gluten free chicken chow mein recipe 41

Gluten free chicken chow mein

This easy gluten free chicken chow mein is super tasty and a great Chinese 'fake-away' for people with coeliac disease. Made with Just A Splash of sherry.
Servings 2


  • 2 chicken breasts approx 300g
  • 230 g gluten free noodles
  • 1 large carrot peeled and sliced into thin sticks
  • 4 spring onions chopped
  • 100 g mange tout sliced thinly lengthways
  • 1 tbsp toasted sesame oil
  • 150 g beansprouts

For the marinade

  • 2 tbsp gluten free soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp Just A Splash sherry
  • 1 tbsp toasted sesame oil
  • 1/2 tsp white pepper
  • Juice of 1/2 lime
  • 1/2 tsp garlic paste

For the sauce

  • 1 tbsp grated ginger
  • 2 tsp garlic paste
  • 4 tbsp gluten free soy sauce
  • 4 tbsp Just A Splash sherry
  • 2 tsp white pepper
  • 4 tbsp tomato ketchup


  1. First make the marinade. Combine all of the marinade ingredients together in a large bowl or glass tub and mix well.
  2. Chop the chicken into small pieces and add to the marinade. Mix well so the chicken is coated and leave to marinade for at least an hour. For best results, make the night before and leave overnight for the flavours to soak in.
  3. When you're ready to cook, add the sauce ingredients to a bowl or mug and mix well until combined. Set aside.
  4. Heat the sesame oil in a wok until hot and starting to smoke. Add the chicken and stir fry for around 2 minutes.
  5. Next add the carrots, mange tout and spring onions. Continue stir-frying on a high heat for 2-3 minutes.
  6. Add the sauce to the pan, allow it to start bubbling then stir it well.
  7. Add the noodles and beansprouts to the wok and stir. Keep stirring for a minute until everything is fully coated in the sauce.
  8. Remove from the heat and serve immediately. Goes very well with some gluten free prawn crackers and some extra, chopped spring onions on top.

Recipe Notes

This recipe serves two people as a full meal, or would serve four if you were making a selection of dishes in true Chinese 'fakeaway' style!