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Playing How to Make Chinese 5-Spice Quick Chicken Stew with Noodles | MYOTO Recipe | Rachael Ray

"This is kind of a quick Chinese chicken and vegetable stew that we're going to toss with wavy-edged noodles," says Rach. Ideally, she likes to marinate the chicken overnight, but you can do it for as little as 30 minutes. You can also use a plant-based substitute instead of chicken or you can use pork or if you want to make it with beef, petit filet or a piece of flank steak are good choices. 

Pro Tip from Rach: Always store raw meat and poultry on the bottom shelf of the fridge. That way, if it leaks, it won't contaminate foods on lower shelves. 

For more MYOTO (make your own takeout) recipes from Rach, check out her Sticky Asian Chicken with Rice and 5-Spice Beef and Broccoli.


For the Chicken and Marinade:
  • 2 tablespoons EACH light and dark soy sauce, and Shaoxing or sherry
  • 1 tablespoon EACH toasted sesame oil and cornstarch
  • 1 ½ pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs and boneless, skinless breasts, thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon 5-spice powder
To Prepare:
  • 3 tablespoons olive or vegetable oil
  • 1 russet potato, peeled and ½ inch dice
  • 1 teaspoon EACH salt and Sichuan pepper
  • 2 carrots, peeled and ½ inch dice
  • 1 onion, quartered and sliced
  • 1 red field or mild pepper, quartered and sliced
  • 1 green chili, mild like Cubanelle or hot like a large jalapeno, seeded and chopped or sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 1 inch ginger, chopped or grated
  • ¼ cup Shaoxing or sherry
  • 2 tablespoons EACH light and dark soy sauce
  • 1 bunch scallions, chopped on thin bias, whites and greens separated
  • ½-1 cup chicken bone broth or stock
  • Pea tendrils or sprouts, optional
  • 1 pound curly edge dry Chinese noodles, wide rice noodles or egg tagliatelle
  • Cilantro
  • Edible flowers


Serves: 4


For the chicken and marinade, whisk together soy sauces, Shaoxing, sesame oil and cornstarch in a bowl to create a slurry, then transfer to zip-top bag. Season chicken with salt and 5-spice powder, place in bag and marinate up to 24 hours or minimum of 30 minutes. 

Bring water to boil for noodles.

Rachael Ray 14.5-Inch Nonstick Frying Pan with Helper Handle

Rachael Ray 14.5-Inch Nonstick Frying Pan with Helper Handle

Rachael Ray

To prepare, heat a large skillet over medium-high heat with a couple tablespoons of oil and cook chicken in batches 3 minutes on each side; transfer to a platter. Add remaining oil and potato, salt and Sichuan pepper and cook until slightly softened and starting to brown. Add carrots and onions and peppers and soften 7 to 8 minutes. Add garlic and ginger and stir a minute. Add Shaoxing or sherry and soy sauces, scallion whites and stock, then add chicken back and reduce heat to simmer. Add scallion greens and pea tendrils (if using) in the last minute.  

Cook noodles, drain and return to the pot. Pour chicken stew over and mix together. Transfer to serving bowl and garnish.