How to make Guyanese Chow Mein

Published on December 20th 2021 by Rachael Ottier Hart.
Last updated on April 22nd 2024
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Aerial shot of Guyanese Chow Mein on a plate in wooden tables

A bowl of Chow Mein Noodles is, for many people, the ideal comfort food. However, chow Mein has taken on a life of its own and often changes to reflect the local influences of the country you find them in. This recipe for Guyanese Chow Mein is the perfect example of the Caribbean Chinese fusion. This dish's flavors are savory solid, and aromatic with Chinese Five Spice powder, ginger, and green onion. When looking for a quick and easy stir-fried dish the entire family will love, this is the recipe for you.

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Time & Serves

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins
Serves
4-6

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces Chow Mein Noodles

  • 4 Chicken - boneless breast or thighs cut into bite-size pieces

  • 3 tablespoons Peanut Oil

  • 2 tablespoons Sesame Oil

  • 3 tablespoons Green Seasoning

  • 1 tablespoon Browning

  • 1 teaspoon Chinese Five Spice Powder

  • 2 tablespoons Soy Sauce

  • 1 tablespoon Oyster Sauce

  • 1/4 head Chinese Cabbage - julienne

  • 1 teaspoon Ginger - minced

  • 1 small Carrots - julienne

  • 12 Chinese long beans

  • 1 Red bell pepper - julienne

  • 2 Green onion - julienne

  • Water for cooking

Optional Ingredients
  • 1-2 Scotch Bonnet peppers - seeds removed and diced

Instructions

Season the chicken with 1 tablespoon of sesame oil, green seasoning, browning, Chinese five-spice, and two tablespoons of soy sauce. Let marinate in a container for at least an hour or overnight for a more robust flavor.

Using 4-6 quart saucepan add 3-5 quarts of water and 1 tablespoon of peanut oil and bring to a boil then add the Chow Mein noodles and cook for 8-10 minutes or until al dente.

While the noodles are cooking, place a Wok or Large Deep Skillet on high heat and add 2 tablespoons of peanut Oil.

Once the oil is hot, add the chicken and sauté for 5 minutes, then mix in the vegetables and cook for another 5 minutes.

Using a pasta spoon or tongs remove the noodles from the boiling water, add to the wok and mix in with the chicken and vegetables.

Add one tablespoon of sesame oil, one tablespoon of soy sauce, one tablespoon oyster sauce, then toss to mix all the ingredients and cook for another 5 minutes.

When the chicken is cooked throughout and everything is coated in seasonings and sauce remove from the heat and serve in bowls and enjoy.

Optional Ingredient

Add the peppers to the dish in step 4 with the other vegetables.

Rachael Ottier Hart
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Rachael Ottier Hart
Author:

Join Rachael on a global culinary journey. With a passion for travel and diverse cuisines, she crafts recipes that weave flavors, scents, and stories into each dish, igniting your wanderlust with every bite.

More posts by Rachael Ottier Hart