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Chicken Chowmein is a Chinese style stir-fried noodle that is very popular in every restaurant and in street stalls in Nepal or all over the world. It is usually made with lots of shredded chicken meat, cabbage, carrots, onions, mushrooms and etc. that vary from place to place. 

In Nepal, Chow mein is another popular dish after momo, which is easily available in local eateries or restaurant corner in town. This dish is especially famous for college students as it is a quick and tasty snack easily available in the canteen.

Different types of chow mein:

  1. Chicken Chow mein
  2. Buff Chow mein
  3. Veg Chow mein
  4. Mix Chow mein

If you are around Kathmandu valley, do visit Boudhanath Stupa to experience varieties of noodles mainly in Tibetan and Buddhist restaurants. In every alley around Boudha area, you can find numerous restaurants that serve delicious noodle dishes full of delectable flavors.

Here representing homemade chicken chow mein recipe, it is easy to prepare and tasty. If you don’t prefer to eat junk food, then go for this easy recipe for your quick lunch.

Ingredients for Chicken Chowmein

  • 250 g dried or egg noodles
  • 5 teaspoon oil
  • Finely shredded cabbage and carrots
  • 1 chopped onion and one spring onions
  • Chicken meat around 50g (as per your need)
  • 1 finely chopped capsicum 
  • 2 to three green chili
  • 2 teaspoon soy sauce
  • Chili powder (as per your preference)
  • Salt
  • Ajinomoto
  • Chopped coriander

How to make chicken chow mein

Boiling Process:

1: First of all, let’s boil the noodle. Take a wider pot and boil 1.5 liters of water( for one packet)

2: Add two tablespoon of cooking oil so that noodles won’t get sticky

3: Add one packet of noodle and let it boil for 5 minutes, also stir it properly throughout the process

4. Now put the noodle in a strainer for 4-5 minutes to separate all leftover water from it

5. After this add some cooking oil over the noodle and stir it well

6. Now it’s ready to fry

Frying Process:

1: Take a wider frying pan and heat up 5 teaspoon oil for few minutes

2: Add finely shredded chicken meat and let it fry for four to five minutes

3: Add some onions and green chili’s, then mix it thoroughly

4: Then add cabbage, carrots, and capsicum altogether

5: Add noodles and stir it properly

6: Add some salt and chili powder along with a pinch of Ajinomoto

7: Add 2-3 tbsp of soy sauce and mix everything

8: Finally add some coriander on top

9: And it’s ready to serve 🙂

Homemade Chicken Chowmein