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Chicken Chow Mein

Ingredients

  • 1/2 lb Dried or fresh egg noodles
  • 1/4 lb Boneless chicken breasts,skinned
  • 2 ts Light soy sauce
  • 2 ts Rice wine or dry sherry
  • 1 T. Oil, preferably peanut; plus
  • 1 ts Oil, preferably peanut
  • 1 ts Finely chopped garlic
  • 2 oz Snow peas; trimmed
  • 1 oz Smithfield ham or prosciutto -finely shredded
  • 1 ts Light soy sauce
  • 1/2 ts Granulated sugar
  • 1 T. Finely chopped scallions
  • 2 ts Sesame oil
  1. If you’re using fried noodles, cook according to package instructions.
  2. Cool in cold water until you’re ready to use.
  3. If you’re using fresh Chinese noodles, boil them for 3-5 minutes, then immerse in cold water.
  4. Using a cleaver or sharp knife, slice chicken into shreds 2″ long.
  5. Mix chicken with the 2 teaspoons of light soy sauce and rice wine or sherry in a small bowl. Mix well.
  6. Let chicken marinate at room temperature about 10 minutes.
  7. Heat a wok or large skillet.
  8. Add 2 teaspoons of oil & chicken shreds.
  9. Stir-fry about 2 minutes, then transfer to a plate. Clean the wok.
  10. Drain noodles, shaking off as much water as possible.
  11. Reheat pan, add 1 T. of oil & garlic.
  12. Stir-fry for 10 seconds, add snow peas & ham.
  13. Stir-fry about 1 minute, add noodles, sugar, 1 t. of soy sauce and scallions.
  14. Continue to stir-fry about 2 minutes, then return chicken to noodle mixture.
  15. Continue to stir-fry about 3-4 minutes or until chicken is cooked.
  16. Add the sesame oil & give the mixture a few final stirs.

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