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Noodles with Chicken and Garlic Chives Recipe

Noodles with Chicken and Garlic Chives Recipe

Noodles with Chicken and Garlic Chives Recipe

Ingredients :

    • 250 g (8 oz) boneless chicken breasts
    • 1 egg white
    • 21/2 tablespoons corn-flour dissolved in 11/2 tablespoons water
    • 13 tablespoons oil
    • 1 cup (250 ml) chicken stock
    • 200 g (7 oz) garlic chives, washed and cut into 2.5-cm (1-in) sections
    • 1 tablespoon salt, or to taste
    • 500 g (1 lb) fresh wheat noodles or 250 g/8 oz dried wheat noodles

Method :

    1. Remove the skin from the chicken breasts and finely sliced the meat. Mix the egg white and cornflour mixture into a paste and coat the chicken slices.
    2. Heat 41/2 tablespoons of oil in a wok. Add the chicken slices and cook, stirring, until they turn white. Turn off the heat and remove the chicken slices with a slotted spoon. Pour out the oil into a small container, reserve for use in step 5.
    3. Re-heat the wok. Return the chicken slices to the wok, add the chicken stock, garlic chives and salt. Bring to a boil. Turn off the heat and remove the chicken slices and chives with a slotted spoon and set aside, reserving the chicken stock.
    4. Bring a large pot of water to a boil, blanch the noodles briefly to revive them. If using dried noodles, follow the packet instructions or cooked them for 3–4 minutes until the noodles are tender. Drain, rinse in cold water and set aside to drain in a colander.
    5. Heat the reserved oil together with another 41/2 tablespoons of the remaining oil in a clean wok. Gently tilt the wok to swirl the oil around. Add the noodles in an even layer. Shallow-fry them, swirling the wok so they cook evenly. Fry until browned on one side, then slide the wok scoop or a spatula under the noodles and turn them over. Sprinkle the rest of the oil around the edges and continue to shallow-fry the noodles until browned on the other side. Pour in the reserved chicken stock and simmer, covered, for 1 minute or until the noodles absorb the sauce. Toss the noodles with chopsticks or a fork and add the chicken slices with the chives. Stir, remove and serve immediately.

Serves 4–6
Preparation time : 10 mins
Cooking time : 20 mins