This chicken chow mein recipe is simple comfort food!
This recipe comes together quickly making it a nice addition to your weeknight rotation!
One thing that we have all probably learned over the course of this year is that it is important to learn how to cook with pantry staples or what you have on hand, but we also learned that we can make our favorite take-out recipes pretty easily on our own at home!
Chow Mein is one of my favorite take-out recipes to recreate at home because it is so simple and always satisfies!
What Is Chow Mein?
Chow Mein is Chinese stir-fried noodles that are tossed with vegetables and sometimes meat protein or tofu.
“Mein” means noodles in Chinese and it is often confused with Lo Mein. The two have similarities (both use Chinese egg noodles) but the biggest difference is how the noodles are prepared.
Chow mein, unlike lo mein, is a dish in which the noodles – whether fresh or dry – are stir-fried or cooked separately, then added to the rest of the ingredients.
What Do I Need To Make This Chow Mein Recipe?
Lo mein noodles
Red pepper flakes
How To Make Chicken Chow Mein
STEP ONE – Cook noodles and finely chopped in boiling water for 5 minutes; drain.
STEP TWO – Heat 2 teaspoons of oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms, garlic, and ginger, cook until mushrooms have softened.
STEP THREE – Combine the remaining 2 tablespoons of soy sauce, broth, oyster sauce, sugar, and pepper, stirring well. Add broth mixture to the mushrooms and cook for 1 minute. Add noodle mixture and shredded chicken to pan; cook 1 minute, tossing to combine. Sprinkle with green onions before serving.
How To Store Leftover Chow Mein
Store any leftover Chow Mein in an airtight container. This dish will last in your fridge for up to 3 days.
You can also place leftovers in large ziptop bags and freeze your leftovers for up to a month.
Chow Mein Recipe Tip & Substitutions
If you cannot find Chinese egg noodles or Lo Mein noodles, linguini, Fettucine, spaghetti or Ramen noodles can be used instead.
Feel free to add more veggies to this recipe! Sliced bell peppers and spinach can be added to this recipe.
Make a little extra sauce, this will make your dish saucy and super delicious!
I used rotisserie chicken in this recipe because it makes life easier. But you can omit the chicken very easily or even use diced cook pork, shrimp, or tofu.
This recipe is one of my favorite weeknight recipes because it comes together quickly and is easy to make. I often have noodles on hand in my pantry as well as the sauce ingredients. I know I can clean out my fridge and add any veggies or proteins I have on hand!
More Asian Style Recipes:
- 16 oz lo mein noodles
- 12 oz chopped broccoli
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 8 oz shitake mushrooms
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1 teaspoon ginger
- 2 cups shredded chicken
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons oyster sauce
- ¾ cup chicken broth
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
- Green onions
- Cook noodles and finely chopped in boiling water for 5 minutes; drain.
- Heat 2 teaspoons of oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms, garlic, and ginger, cook until mushrooms have softened.
- Combine the remaining 2 tablespoons of soy sauce, broth, oyster sauce, sugar, and pepper, stirring well. Add broth mixture to the mushrooms and cook for 1 minute. Add noodle mixture and shredded chicken to pan; cook 1 minute, tossing to combine. Sprinkle with green onions before serving
Amount Per Serving Calories 250Total Fat 10gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 7gCholesterol 34mgSodium 955mgCarbohydrates 24gFiber 4gSugar 5gProtein 18g