Chicken Chow Mein
There's something irresistible about a Chinese takeaway and if you choose wisely it can be a relatively healthy option. The food is usually cooked quickly, and at a high heat, meaning it retains its nutrients - and its flavour too. If you've never tried cooking Chinese cuisine, then you may be surprised to see how easy, fun and cheap it can be. Best of all, it's 'fast food' in the purest sense - meaning you can whip up a banquet in less time than it takes to place and collect a take-away order!
Preparation time 15 mins
Cooking time 10 mins
1 Put the chicken in a large bowl and add the dark soy sauce, Five Spice and - if desired - chilli sauce. Stir and leave to marinate for 15 minutes then sprinkle in the cornflour.
2 Heat the oil in a wok over a high heat and stir-fry the chicken for about 5 minutes until golden brown and cooked through.
3 Now add the red peppers, beansprouts and spring onion, stir fry for a few more minutes and then add the noodles. Pour over the light soy sauce, stir well and serve.