Chicken Chow Mein

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Serves 4

A yummilicious quick-fix meal that is full of spice and flavour

pack spaghetti
(approx. 400gm)
250 gm
chicken breast, chopped into bite-sized cubes
onion, sliced
large green capsicum, finely sliced into strips
large red capsicum, finely sliced into strips
carrots, julienned
(thin strips)
1 cup
shredded cabbage
1 tbsp.
garlic paste
1 tsp.
ginger paste
4 tbsp.
2 tsp.
tomato paste
salt to taste
2 tbsp.
soya sauce
juice of 1/2 a lemon
1 tsp.
black pepper
1 tsp.
red chili powder or flakes
green chilli, chopped
1/4 cup
tomato ketchup

Boil the spaghetti as per the packet instructions, drain and set aside.

Heat the oil in a wok or pot, add onions and fry until they turn translucent. Add the chicken cubes followed by the ginger and garlic pastes. Cook for about 5 minutes, or until the chicken is almost done. Next, add the capsicum, cabbage and carrots. Sprinkle the chilli and salt. Turn the heat to low and stir-fry the mixture for a few minutes. Add the tomato paste. If needed, you can add some water at this point.

Cook until the veggies soften slightly (they should have a slight crisp to them though, so don't over-cook). Next, add the ketchup. Stir together well, the mixture should not be watery, just slightly juicy. If needed you can add a little bit of water.

Add the boiled spaghetti and toss together to combine. Splash in the soya sauce, lemon juice and sprinkle black pepper. Mix well for a minute or two and turn the heat off.

Serve! :)


This is a fab recipe but I am a little confused - you mention using the juice of half a lemon in the list of ingredients but not in the method - when exactly do you add this in? Thank you!

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Hi, thanks KA! Add the lemon right in the end. :)

Asalaamu Alakium,

My husband and I loved the recipe and he demanded seconds!

Tried this recipe loved it.....and there were no leftovers ....thank u :)

Delicious! I made it today, kids and myself
Thoroughly enjoyed it Alhamdulilah.
Jazakallah for sharing fauzia

can i used sesame oil and how much should i use?

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

Have not tried this with sesame oil but since it is a strong oil, reduce the amount in half or mix with veg oil.

I want a recipe of chicken shawarma plz

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Please check the international folder or type shawarma in the search bar on the front page.

By chilly flakes you mean "kotti hoe mirch" ?

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I mean dried chilli that has been crushed. :)

have made this tonight.......whole family liked it :D

Thnx for posting...such an awesome recipe...plz release ue app too in market.

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Do we have to put blended tomatoes or paste

Please can I ask what do you mean by tomatoe paste? Do you mean the tomato purée in the tube you can get sorry !

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Yes that is the same as tomato paste.

y didn't u add chilli sauce n vinegar??? coz i add it.. but want to know ur views

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

Because I added chopped chilli, chilli powder, ketchup and soya sauce, they serve the same function. :)

Made it.
It was good :). Thanks.

can we use egg noddles with it? would it taste as good as with regular spaghetti?

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Yes egg noodles are fine for this recipe.

Hi can i try this normal noodles or maggie ?

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Hi, yes

Thanks Dear

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Are you using boiled chicken here?

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No, the chicken cubes are cooked with the rest of the ingredients as described in the instructions.

Salam, I can't find the favorite button :(

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W/Salaam, will look into this, thanks for bringing it to my attention. :)

Made these second time now in the past seven days! VVVVery tasty!!!

Hi. I made this today. I feel the ratio of the quantity of spaghetti was too much. I will probably halve it next time. Thanks for the recipe :)