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Charlie Chan Pasta

Spaghetti with chicken, mushrooms and peanuts coated in a sticky, sweet and spicy sauce - a unique combination of flavours that come together creating a noodle dish that is full of flavour. This recipe is inspired by the dish of the same name from the Filipino restaurant Yellow Cab Pizza Co.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Filipino
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Author Sally


  • 500 grams spaghetti
  • 1 chicken breast
  • 100 grams shiitake mushrooms
  • 1 onion
  • 3-4 garlic cloves
  • ½ cup peanuts
  • spring onions, chopped
  • peanut oil


  • ¼ cup oyster sauce
  • ¼ cup chicken stock
  • 1 tablespoon char siu sauce
  • 1 teaspoon chili garlic sauce
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar


  • In a large saucepan, boil spaghetti according to package directions.
  • Mix all sauce ingredients together in a small bowl and set aside.
  • Chop the chicken breast into bite-sized pieces, slice the shiitake mushrooms and finley dice the onion.
  • Heat about a tablespoon of peanut oil in a frying pan and add the onion, sauteing until translucent. Use a garlic crusher to crush garlic, adding it to the onions. Add chopped chicken and saute until browned. Add mushrooms and peanuts and continue to cook, stirring frequently to prevent sticking, until chicken is cooked through.
  • Add sauce to the chicken and stir for two to three minutes until the chicken is coated and the sauce starts to thicken. Add drained spaghetti and toss until covered in the sauce. Serve topped with spring onions.


Adapted from Ang Sarap