Noodles with Chicken, Broccoli and Garlic

Noodles with Chicken, Broccoli and Garlic

Although Chinese food is popular throughout India, it is nowhere more evident than in the city of Kolkata (formerly known as Calcutta).

bar Noodles with Chicken, Broccoli and Garlic
There are large Chinese communities situated near the Eastern Metropolitan bypass Road and in the north of the city.

Picture by Jason Lowe

Serves 2-3

200g broccoli florets, 5-6cm long
2 tbsp sunflower or vegetable oil
2 skinless and boneless chicken breasts, chopped into 2cm pieces
1 medium onion, thinly sliced
2-3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
2 green finger chillies, finely chopped
2 tsp peeled and crushed root ginger
1 tbsp crushed unsalted peanuts
2 tbsp dark soy sauce
¼ tsp salt (optional)
¼ tsp coarsely ground black pepper
1 tsp demerara sugar
1 tsp sesame oil
125g wheat noodles


Wash the broccoli thoroughly in cold salted water. Cook it in boiling water for 2 minutes and drain. Heat the vegetable oil in a wok and or large heavy-based pan. Add the chicken and fry for 5-6 minutes till it becomes opaque. Tip in the onion and stir fry for a minute. Tip in the garlic, chilli, and broccoli and sauté over a medium heat for 5 minutes. Stir in the ginger and peanuts. Add the soy sauce, salt, if using, black pepper, sugar and sesame oil. Mix well.

Meanwhile cook the noodles following the packet’s instructions. Drain and quickly mix with the chicken and broccoli mixture. Serve immediately.


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