Spiralized Vegetable and Chicken Chow Mein

  • 15MINS
  • 15MINS
  • 443KCAL

This Spiralized Vegetable and Chicken Chow Mein is a slimming friendly alternative to the takeaway, lower in calories and Weight Watchers Points!

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories443
  • Carbs67g
  • Protein38g
  • Fat4g
  • Saturates1g
  • Sugars16g

For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff to know in the blurb!

This Spiralized Vegetable and Chicken Chow Mein is a delicious slimming friendly dish, low in calories and Weight Watchers Points!

Here at Pinch of Nom, we love Chinese food. You just can’t beat some hot, tasty noodles at the weekend – and this Spiralized Vegetable and Chicken Chow Mein recipe is the perfect choice!

This dish is rammed with vegetables in the form of spiralized courgette and carrots. Our spiralizer has been a welcome addition to our kitchen – who doesn’t like a kitchen gadget? It takes the fuss out of spiralizing; less mess, safer to use and easier to clean.

What diets is this Spiralized Vegetable and Chicken Chow Mein suitable for?

This Spiralized Vegetable and Chicken Chow Mein recipe is suitable for dairy free diets.

Please make sure to double and triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Spiralized Vegetable and Chicken Chow Mein recipe?

  • You need to count 7 Points per portion of this Spiralized Vegetable and Chicken Chow Mein recipe if you’re on WW Green.
  • You need to count 5 Points per portion of this Spiralized Vegetable and Chicken Chow Mein recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
  • You need to count 5 Points per portion of this Spiralized Vegetable and Chicken Chow Mein recipe if you’re on WW Purple.

You need to count 5 Points per portion of this Spiralized Vegetable and Chicken Chow Mein recipe.

Do you need any special ingredients to make this Spiralized Vegetable and Chicken Chow Mein?

You don’t need any special ingredients or tools to enjoy this recipe as you can thinly slice the vegetables. We do recommend a spiralizer to speed up the preparation though!

How many Calories are in this Spiralized Vegetable and Chicken Chow Mein?

There are 443 Calories per portion in this Spiralized Vegetable and Chicken Chow Mein, which means it falls into our Weekly Indulgence category.

You could easily cut the portion size in half, and serve it with an accompaniment to cut the amount of calories down!

This Spiralized Vegetable and Chicken Chow Mein is perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet, and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers.

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

Step 1

Spiralize the courgette and carrot using the linguine cone attachment.

Step 2

Soak the noodles in some boiling water (or cook as per packet instructions).

Step 3

Mist a wok with some low calorie cooking spray, then sauté the onion, garlic and ginger until they start to soften.

Step 4

Add the chicken and cook until browned.

Step 5

Add the soy sauce, oyster sauce, rice vinegar, sweetener, black pepper and 5 spice.

Step 6

Stir, then add the peppers and spring onion. Cook for a few minutes.

Step 7

Add the spiralized courgettes and carrots. Stir and leave to cook for another few minutes.

Step 8

Stir in the drained noodles and beansprouts, and serve.

What could I serve alongside this Spiralized Vegetable and Chicken Chow Mein?

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How do you know when this Spiralized Vegetable and Chicken Chow Mein is cooked?

The onion should start to soften and the chicken should be cooked through until browned.

Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe.

How long can you keep this Spiralized Vegetable and Chicken Chow Mein in the fridge?

Once you’ve put it out, ideally you should eat it within 4 hours.

If you allow any leftovers to cool, make sure to refrigerate in a container with a lid and chill. You can keep leftovers of Spiralized Vegetable and Chicken Chow Mein in the fridge for approximately 3 days or so.

Can I freeze Spiralized Vegetable and Chicken Chow Mein?

This recipe is not suitable for freezing.

How do I reheat Spiralized Vegetable and Chicken Chow Mein?

From chilled: Place in a microwave proof container with loosely fitting lid and heat for 4-7 minutes until piping hot.

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Spiralized Vegetable and Chicken Chow Mein

This Spiralized Vegetable and Chicken Chow Mein is a slimming friendly alternative to the takeaway, lower in calories and Weight Watchers Points!
  • Prep Time
    15 MINS
  • Cook Time
    15 MINS
  • KCals 443
  • Carbs 67G
WW Points
  • 7 Green
  • 5 Blue
  • 5 Purple

Ingredients

  • 2 chicken breasts cut into chinks
  • 1 clove garlic chopped finely
  • 2 cm ginger chopped finely
  • 1 onion sliced
  • 1/2 red pepper sliced
  • 1/2 green pepper sliced
  • 2 large carrots spiralized using the linguine cone
  • 1 handful beansprouts
  • 2 courgettes spiralized using the linguine cone
  • 5 spring onions chopped
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp granulated sweetener
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp Chinese 5 spice
  • 1 nest dried egg noodles
  • low calorie cooking spray

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Instructions

  1. Spiralize the courgette and carrot using the linguine cone attachment
  2. Soak the noodles in some boiling water (or cook as per packet instructions)
  3. Mist a wok with some low calorie cooking spray, then sauté the onion, garlic and ginger until they start to soften
  4. Add the chicken and cook until browned
  5. Add the soy sauce, oyster sauce, rice vinegar, sweetener, black pepper and 5 spice
  6. Stir, then add the peppers and spring onion. Cook for a few minutes
  7. Add the spiralized courgettes and carrots. Stir and leave to cook for another few minutes
  8. Stir in the drained noodles and beansprouts, and serve

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6 comments

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JoSunday 29th July 2018

What could I use instead of courgette? Butternut squash?? Sweet potato?

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JulieMonday 24th July 2017

Do u have to put peppers in as I am not Kean on them plz

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    Emma TMonday 11th September 2017

    Hi Julie,

    Not if you don’t like them ????

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AMREET NOTTAThursday 2nd February 2017

made this last night. it didn’t look like the picture at all.I don’t think i browned the chicken off on high enough heat.. ..but it was still delicious. will be making it again!

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    KaySaturday 11th February 2017

    So glad you like it! ????

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SueWednesday 30th November 2016

How much ginger would you use please, as it is not mentioned in the list of ingredients. Thanx

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