Guyanese Chicken Chow-Mein

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


  1. Boil your spaghetti in a separate pot until al dente.
  2. In a steel pot, heat 3 tbsp olive oil
  3. 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)
  4. After the water dries out, add your chopped onions and peppers.
  5. Let all of that cook together, now add your spices (chili powder, casareep, basil, and salt.)
  6. Drain all of the water from your spaghetti and toss your noodles into the chicken and veggie mixture. Mix well and season to taste!
  7. 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.

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