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Chicken Hakka Noodles

Chicken Hakka Noodles





It's already halfway through October? Can you believe that? I am done sitting at home and bam! End of year 2020. If there is anything at all that has helped us to rewind and learn is anything and everything related to food. We have all been creepy crawlies when it comes to socializing, and food has been a big part of the whole lock down situation. Even though you belonged to any part or any community of the world, you could always talk food! If there is anything I like to d other than dozing off is cooking dome amazing food and even if I feel a little bumped for the plans I had for the year 2020, I am grateful to the Lord for bringing families together during this pandemic and to stumble upon so many like-minded people whom I now call my friends. Peace and prayers to all those who have been affected by the Virus.

Onto the Hakka noodles, now now, you may call this Hakka noodles, chow mein or stir fried noodles. It doesn't matter. The main difference between Hakka noodles and chow mein is that there is no difference other than they were invented in two different regions in China. They both have the same ingredients, be it vegetables, or a favorite protein like chicken Thighs strips/pieces etc. Additionally chow mein may be prepared a little watery which are slurpy good. But they are cooked by tossing unlike stir frying method which is used for Hakka noodles. For me noodles has always been my go to dish whenever I go to a restaurant. It's so easy to prepare at home too. I'd recommend not to use the Maggie noodle cake coz the textures are quite different.
Here I have used Chings Vegetable Hakka Noodle pack you may use the egg Hakka noodles too, tastes the same.



Chicken Hakka noodles is a popular Indian street food which is prepared using boiled noodles that is stir fried on a high flame with lots of veggies and chicken pieces and a drizzle of soy sauce. Make sure you prepare your Hakka noodles over high heat and you got to slice your veggies thin. I used Onion, Capsicum, carrot, Cabbage and green french beans. When you want to prepare something quick this is just the perfect dinner treat for weeknights! Gets done in half an hour max! ๐Ÿ˜

I like to toss and stir fry my noodles and shhh.. I have a secret to share with you. But only if you promise you won't tell it to anyone๐Ÿคช haha, who am I kidding? I know you are here for the secret.๐Ÿ˜‰ I like to add a drizzle of vegetable oil at the end of the stir frying to get that glossy restaurant look. But let me tell you, it's not just in the looks but this is the best Hakka noodle recipe. I had to share it here as I have my followers always ask for the recipe, so here you go!

Ingredients:

  • 250 gms/ 1 package of Chings Hakka Noodles
  • 2 + 1 tbsp vegetable oil (1 tbsp for the final coat) 
  • 3-4 garlic cloves, chopped finely
  • 1/4th of an onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 Capsicum, thinly sliced
  • 9-10 French beans sliced thinly
  • 1/4 pc of Cabbage sliced thin
  • 1-2 green chillies, chopped finely (depending on the heat level) 
  • 1/4 Chicken stock or 1 maggi chicken cube (optional) 
  • 50- 100 gms Boiled and lightly shredded chicken (boil in water with salt + pepper) 
  • 2 tbsp Soy sauce
  • 1/4 tsp white vinegar 
  • 1/4 tsp crushed black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp white pepper powder (optional)
  • Salt (if required)

Instructions :

  1. In a large pot, boil water required to boil noodles. Add salt and allow to cook 80% and drain off the water and run through cold water. Finally coat with a tbsp of vegetable oil. 
  2. In a deep wok, add 1 tbsp oil and Sautee the garlic for around 15 seconds and quickly add the onion and stir well. 
  3. Next add in your veggies in the order - French beans, carrot, Cabbage and Capsicum and finally add your green chillies and stir well. 
  4. Next add your boiled and lightly shredded chicken. 
  5. Next add your soy sauce, white vinegar, and some crushed black pepper powder and add in your noodles, toss and stir fry really well. 
  6. Now you may see the moisture has all dried out and the noodle might look dry, if so use my secret trick, add a tbsp of vegetable oil and stir fry well for a minute and voila your chicken Hakka noodles is ready! 
  7. You may garnish with greens of spring onion. (I didn't here coz let's be honest here, I ran out of groceries๐Ÿ™ˆ) 








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