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Glass Noodles with Chicken Chow Mein Recipe

5/5 (1)
45 mins
Vadim Rachok
09.02.2024
15.04.2024
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Glass noodles with chicken Chow Mein is a delicious dish that combines vibrant flavors and satisfying textures. It is a flavorful dinner for your family and a perfect option when you want to make something quickly. Only 45 minutes to prepare! Now, let’s find out how to make glass noodles with chicken at home with simple ingredients you already have in your pantry.

Glass noodles with chicken Chow Mein, a delightful dish that marries vibrant flavors and satisfying textures, leaving taste buds craving for more. The beauty of this recipe lies in its simplicity – with just a handful of pantry staples, you can whip up a delectable meal that's sure to impress. From the chewy goodness of the glass noodles to the crunchy peanuts and the aromatic blend of spices, each bite is a journey of flavors that delights the senses. It's no wonder this dish is loved by so many!

Why Does Everyone Love this Dish?

  • The chewy texture of the glass noodles, crisp vegetables, and perfectly balanced spicy sauce is so delicious and addicting!
  • You do not need special ingredients, you can cook with a few things you have in your pantry.
  • This recipe is so simple that any amateur home cook will be able to make it without much effort.

Glass Noodles with Chicken Chow Mein Ingredients

  • Chicken breast: Chicken breast adds substance to the dish, making it hearty and satisfying.
  • Glass rice noodles: They provide a light and delicate texture that absorbs the flavors of the sauce.
  • Onion: Onion adds sweetness and depth of flavor to food when cooked.
  • Eggs: Scrambled eggs add richness and a silky texture to the dish.
  • Chili pepper: It adds a spicy kick and depth of flavor that balances the sweetness of other ingredients.
  • Green onions: They provide a fresh and aromatic flavor that adds brightness to the dish.
  • Peanuts: Peanuts add crunch and nuttiness to the dish, enhancing its texture and flavor profile.
  • Lime: It provides acidity and freshness that balances the richness of the dish and adds a vibrant citrus flavor.
  • Brown sugar: It adds sweetness and depth of flavor to the sauce, enhancing the overall flavor.
  • Mirin: Mirin adds depth and sweetness to the sauce, balancing the flavors of the dish
  • Soy sauce: It adds savory umami flavor and depth to the sauce, enhancing the overall flavor.
  • Fish sauce: It adds a salty and savory flavor that adds complexity to the sauce.
  • Potato starch: Potato starch is used as a thickening agent for the sauce, giving it a smooth and velvety texture.
  • Salt and Pepper: They enhance the overall flavor of the dish, balancing the sweetness and acidity of other ingredients.

How to Make Glass Noodles with Chicken Chow Mein?

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  1. First, pour cold water over noodles and set aside for 10 to 15 minutes.
  2. Cut onions and green onions into strips. Then, remove the excess fat and tendons from the chicken breasts and cut them into strips. Slice the chili and the lime.
  3. To prepare the starch mixture: add 1,06 ounces (30 g) of water to 0,2 ounces (5 g) of starch. 
  4. Then, heat a frying pan, add sunflower oil, and sauté onions for 4-5 minutes. 
  5. Add the chopped chicken and fry for 3-4 minutes. Add salt and pepper.
  6. Next, add the eggs and beat well with a spatula. Add the chili (leave some for decoration). 
  7. Add soy sauce and fish sauce. Then, add noodles, mirin, and sugar. Mix well and add 1,8-2,5 ounces (50-70 g) of noodle water. Stew well for 4-5 minutes.
  8. Next, add the starch mixture to thicken the sauce.
  9. Transfer to a plate and sprinkle with green onion, remaining chili and peanuts.
  10. Serve with lime wedges. Drizzle with a squeeze of lime before serving.

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Chef Recipe Tips:

  • It is preferable to soften the pasta by soaking it in cold water rather than cooking it. The pasta will fully cook when combined with the meat and sauce.
  • Before eating, you can drizzle sesame oil over the dish to add extra flavor.

How to Store the Dish?

To store glass noodles with chicken, allow the dish to cool completely at room temperature before transferring to an airtight container. Store in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. If you want to store the dish for a longer time, you can freeze it. Once cooled, transfer the dish to a freezer-safe container or to a resealable freezer bag. To prevent freezer burn, be sure to remove as much air as possible. Label and date the container and freeze it for up to 2-3 months.

This dish is a wonderful option for a full, healthy lunch. A balanced combination of high-quality proteins, fats, and carbohydrates will nourish the body and provide an energy boost for several hours. This dish is suitable for both a weight loss program and for muscle mass gain (by the way, it's a great lunch option after a good strength training session). For muscle building, it can also be a good dinner option. However, monitor how your body reacts to eating meat (even poultry) in the evening, as these are heavy foods for our digestion at night when the body is preparing to rest. If you feel heaviness, I recommend avoiding meat for dinner and choosing more easily digestible proteins such as eggs, low-fat cheese, seafood, or fish for your dinners.

Jenny Dobrynina
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Glass Noodles with Chicken Chow Mein Recipe
5/5 (1)
Author:Vadim Rachok
Delicious glass noodles with chicken chow mein - a hearty dish for dinner!
chow mein
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
Servings:
3
The ingredients you need:
2 pcs chicken breasts (about 8,8 ounces (250 g) each)
3,5 ounces (100 g) glass rice noodles
1 pc onion
2 pcs eggs
1 pc chili pepper
2 pcs green onions
1,4 ounces (40 g) peanuts
1 pc lime
0,7 ounces (20 g) brown sugar
0,7 ounces (20 g) mirin
2 ounces (60 g) soy sauce
1 teaspoon / 0,3 ounces (10 g) fish sauce
0,2 ounces (5 g) potato starch
salt
pepper
Let’s start !
1

Pour cold water over noodles and set aside for 10 to 15 minutes.

2

Cut onions and green onions into strips. Then, remove the excess fat and tendons from the chicken breasts and cut them into strips. Slice the chili and the lime.

3

Prepare the starch mixture: add 1,06 ounces (30 g) of water to 0,2 ounces (5 g) of starch. 

4

Heat a frying pan, add sunflower oil, and sauté onions for 4-5 minutes.

5

Add the chopped chicken and fry for 3-4 minutes. Add salt and pepper.

6

Add the eggs and beat well with a spatula. Add the chili (leave some for decoration). 

7

Add soy sauce and fish sauce. Add noodles, mirin, and sugar. Mix well and add 1,8-2,5 ounces (50-70 g) of noodle water. Stew well for 4-5 minutes.

8

Add starch mixture to thicken the sauce.

9

Transfer to a plate and sprinkle with green onion, remaining chili and peanuts.

10

Serve with lime wedges. Drizzle with a squeeze of lime before serving.

Nutrition Information
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Calories: 419
% Daily Value *
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g16%
Saturated Fat 2g11%
Cholesterol 61mg20%
Sodium 579mg25%
Total Carbohydrate 49g18%
Dietary Fiber 8g30%
Total Sugars 1g 
Protein 30g 
Vitamin C 5mg23%
Calcium 49mg4%
Iron 4mg19%
Potassium 258mg5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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Watch How To Make It

When working with glass noodles, remember that they absorb flavors like a sponge, so don't skimp on the seasoning! Take your time to fully infuse the noodles with the savory sauce, allowing them to soak up all the delicious flavors of the dish. Additionally, if you prefer a bit of extra depth and richness, consider finishing off the dish with a drizzle of sesame oil just before serving. This simple touch adds a layer of complexity that elevates the overall taste experience. So, embrace the versatility of glass noodles and get creative with your seasoning – your taste buds will thank you!

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