Chicken, broccoli and cashew nut chow mein

A delicious Asian-inspired dish from Ali Honour, as seen on the Today show.


  • 1 lb chicken breast/ thigh or mix finely sliced 7oz broccoli florets bunch spring onions finely sliced 5oz baby corn halves 125g plain cashew nuts 10oz egg noodles 5oz bean sprouts black pepper
  • 3 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 2 inch piece ginger finely chopped
  • 2 red chillies with or without seeds finely sliced large bunch coriander
  • 3 tblsp sweet chilli sauce
  • 2 tblsp seasame seeds
  • 2 tblsp seasame oil
  • 2 tblsp vegetable oil


  1. Place chicken in a bowl with half the soy sauce and some freshly ground black pepper.
  2. Cook the noodles as per instrudction and blanch broccoli in same pan for one minute before taking off and straining.
  3. Heat wok with vegetable oil, add chicken and fry for 3 minutes until nearly cooked.
  4. Remove from wok and keep in a bowl.
  5. Add garlic, ginger, chilli, onions, corn, bean sprouts and cashews.
  6. Fry for a few minutes before adding the chicken, sweet chilli, rest of the soy sauce. Then the noodles, broccoli and sesame oil and seeds.
  7. Finish with plenty of chopped coriander to serve.


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