.
  6. Heat this sauce concoction until it’s just about to boil, then create a magical paste with the cornflour and use it to thicken the sauce. Let it simmer for a whole minute, allowing the flavors to waltz together in harmony.
  7. While the sauce simmers, cook the noodles in a pot of boiling, salted water for a mere 2 to 3 minutes. These noodles are like quick-draw gunslingers of the culinary world.
  8. Drain the noodles, and with the finesse of a magician, add them to the vegetable ensemble. Pour that enchanting sauce over the top and sauté everything together in a frenzy of flavors.
  9. With the performance complete, it’s time to serve up your masterpiece. Gather your adoring audience, aka your family and friends, and let them savor the epic tale of Chicken Chow Mein that you’ve just created. Bravo!


Prepare for applause and accolades, dear chef, for you’ve just completed a cooking saga fit for a gourmet king or queen!

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