I am very excited to announce that I am on the Bernard Matthews Family Panel for a second year running. We really enjoyed all the challenges last year so it wasn’t a hard decision to take part again. This year we are kicking off with a Stir-Fry challenge. We actually have never had a stir-fry at home which is really ridiculous considering the girls adore noodles. I had a little look on the internet and decided to create my own Chow Mein using the Bernard Matthews Roast Chicken Breast Pieces.
Have you noticed the complete new look that Bernard Matthews has?! I really love the design on all the packaging now, featuring their turkey farm. The Roast Chicken Breast Pieces cost us just £1 in Sainsburys for 100g which is great value. They are also low in fat and high in protein making them a great addition to a recipe. What I love most about using the precooked meats from Bernard Matthews is that their are so many different recipes you can use them with and being precooked, dinner or lunch can be served super quick which of course with small children dangling off your legs is a huge bonus!
To make the Chicken Chow Mein you will need:
- 200g Bernard Matthews Roast Chicken Breast Pieces
- 125g (4.5oz) Medium Egg Noodles
- 2tbsp Sunflower Oil
- 2 Carrots, thinly sliced lengthways
- 100g (4oz) Baby Button Mushrooms, sliced
- 200g (7oz) Sugar Snap Peas, thinly sliced lengthways
- 2 Pak Choi, sliced widthways
- 1 Red Chilli, deseeded and chopped finely
- 2 packs of Stir-Fry Sauce (I’m all for an easy life)
Now for the cooking:
- Cook noodles as instructed on their packaging (around 4 minutes in boiling water, drain and tossed under cold water).
- Heat oil in a wok or frying pan. Add all vegetables and cook on a medium to high heat until soft.
- Put the noodles and Bernard Matthews Roast Chicken Breast Pieces into the wok/frying pan with the vegetables. Stir on a high heat.
- Add the 2 packets of stir-fry sauce and cook for a further 2-3 minutes.
- Serve immediately.
This recipes feeds about 5 people but we definitely had loads left over which has been refrigerated ready for reheating the next day.
We really enjoyed the Chicken Chow Mein and it was created in around 20 minutes. I actually felt super proud of myself because when I try to home cook, something always goes wrong but this one was basically perfect. I didn’t have children clambering at my feet and I was able to cook a really delicious meal for my family thanks to the precooked, easy meats. What is your favourite stir-fry recipe? I would love to try something with broccoli because we don’t eat enough green veg.