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Cook-A-Long Chicken Chow Mein

Chicken Chow Mein

Chicken chow mein with banana chocolate spring roll

Serves 4
Preparation 30 minutes
Cooking 25 minutes
For the chicken chow mein
4 chicken breasts, on the bone
3T canola oil
1 red onion, cut into thin petals
4 garlic cloves finely grated
6cm grated ginger
1 red chilli, finely chopped
1 red pepper, cut into strips
3 carrots, julienned
¼ head red cabbage
4 Spring onions cut into chunks
100g cashews, toasted
4T chopped corinader

For the sauce
½ cup soy sauce
¼ cup BBQ sauce 
¼ cup tomato sauce
¼ cup water
For the chocolate and banana spring rolls:
4 sheets Spring roll pastry 
2 bananas 
100g milk chocolate
Icing sugar for dusting
Oil for deep frying
Remove the chicken from the bone before cutting into large chunks and setting aside. 
On a clean chopping board: Begin arranging the vegetables as well as nuts ready for the wok. Combine all the ingredients for the sauce and set aside. 

Heat the oil over a high heat. Add the chicken and let it sit for 30 seconds before begin to stir fry it in the wok by simply moving it around. Remove the cooked chicken.
Add the onions to the wok and stir for 30 seconds before beginning to layer the rest of the ingredients. Add the garlic, ginger, chilli, peppers, carrots, cabbage and spring onions while continuing to move the ingredients around the wok swiftly. 
Return the chicken to the wok along with the sauce, toss to coat all the ingredients then add the noodles and toss through. 
Add the cashews and coriander while giving the dish a final toss and serve piping hot. 
For the banana chocolate spring roll
Cut the large sheets in half. Peel and cut the banana into slices before layering some at the bottom end of the pastry. Roughly chop the chocolate and add to the banana before carefully folding in the sides and rolling up to form a spring roll. 
You can use egg wash to seal the ends or water. 
Heat the oil for deep-frying before carefully dropping in the spring rolls and deep frying for about 45 seconds to a minute or until golden and crisp. 
Place the spring rolls on absorbent kitchen paper and let cool before dusting with icing sugar. 

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