July 26, 2007 at 8:06 pm 1 comment

This isn’t exactly the most amazingly intricate Chinese dish I have made but I chose to write about it because, if you have all the ingredients it is a very simple, tasty, balanced and healthy meal.

The first time I was introduced to real Chinese cuisine (I’m not talking about the deep fried slop from the local take-away which uncontrollably I am partial to now and again) was during a visit to my Aunt’s house where a Chinese friend was giving a cooking demonstration to a group of her friends. I was encouraged to try beef, ginger and scallion, a simple dish which seemed to capture the simplicity of this extensive cuisine.

A short while after this encounter I was taken on a trip to the Asian market in Dublin city, it was then and there I fell in love! The bottles full of strange and foreign ingredients, the cling wrapped chicken paws poking out the sides of freezers, the huge bags of various assortments of rice and noodles were all enough to create great excitement at such a young age.

Now having tried hundreds of recipe’s and still exploring new ones, Chinese cuisine has become a staple part of my diet.

Chili Chicken Broccoli Asparagus Noodles

  1. 2 Large Chicken Breasts
  2. 1 Red Chili chopped finely
  3. 1 inch of fresh ginger chopped finely
  4. 2 Garlic Cloves chopped finely
  5. 2 Tablespoons of Oyster Sauce
  6. 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  7. 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  8. 1 teaspoon of sesame oil
  9. 8 Asparagus Sprigs cut in to bite size pieces
  10. 1 Broccoli head cut in to bite size pieces
  11. 1 Red Onion cut in half moon pieces
  12. A handful of Ho Fan Noodles

First of all you will find with most Chinese recipe’s the hard work is all in the preparation before the cooking starts. Boil some water for the noodles and begin by chopping all your ingredients.

Chop the chicken breasts into thin strips and place in a bowl with the chili, oyster sauce, fish sauce, rice wine vinegar, sesame oil and half the garlic and ginger. Combine the ingredients and place in the fridge to marinate.

Drizzle the prepared broccoli, asparagus and onion with a little oyster sauce and sesame oil. Fry the garlic and ginger in some oil until brown then add the onions and follow with the rest of the veg. When this is cooked through remove from the pan and place on a plate.

Now add the noodles to the boiling water and stir, they should only take about five minutes, keep checking them and make sure not to overcook. Now fry off the chicken, when it’s cooked add the veg and by this time your noodles should be cooked. Drain them and mix with the chicken and veg. Serve immediately!


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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. East Meets West Kitchen  |  July 26, 2007 at 9:37 pm

    The chicken looks spicy! Nice dish.


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