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Chicken Fried Rice Noodles with Black Bean Sauce (Chow Ho Fun)

This Chinese noodle dish is so easy to make and perfect for weeknight meals. Packed with veggies, noodles, meat, and sauce, this wholesome meal is filling and delicious!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian, Chinese
Keyword chinese dinner recipe, chinese noodles, easy chinese recipe
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Resting Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 391 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/2 lb fresh Sa-Ho Fun Noodles or 3/4 bag of Dried Rice Noodles I used the fresh kind
  • 1 lb chicken cubed
  • 1 cup packed Shanghai Bok Choy diced and blanched
  • 2 dried shiitake mushrooms softened, diced
  • 1 small carrot diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 tablespoon ginger minced
  • 1 tablespoon dried fermented/preserved black beans
  • 1/2 green onion finely chopped
  • oil for frying I used olive oil

Chicken Marinade:

  • 2 teaspoons corn starch omit if low carb
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce can substitute with coconut aminos or tamari
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar can substitute with coconut sugar
  • 1 teaspoon fish sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon Chinese cooking wine

Sauce:

  • 1 tablespoon corn starch or potato starch
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce can substitute with coconut aminos or tamari
  • 1 teaspoon fish sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dried fermented/preserved black beans
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar or sugar I used brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon dark soy sauce can substitute with coconut aminos or tamari
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon Chinese cooking wine
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup water and reserve another 1/2 cup water to thin out the sauce

Instructions

  1. Wash and drain the bok choy, trim and discard the ends. Boil some water with a dash of oil and salt in a large stir-fry pan or wok, place the bok choy in the boiling water for 1-2 minutes, drain water and rinse under cold water and set aside.
  2. Soften the shitake mushrooms in a bowl of hot water for 1 minute, drain and discard water. Slice the mushrooms into bite-sized pieces.
  3. Soften the preserved black beans in a bowl of warm water for 1 minute, drain and discard water. Mash the black beans with the back of a wooden spoon. Set aside.
  4. Marinate the cubed chicken with the marinade ingredients. Set aside in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.
  5. If using dry rice noodles, remove noodles from package and boil the noodles in a pan or wok as per package instructions or for 5-8 minutes until softened. Drain water and set aside. (Skip this step if using fresh)
  6. After the chicken has marinated, heat your pan with some oil on medium, add the cubed chicken to the pan and stir for a few minutes until browned. Remove chicken and set aside on a plate.

  7. Add the garlic to a fresh pan of a little bit of oil, stir-fry for 1 minute until fragrant, add the minced ginger, diced green onions, and shallot. Stir-fry for another minute.
  8. Add the carrots, shitake mushrooms, and preserved black beans until the carrots soften up a little bit. Add vegetables and combine. Remove from pan and set aside.
  9. Heat a little bit of oil, add the noodles and stir for about 2 minutes to separate the noodles but being careful not to break them apart too much. Remove from wok after the noodles are hot and set aside.
  10. Combine all the sauce ingredients in a bowl and stir. Add sauce to empty wok on medium heat, stirring often so the sauce does not clump together. Once the sauce boils and thickens up, turn down heat and adjust seasoning. Add more water if the sauce is too thick.
  11. Add the chicken and vegetables and mix well with the sauce. Pour over noodles. Serve immediately with rice or enjoy on its own.
Nutrition Facts
Chicken Fried Rice Noodles with Black Bean Sauce (Chow Ho Fun)
Amount Per Serving (1 bowl (1/4 recipe))
Calories 391 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18g 28%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 85mg 28%
Sodium 876mg 37%
Potassium 549mg 16%
Total Carbohydrates 30g 10%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 3g
Protein 25g 50%
Vitamin A 56%
Vitamin C 35.3%
Calcium 8.1%
Iron 11.2%
* Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy using the WPRM recipe calculator. It is best to make your own calculations to ensure accuracy. We expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.