Mee Goreng Ayam | Malaysian Fried Noodles with Chicken

Mee Goreng Ayam

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4

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10 min

Cook

10 min

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Mee Goreng Ayam

Malaysian Style Easy Chicken Noodles.

The Recipe Intro includes the Video on how to make this super quick Noodle Dish.

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Mee Goreng Ayam | Malaysian Fried Noodles with Chicken

Ingredients:

  • 420 gms ‏fresh flat egg noodles (I use Fortune brand)
  • 300 gms ‏boneless chicken fillet, cut into small strips
  • Half of ‏a yellow onion (Vidalia) , sliced finely
  • 1 tsp finely chopped garlic ‏garlic, finely chopped
  • Handful of ‏fresh beansprouts
  • 1/2 cup ‏cabbage, shredded
  • 2-3 tsp ‏chilli paste (dried red chilli paste - check out my recipe video)
  • 2-3 Tbsp ‏light soya sauce (to taste)
  • 1 lime sized ball ‏of tamarind pulp soaked in 1/2 cup warm water
  • 3 tsp ‏ketchup
  • 1/2 tsp ‏liquid smoke (optional)
  • 2 ‏eggs, lightly beaten
  • 9 Tbsp ‏oil, divided
  • ¼ - ½ tsp ‏white pepper

To Marinate Chicken:

  • 1 Tbsp ‏cornflour/ cornstarch
  • 1/3 tsp ‏black pepper powder
  • 2 Tbsp ‏light soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp ‏rice wine or meat tenderizer may be used instead
  • 1 tsp ‏garlic paste/crushed




Method:

  1. Cut the chicken into small strips and apply all ingredients for the ‘Marinade. Set aside till all other ingredients are ‘wok ready’.
  2. ‘Place the fresh noodles in a bowl of cool water to soften it. Gently rinse under running water to separate the strands. Put back in bowl of water and add some hot water to the bowl. This removes the oily reside and smell of the packed egg noodles.
  3. Drain and keep aside. If using dried noodles, cook according to package instructions and drain into a colander. Rinse under running water to stop the cooking process, so that the noodles do not stick.
  4. Heat oil in wok (about 1 Tbsp).  Add the eggs and scramble till set  and remove from wok. Set aside.
  5. Wipe the wok clean and add 5 more tbsp oil. Heat.
  6. Add the marinated chicken and fry till cooked tender and slightly golden along the edges. This does not take very long. There should be a soupy gravy coating the chicken and it should not be cooked dry.
  7. Remove from wok and set aside with egg.
  8. Wipe down the wok once again and add  another 3 Tbsp oil. Heat.
  9. Add the sliced yellow onion and allow to soften.
  10. Add garlic and cook till the raw smell is gone.
  11. Now add chilli paste. Cook till fragrant.
  12. Add the strained tamarind water. Loosen any bits stuck to the wok as the solution boils up.
  13. Add cabbage and fry 10 seconds.
  14. Now add the noodles and toss well till uniformly coated. Carful not to break up the noodles too much.
  15. Add ketchup, soy sauce and  white pepper. Keep tossing till heated through and covered with oil and sauces.
  16. Return the fried chicken and egg. Toss once more to incorporate.
  17. Optional: Add add the liquid smoke. This is my trick and it gives a lovely aroma to the noodles.
  18. Last add the beansprout and set aside.
  19. Garnish with some extrabeansprout, chives/ spring onion and a wedge of lime.

Mee Goreng Ayam

Notes:

  • You  can add some seafood like prawns or squid, which is very popular too. My family prefers it with just chicken. Fried tofu puffs can be added too.

Key Ingredients: Egg Noodles, Chicken, Egg, Chilli Paste, Soy, Ketchup, Tamarind,  oil, White Pepper, Spring Onion,

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  1. Avatar Anisyah 3 months ago

    Many times I visited your site and searched for Meegoreng… I was happy to see you finally added the recipe. I tried it today and it is the best i ever made. Perfect balance. btw i also try many of your recipes and love them. Thank you. Could you please put recipe for Mee Siam?

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