I know you’ve seen chow-mein on a takeout menu before, but Guyanese people have their own take on this delicious dish. My mom, my grandma, my aunt, my sister, and even myself, all make chow-mein, but each with a different twist.
My mom makes her with more Guyanese spices than the rest of us and I love it. I tried to recreate it multiple times but to no avail (even though I watch her do it! Hahah!) but I have three different versions of it. Today’s recipe is chow-mein with chicken and green peppers.
- 3 chicken breasts cut into cubes
- 1 package of spaghetti
- 1 & 1/2 green bell peppers
- 1/2 onion
- 2 packets of chicken cube
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp basil
- 2 tbsp salt
- 1 1/2 tbsp chili powder
- 3 tbsp casareep
- Boil your spaghetti in a separate pot until al dente.
- In a steel pot, heat 3 tbsp olive oil
- Add your chicken breasts to the oil and cook until the water dries out (add your two packets of chicken cube and let it cook with the chicken)
- After the water dries out, add your chopped onions and peppers.
- Let all of that cook together, now add your spices (chili powder, casareep, basil, and salt.)
- Drain all of the water from your spaghetti and toss your noodles into the chicken and veggie mixture. Mix well and season to taste!
- Enjoy! You can also add other vegetables if you would like. I will be doing more versions of chow-mein, since it’s one of my fav things to make.