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Charlie Chan Chicken Pasta Recipe

This is a recipe for Yellow Cab’s Charlie Chan Chicken Pasta. I had not heard of Yellow Cab and that is probably because I do not think there is one in the United States. The recipe looked very good though and I decided to give it a try. Like most Asian pasta dishes this recipe mixes Chow Mein noodles and chicken with a sweet and spicy sauce. If you do not want to use Chow Mein noodles, other types of pasta would work as well such as spaghetti or angel hair. The original recipe called for chair siu sauce but I did not have any luck finding it around here so I used hoisin sauce instead. This recipe goes great served with egg rolls. Enjoy.


(Makes 4 Servings)

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Charlie Chan Chicken Pasta Recipe

  • Author: Bobby
  • Total Time: 30 minutes


  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts (cut into 1-inch chunks)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1 small onion (sliced)
  • 2 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 1 ¼ tablespoon char siu sauce (or hoisin sauce)
  • ¼ teaspoon chili-garlic sauce
  • 9 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 1/8 cup sugar
  • 4 tablespoons water
  • 2 (8 ounce) packages chow mein noodles
  • ½ cup peanuts


  1. Cook the chow mein noodles according to packaged directions. Set aside. Note: chow mein noodles cook fast so it would be best to try and time the cooking of the noodles with the chicken and sauce being cooked.
  2. In a medium bowl combine sesame oil, char sui sauce, oyster sauce, chili garlic sauce, sugar, and water. Heat olive oil in a wok or large sauté pan over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic and stir-fry for about a minute.
  3. Add the chicken and stir-fry for about 3 minutes. Add the sauce mixture to the pan and simmer until the chicken is fully cooked (the internal temperature has reached 165 degrees). Stir in peanuts.
  4. Toss the chicken and sauce with the chow mein noodles.


Recipe rating


Monday 4th of August 2014

Is the chicken velveted before cooking?


Monday 4th of August 2014

It is not velveted in this recipe.


Wednesday 20th of November 2013

Jim - the peanuts are cooked.

Darlys Gaudi

Tuesday 19th of November 2013

Sounds delicious! I lived in Manila for two years and really liked so much of their food. Can't wait to make this. Thanks for the recipe!


Tuesday 19th of November 2013

The recipe looks wonderful.

Are the peanuts cooked or raw?


Tuesday 19th of November 2013

On Monday, Dec 2, 2013, please go to NYC's Annual Winter's Eve event at Columbus Circle beginning at 5:30PM in Manhattan. There's a white tent right in front of the Time Warner Building that will be selling small plates of chicken tikka masala from The Sapphire Indian Restaurant. Please get the copycat recipe for it's very, very fragrant sauce in this dish as it is very different from other chicken masala dishes I've had in other restaurants. This event is only once a year. Thank you.