In the West Indies we eat chicken chow mein with lots of chile. It's usually served with plain rice. This dish has tons of flavor and is a bit different from what you'd get in a Chinese restaurant.

Recipe Summary

35 mins
25 mins
1 hr
4 servings


Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook egg noodles in the boiling water, stirring occasionally until cooked through but firm to the bite, about 5 minutes. Drain.

  • Heat vegetable oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add chile peppers, onion, garlic, and ginger; cook until fragrant, 2 to 3 minutes. Add 5 tablespoons dark soy sauce; fry for 1 more minute.

  • Cook and stir chicken in the onion mixture over high heat until chicken is no longer pink in the center, 5 to 7 minutes. Add green bell pepper and carrots and cook until softened, about 5 more minutes.

  • Gently fold noodles into chicken mixture. Mix in white pepper, 5 more tablespoons dark soy sauce, and cilantro until heated through, about 5 minutes. Sprinkle with green onion to serve.

Editor's Note:

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts

380 calories; protein 24.6g; carbohydrates 55.5g; fat 7g; cholesterol 80.6mg; sodium 2328.4mg. Full Nutrition

Reviews (5)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
Great dish. Was surprised about the flavors and it was exactly what I was in the mood for. Thanks! Read More
8 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 0
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Rating: 4 stars
Great dish. Was surprised about the flavors and it was exactly what I was in the mood for. Thanks! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Did not fry the onions garlic and ginger just sauted them in a little oil. Also I used linguine instead of egg noodles. Worked perfectly and tasted like something from home. Thank you for the recipe that reminded me of home. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
I really enjoyed this recipe. I enjoyed the taste of the fresh ginger root although I used a standard potato peeler to peel it into really thin strips that get absorbed really well during cooking. I gave this recipe 4 stars because the first time I made it I felt that it needed a little something more. Then someone recommended I add 3 tablespoons of "Iron Chef" General Tso's sauce - I added this when stir frying the chicken and the veggies together and it was divine! You can find the Iron Chef sauce series at any grocery store. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
I followed the recipe exactly. Sorry but this was a lot of work for what ended up tasting like soy sauce and cilantro and not much else. Fortunately we like soy sauce but I don't think I'll be making this again. Thank you Tatiana for the chance to try your recipe. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
So good and easy to make! Read More