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Chinese Pasta: A Hot & Sour Quick Fix | Becky Keeps House - This Chinese pasta quick fix is a lifesaver when you need to get a filling meal on the table in 30 minutes. A must-have recipe for every busy homemaker!

Chinese Pasta: a Hot and Sour Quickfix

This Chinese pasta quick fix is a lifesaver when you need to get a filling meal on the table in 30 minutes. A must-have recipe for every busy homemaker!

Course Dinner, Lunch, Main Course, Tea Time
Cuisine American, Chinese
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Author Becky Keeps House

Ingredients

  • 200 g chicken boneless, cut in cubes/chunks
  • 1 tsp ginger paste
  • 1 tsp garlic paste
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp red chili powder
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper (plus more for seasoning)
  • 1 small green chili chopped
  • 400 g shell pasta
  • 1 packet Knorr Chinese hot and sour soup (or any other instant hot & sour soup that can prepare 3 cups)
  • 1 cup frozen vegetables
  • 100 g (1 medium size) onion chopped
  • 100 g (1 medium size) green bell pepper (capsicum) chopped
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 large egg beaten
  • 1 tbsp hot sauce (or to taste)
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce (or to taste)
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce (or to taste)
  • spring onion, diagonally cut (for garnishing)

Instructions

  1. Combine the ginger paste, garlic paste, salt, red chili powder, black pepper and chopped green chili.  Marinate chicken in this mixture while you prepare the rest of the recipe.

  2. Cook pasta to package directions, drain and set aside.

  3. In a pot, add instant soup packet contents, 750ml water (or as needed to prepare 3 cups of soup), vegetables, onion and green bell pepper.  Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally.

  4. While the soup is coming to a boil, heat 1 tbsp oil in a frying pan and fry the chicken.  When brown and cooked through, add to the soup.  Cook for three minutes.

  5. Add the beaten egg slowly into the soup, stirring continuously.  Cook for two more minutes.

  6. Add the hot, Worcestershire and soy sauces and stir to combine.  

  7. Combine prepared mixture with pasta in serving dish.  

  8. Garnish with spring onion and season with black pepper to taste.