Ginger Chicken with Hokkien Noodles


This has to be one of my favourite dishes to make in my Thermomix!  I’m sure I’ve mentioned this before, but when I first became a Thermomix owner over 5 years ago, I made every a point of trying a new recipe every Wednesday.  I still pass this advice onto my customers today, as it really helps you maintain variety, learn more about your machine & you’ll find hidden gems along the way, just like this one!  This dish takes a little preparation & then cooking time is 11 minutes!  The garlic & ginger are so fresh & very warming in winter especially, although you can enjoy this dish all year round.

This recipe makes 2-3 large serves.  If you’d like to double the recipe, see me notes at the end.   It’s also very easy to make this vegetarian – replace the chicken with tofu or double the vegetables.

300g chicken breast, cubed
20g sherry
10g soy sauce or tamari
2 cloves garlic
10g ginger
1 fresh red chilli or dried chilli flakes (optional)
220g packet Hokkien Noodles
15g macadamia oil
250g vegetables (such as broccoli, snow peas, bok choy, capsicum)
50g oyster sauce

Cashews, almonds, coconut flakes or coriander to garnish (optional)

1) Place chicken into a small bowl, place on TM lid & tare the scales. Weigh sherry & sauce into the bowl, mix & allow to sit 30 minutes, or longer.
2) Boil the kettle, place hokkien noodles into a large bowl & cover with boiling water. Set aside.
3) Place garlic, ginger & chilli in TM bowl, chop 5 seconds/speed 7.
4) Scrape down the sides of the bowl. Add oil & cook 2 minutes/120 degrees/speed 1.
5) Add the chicken (including the marinade), cook 3 minutes/100 degrees/reverse/soft speed.
6) Add vegetables & oyster sauce, cook 3 minutes/100 degrees/reverse/soft speed.
7) Drain the noodles, add to TM bowl, cook 3 minutes/100 degrees/reverse/soft speed.
Garnish as desired & serve.


To double this recipe, you have two options:

A) Prepare double ingredients & chop garlic, ginger/chilli for both serves.  Set half the garlic mixture aside & follow the recipe as above.  When finished, place in a Thermo Server to keep hot & follow the whole recipe again.  As the cooking time is only 11 minutes, this is usually a good option.  Also, you don’t need to clean the TM bowl in between!

B) Add double ingredients to TM bowl & add 1 minute cooking time to steps 4 & 5.  Increase the cooking time to 8-9 minutes in step 7.  Disregard step 7.  Instead, pour drained hokkien noodles into a Thermo Server, add cooked chicken/vegetables & gently combine


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