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Phil's guilt-free family favourites - Chicken Chow Mein

If you’re determined to eat better this year, Phil Vickery’s helping you get through the first week of January with two delicious guilt-free family favourites.

He’ll be starting with his healthier version of one of the nation’s favourite Chinese takeaways - Chow Mein.

Chow Mein

Serves 4


2 tbsp any oil

6 spring onions, sliced on a long diagonal

50g fresh ginger, peeled and cut into fine strips

4 garlic cloves, finely chopped

1 red pepper, sliced

1 yellow pepper, sliced

1 green pepper, sliced

200g cooked chicken, pork or turkey

400g beansprouts

100g mangetout, sliced (or frozen green beans)

4 tbsp reduced-sugar ketchup

4 tbsp oyster sauce (optional)

2 tbsp reduced-salt soy sauce

2 egg noodle nests (or rice or wholemeal noodles), cooked


1. Heat half the oil in a wok over a high heat, then add half the onions, ginger, garlic and peppers. Stir-fry for 2 minutes or until they take on a little colour.

2. Add half the meat, beansprouts and mangetout and stir-fry for a couple of minutes. 

3. Next add half the ketchup, oyster sauce and soy sauce with a touch of water. Heat through for a few minutes, then finally add half the noodles and stir through.

4. Repeat with the remaining ingredients, then mix together the two batches.

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