Thursday, September 23, 2010
Cantonese Chicken Chow Mein(Noodles)
It is constant challenge for moms to see that kids get their daily intake of veggies in different colors. I see that they have their share of veggies along with we parents by feeding them everyday with freshly sliced Bell peppers, cucumber, carrot in raw form and broccoli stir fried.
Apart from this if I can incorporate them in meals too, that is a bonus. Making sambar(lentil stew) with plenty of veggies, Veg fried rice, Veg pilaf are some of the keeper dishes for me to make them eat vegetables with not much fuss.
Chow mein is another dish where you can add different vegetables and coz my kids like noodles its a breeze to make them eat. And why not this is wholesome meal by itself, with all the nutrients from the veggies, protein from the chicken and carbs/starches from the noodles.
I keep trying different variations of noodles.. This is one of them.
1/2 pkt Cantonese noodles
2 tbsp oil preferably sesame oil
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
2 boneless, skinless chicken breast thinly sliced
Salt and black pepper to taste
1 onion sliced
1 cup chopped veggies (Bell peppers, Broccoli, Carrots)- add according to taste
1 tbsp oyster sauce
1 tbsp soy sauce
1/2 Worcester sauce
Add noodles to hot boiling water in a pot cook for 2 - 3 minutes till the noodles are soft and drain them thoroughly in cold water. Add some sesame oil to keep them seperated.
Heat up a wok and add remaining oil, add ginger garlic paste, fry a little and then add chicken and cook till almost done.
Now add all the vegetables and fry till veggies are nearly cooked but still crisp.
Add all the sauces, salt, pepper and fry for a few seconds.
Now add the boiled noodles and mix thoroughly till noodles are well coated with all seasoning.
Cook on high for a minute and remove from heat.