Jehan Style Chicken Chowmein

chowmein1Hello my loves, how I’ve missed you so.  I’ve been pretty busy for the past few months and as a result my blog has suffered a bit.   I’ve been receiving  recipe request from you and I will try my best to fulfill all requests.  I’ve made a list and vow to go through it all and post dish by dish.  I’m starting with Guyanese Jehan Style Chow mein.  For those of you who will look at my recipe and ingredients and say it is not authentic, bare with me.  As a Guyanese living in Atlanta and like many of us who are based throughout the world, we are forced to adjust our childhood favorites based on the ingredients available to us.  Yes I know there is no hoisin sauce in Guyanese chowmein or water chestnuts, but it makes for one tasty dish.  Most of the ingredients are available at either your Asian grocery store or the supermarket.


Jehan Style Chicken Chowmein

1 12oz package of Chowmein

2 boneless, skinless chicken breast

1/2 large onion, chopped

2 cloves garlic, sliced thinly

2 scallion/green onion, finely chopped

2 tbsp vegetable oil

1 tbsp sesame oil

1/2 tsp grated ginger

1/2 tsp five spice powder

1/2 tsp red pepper flakes

3 tbsp light soy sauce

3 tbsp hoisin sauce

1 lb frozen stir fry vegetable mix, thawed

Cook chowmein according to directions on package.  While chowmein is cooking, slice chicken breast into thin strips and set aside.  Place vegetable oil and sesame oil in wok on a high fire.  When the oil is hot add chicken to the wok  and stir fry for 2 minutes.  Add ginger, garlic, onion, five spice powder, red pepper flakes and soy sauce and cook for another 2 minutes.  Add hoisin sauce and vegetable mix to chicken and stir until well combined.  Cook for an additional minute.  Add chowmein noodles to the chicken mixture and stir until all the noodles are coated with the sauce.  Remove from heat.  Sprinkle Chopped scallion over noodles and devour!




  1. Damalis
    March 8, 2010 / 2:18 pm

    I’m gonna go make some of this right now! yummmmm.

  2. March 13, 2010 / 2:23 pm

    Where have you been all this time?

  3. JehanP
    March 13, 2010 / 5:55 pm

    I have been busy, tied up and uninspired. I felts so bad not blogging but every time I decided to do some blogging the recipes didn’t turn out as planned. I’m getting back into it slowly but surely though. I have some recipe request and I’m starting back by doing those until I get back into the groove.

  4. April 7, 2010 / 7:03 pm

    Cant wait to try this!

  5. Deb Golding
    September 19, 2010 / 6:30 pm

    Hi Jehan,

    Your recipes are absolutely attractive and very delicious sounding. I am surprised you have not posted a Black cake and fudge recipe. I will keep checking to see when you do so. Keep up the great service. Thank you.

  6. JehanP
    September 20, 2010 / 7:55 am

    Deb I am currently experimenting with white and brown fudge but I have to tweak it a bit to make sure it’s perfect and foolproof when I post it. Fudge will be coming soon…hopefully! As for Black cake, I do have a recipe but I just never managed to post it, with the upcoming holidays I will try to post in time for Christmas. Thank you for the kind comments and keep visiting.

  7. Talia
    February 26, 2011 / 3:24 pm

    It was a 10 and received raved reviews
    Got it better on my 2nd try, probably because I use all the ingredients
    Definitely a victory, been trying to make
    A wonderful Guyanese flavored chowmein forever,
    But it would always come out tasting like pasta
    So thank u, thank u

  8. Raki
    July 3, 2011 / 6:21 pm

    I made this for dinner, it was absolutely delish!
    I followed the recipe exactly how its written yummo!……*****

  9. JehanP
    July 4, 2011 / 8:05 am

    Thanks Raki, I’m glad you enjoyed it!

  10. Krishna
    April 14, 2013 / 1:19 pm

    Great chowmein Jan. This is one my favorite meals to have when I visit Guyana.

  11. Carol Digby
    April 22, 2013 / 10:33 am

    Where can I find your cook book to buy? Thanks

  12. JehanP
    April 24, 2013 / 2:25 pm

    Hi Carol, I currently do not have a book but I’m considering doing an ebook.

  13. roy peters
    December 9, 2013 / 5:57 pm

    hi Jehan check last Sunday’s Stabroek news on line a nd get excited about these recipes posted by Cynthia Nelson: herbed breadfruit, plantain and sausage rolls and puffed pastry cheese straws. Enjoy the fun of reading them.

  14. M Aug
    February 22, 2014 / 11:01 am

    I just made this. Followed the recipe exactly, and it was soooooo delicious!!! Keep up the good work, girl!

  15. D. Singh
    June 14, 2016 / 8:23 pm

    Thank you for this recipe; I’ve eaten this chow-mein at one of my Guyanese friends and loved it; I asked for the recipe and she gave it to me but somehow I think that she didn’t list all the ingredients that she used. I made it by following her recipe and I didn’t like it because it didn’t taste as the one she made and I never made it again.
    I’ll try your recipe very soon and I’ll let you know how it turns out; I think it will be the recipe I like because of all the good reviews I read. Thank you Jehan and God bless!.