Chicken chow mein with bok choi & water chestnuts

Chicken chow mein with bok choi & water chestnuts

Chicken chow mein with bok choi & water chestnuts

Serves Serves 2
Time Cooks In20 minutes
DifficultyNot too tricky
Nutrition per serving Plus
  • Calories 444 22%
  • Fat 16.1g 23%
  • Saturates 3.7g 19%
  • Sugars 8.1g 9%
  • Salt 1.6g 27%
  • Protein 27.3g 55%
  • Carbs 50.8g 20%
  • Fibre 2.3g -
Of an adult's reference intake
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  • 4cm piece ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 fresh red chilli
  • 2 spring onions
  • half bunch coriander
  • 1 bak choi
  • 1 large skinless chicen breast , higher-welfare
  • groundnut oil
  • 100g free-range egg noodles
  • 1 heaped teaspoon cornflour
  • 1 220g tin water chestnuts
  • 3 tabslespoons soy sauce , low-salt
  • 1 lime
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  1. Put a pan of water on to boil. Peel and finely slice the ginger and garlic, then finely slice the chilli. Trim and finely slice the spring onions.
  2. Pick the coriander leaves and put to one side, then finely chop the stalks. Halve the bok choi lengthways. Slice the chicken into finger-sized strips and lightly season.
  3. Preheat a wok or large frying pan to high and once it’s very hot, add a good lug of oil and swirl it around. Stir in the chicken and cook for a couple of minutes, or until golden and cooked through.
  4. Add the ginger, garlic, chilli, coriander stalks and half the spring onions. Stir-fry for 30 seconds, keeping everything moving round the pan quickly.
  5. Cook the noodles and bok choi in the boiling water for just 2 to 3 minutes.
  6. Add the cornflour, water chestnuts and their water to the wok and give it another good shake. Remove from the heat and stir in 2 tablespoons of soy sauce. Halve the lime, squeeze the juice of one half into the pan and mix well.
  7. Drain the noodles and bok choi in a colander over a bowl, reserving the cooking water. Stir the noodles and bok choi into the pan, with a little cooking water to loosen, if necessary. Have a taste and season with more soy sauce, if needed.
  8. Plate up and serve sprinkled with the rest of the spring onions and coriander leaves, with lime wedges on the side for squeezing over.