Quick Chow Mein

Quick Chow Mein

Using fresh ready-made ingredients means you can make this classic dish super-healthy – and in minutes!

Easy recipeEasy Gluten free Wheat freeQuick meal
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Cook time

Total time

7-10 minutes


  • mains
  • lunches




  • 1 pack straight to wok noodles (egg-free) – udon, rice noodles etc – this will serve 1 or 2 people depending on appetite
  • ½-1 pack ready-prepped vegetables or stir-fry mix per person
  • Four medium mushrooms sliced or broken up with fingers if you like extra or they’re not contained in your stir-fry mix
  • ½ pack beansprouts per person
  • 1 jar or 2 sachets Chow Mein Sauce (Blue Dragon or Sainsbury’s are vegan)

1 protein option: choose from ONE of these:

  • Mock Duck, roughly chopped (Granovita tinned vegan duck. Find it in Holland & Barrett or other health food stores. Online – Ocado, Goodness Direct, Amazon and many others. Not GF)
  • Marigold Braised Tofu, roughly chopped. (Stockists as above – but not Ocado. Suitable for GF and wheat-free eaters)
  • Smoked tofu, cubed, eg Taifun
  • Vegan chicken pieces, eg Fry’s or Quorn Vegan Chicken Pieces
  • Tempeh rashers (ready cooked), cut into strips



  1. In a wok or large frying pan, heat a little oil. Stir-fry the vegetables (and extra mushrooms if using) until they are just tender but have a little ‘bite’.
  2. If using the smoked tofu or vegan chicken option, add now and fry up a little.
  3. Add the beansprouts and noodles and heat through. If using the Marigold Braised Tofu or Granovita Mock Duck add your option now.
  4. Add as much of the Chow Mein sauce as you wish and stir in to heat. Stir well to coat all the ingredients well. Serve hot.

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