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Reprinted with permission from Ching's Everyday Easy Chinese: More Than 100 Quick & Healthy Chi


4 servings

Category: Main Courses

Origin: Far East

Difficulty: Easy

Price: Normal

preps: 30 minutes

cooking: 30 minutes

temperature: Celcius

Step - 1 | Chicken

Black Pepper

1/2 tsp Black Pepper


500 gram Chicken


1/2 tsp Salt


1 tbsp Starch

1 - For the chicken: In a large bowl, sprinkle the chicken with a pinch of salt and pepper. Add the cornstarch and mix well.

2 - Cook the chicken in the sauce until the chicken is cooked through and the sauce has reduced, is slightly sticky and has a thicker consistency, another 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in the scallions and peanuts and cook for less than 1 minute. Toss in the noodles and then transfer to a serving plate.

Step - 2 | Sweet Sauce

Chili Sauce

1 tbsp Chili Sauce


1 tsp Honey


1 tbsp Ketchup

Soy Sauce

1.5 tbsp Soy Sauce

White Wine Vinegar

1 tbsp White Wine Vinegar

1 - For the sweet sauce: In another bowl, add the stock, chili sauce, ketchup, light soy sauce, rice vinegar, yellow bean sauce, honey and dark soy sauce together and set aside.

Step - 3 | Stir-fry

Chicken Stock

1/2 cup Chicken Stock

Cider Vinegar

1 tbsp Cider Vinegar


1 whole Garlic


1 cup Peanut

Rice Noodles

500 gram Rice Noodles


2 whole Scallions

Vegetable Oil

1 tbsp Vegetable Oil

1 - For the stir-fry: Heat a wok over high heat and when the wok starts to smoke, add the vegetable oil. Add the garlic and chicken pieces and let the chicken settle in the wok for 1 minute before stir-frying for another 2 minutes. As the chicken starts to turn opaque, add the rice wine and dried chilies and fry for a few seconds. Then add the sweet sauce mixture and cook for another 3 minutes.