CHICKEN CHOW MEIN

It’s the start of the New Year, and as usual we all set new goals for ourselves.  I have both personal and professional goals for 2019.  I’ve been thinking of ways of enhancing this blog and bringing more content to you, my readers.  My goal for this year is to create videos for my YouTube channel for all of the recipes on my blog!   Let’s face it, everyone wants a video to go along with the recipe and I’m up for the challenge.  The first video is for my Chicken Chow mein.   This video has been in the works for a year, yes an entire year. I’ve filmed this video a total of 4 times but never posed it because I wasn’t happy with the quality of the video.  I finally invested in a new camera for filming because I really wanted to bring you guys the content that you want.

Chowmein is one of my favorite dishes!  I mean, who doesn’t love a good chowmein?  I’ll tell you who…my 7 year old, he just doesn’t like it.  But with the exception of him, just about everyone I know loves chow mein.   Chicken chow mein is the type I make the most and it is super simple to make.  Guyanese love chowmein and we tend to have it at just about every celebration. This isn’t a traditional Guyanese Chicken Chow Mein but it is just as good.  I used carrots and peppers but my mom would use bora(Chinese long beans) and pumpkin in hers when we live in Guyana and it was just as good!  Be sure to scroll down for the recipe video and head on over to my YouTube Channel and subscribe.  My goal is to have two new videos up weekly on my channel so stay tuned!

 

CHICKEN CHOW MEIN

Ingredients

  • 1 12 oz pack chowmein noodles
  • 1 lb boneless chicken thighs cut into thin strips
  • 1 tbsp crushed garlic
  • 1 tbsp grated ginger
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • ½ tsp 5 spice powder
  • 1 wiri wiri pepper, finely chopped
  • ¾ red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • ¾ green bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 carrot, cut into thin strips
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • Canola oil
  • 5 scallion, finely chopped
  • Shredded cabbage for garnish

Instructions

  1. Cook chow mein noodles according to directions and set aside.
  2. Season chicken with garlic, ginger, 2 tbsp soy sauce and 5 spice powder. Mix well to coat evenly.
  3. In a large frying pan or wok, add 1 tbsp canola oil. When oil is hot add chicken and cook on high for 5-7 minutes. Add peppers and onion to the pot and stir fry for an additional 3 minutes.
  4. Add remaining 1 tbsp of soy sauce and black pepper to the chowmein and mix using a large fork to coat the chowmein with the soy sauce. Add chicken and vegetable mix to the chowmein and repeat. Mix until well coated then taste to see if additional salt is needed.
  5. Add 1 tsp oil to the pan or wok and fry chowmein in 2 batches. Combine, then add scallion. Serve with thinly sliced green cabbage.
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Comments

  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!.