Easy and light, these noodles are a dish that everybody likes. Adjust the veggies, adding only those that your family prefers, there are so many variations you can make to this recipe (mushrooms, corn, green pepper, the list goes on). It was originally adapted from a recipe that a reader posted at Jamie Oliver.com. That recipe link is below. Give it a try too, you might like it even better!
- 1 to 2 Tbsp. Vegetable oil for stir-frying
- 1 small onion, chopped
- Salt to taste (about ½ to ¾ tsp.)
- 2 cloves of garlic, crushed and finely chopped
- 1/2 tsp chili flakes, or to taste
- 2 chicken breasts, cut into small strips
- 1 large handful of bean sprouts, or about ½ cup sliced cabbage
- 1 carrot cut into matchsticks or grated
- 1 ½ Tbsp. unsweetened apple juice
- 1 ½ Tbsp. soy sauce (a good quality one like Kikkoman really makes a difference)
- 1 box (8 oz.) Chinese egg noodles, cooked and drained*
- Green parts of 2 spring onions, washed and sliced into thin rings.
- Small amount of sesame oil for dressing (optional), be careful, it has a strong flavor
- Pass at the table: chili-garlic sauce, Tabasco sauce and soy sauce
Chop and prepare everything before you begin. In a large stock pan, or wok, add the oil and get it hot, then add the chopped onion and salt and stir-fry for about a minute. Then add the garlic and chili flakes and stir briefly. Add the chicken and stir frequently until cooked. Then add the bean sprouts and/or cabbage and/or carrots. Continue to cook for about 1 minute. Then add the soy sauce and apple juice; stir and cook for about 1 minute.
Empty the contents of the pan into a clean bowl and set aside.
Add a bit more oil to the pan, when hot, add the egg noodles and fry, stirring constantly for a few minutes. Add the spring onions and toss well. Add the chicken and vegetables back into the pan and continue to turn the ingredients until heated through. Add the sesame oil, if using. Pass sauces at the table.
Original recipe came from a post by ‘lemonpye’ at this link: http://www.jamieoliver.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=32797
*I use Kolson Chinese noodles in Karachi