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5 Minute Chow Mein
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5 Minute Chow Mein

5 Minute Chow Mein

Yup, only five minutes cooking time…with a little more time for prep - but not much...

Serves 2-3


  • 8 ounces dried Chinese egg noodles, if not pretty much any chow mein-like noodle will do
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/3 cup hot chicken broth or hot water
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon dark soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
  • Neutral oil
  • 1 small red pepper, sliced into 2” thin pieces
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken thighs, sliced into 2” thin pieces
  • 1 bunch green onions, dark green stems cut into 2” thin pieces - and the white & light green parts finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon each finely chopped ginger & garlic
  • Sesame seeds for garnish


  1. Put noodles into a pot of boiling water
  2. In a small bowl put the broth (or water), sugar, soy & oyster sauces - mix well to dissolve sugar and set aside
  3. Heat a wok/pan/whatever on high and add a tablespoon of the oil, and when it starts to smoke add the red pepper - cook about 2 minutes then add the chicken
  4. Stir to mix chicken and peppers together, and when the chicken is about halfway cooked, add the ginger & garlic - stir about a minute then add the green onion stems and give a quick mix
  5. Drain the noodles and add them to the chicken & vegetables - mix well then add the soy/oyster sauce mix
  6. Mix everything to coat really well with the sauce, then plate
  7. Garnish with chopped green onion and sesame seeds