Chicken Lo Mein

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I don’t think I have ever ordered Chinese food that doesn’t include a chicken lo mein entree. It is a staple in our takeout orders. Here is a simplified version of the restaurant classic Chicken Lo Mein. It has the same great taste but is made in the comfort of your own home.

This easy recipe for chicken lo mein includes protein, vegetables all tossed in a simple sauce. It covers all of the bases and is delicious to boot. You can have this on your table in under 30 minutes!

lo mein noodles with cooked boo choy and chicken on a few plates and with the pan
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Chicken Lo Mein

Chicken lo mein is a perfect weeknight meal because of how quick and easy it is. Like ridiculously easy! It is way faster than door dashing from your favorite restaurant and cheaper too.

This recipes calls for chicken but you can toss any protein in there. Shrimp, beef or pork work great in lo mein as well. Same with with the veggies-you really can’t go wrong with what you are using in this dish. It is also a great way to use up food in your refrigerator. 

As far as noodles go, egg noodles really make this dish. The texture is chewier, they are more yellow in color and will duplicate your restaurant favorite more closely. However, you can substitute with fettuccine or spaghetti noodles. Just follow the instructions on the package for al dente noddles and you will be set. 

all raw ingredients for the chicken lo main in small clear dishes portioned and ready to make

What vegetables go in chicken lo mein?

You can get creative with the vegetables that you have on hand but I like to use bell peppers, broccoli, mushrooms, onions, snow peas or carrots. But use what you have available!

Where can I find lo mein noodles in the grocery store?

You can find lo mein noodles in the international aisle by the Asian products. If you can’t find them there, check the dry pasta aisle. 

pan of chicken and sauce with lo main noodles and veggies not stored together yet

What is the difference between lo mein and chow mein?

This is confusing for a lot of people because the dishes have similar names. However “mein” simply means noodles. The primary difference between lo mein and chow mein is how the noodles are prepared. Chow mein noodles are parboiled, crispier and fried while lo mein noodles are fully cooked then tossed in sauce. Chow mein is also typically more dry while lo mein is very saucy. 

Are lo mein noodles gluten-free?

Usually lo mein noodles or egg noodles are made with wheat. Feel free to use your favorite gluten-free noodle for this recipe. 

Can I make lo mein vegetarian?

Of course! If you are wanting to skip out on the chicken feel free. Double up on the veggies and enjoy!

lo mein noodles with cooked boo choy and chicken on a few plates and with the pan

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lo mein noodles with cooked boo choy and chicken on a few plates and with the pan
5 from 1 vote

Chicken Lo Mein

Easy and fast Chicken Lo Mein recipe made with simple ingredients you have at home and just as good (or better!) than take out. Make this today!
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 1 hour
Servings: 4

Ingredients 

  • 12 ounces boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 6 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 4 teaspoons sugar
  • 10 ounces dried Chinese lo mein noodles
  • cup chicken broth
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 4 cloves garlic,, minced
  • ½ cup shredded carrot
  • 1 cup chopped bok choy
  • 4 green onions,, cut into 2-inch thin strips

Instructions 

  • Cut chicken into bite-size strips.
  • In a medium bowl, combine 2 tablespoons of the soy sauce, rice vinegar, and 2 teaspoons of the sugar.
  • Add chicken and toss to coat. Let marinate at room temperature for 20 minutes or cover and chill for 1 hour.
  • Meanwhile, cook noodles according to package directions and drain. Rinse with cold water and drain well. 
  • For sauce, in a small bowl, stir together chicken broth, the remaining 4 tablespoons soy sauce, the remaining 2 teaspoons sugar, and the cornstarch. 
  • In a 10-inch skillet or a wok, heat vegetable oil and sesame oil over medium-high heat. Add garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Add carrots and cook for 2 minutes. Add bok choy and green onions, cook for 2 minutes. Remove vegetables from wok. 
  • Drain chicken and discard marinade. Add chicken to wok (add more oil if necessary) and cook for until no longer pink (about 3 or 4 minutes).
  • Push chicken from the center of the wok. Stir sauce and add to center of the wok. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly.
  • Add the cooked noodles and vegetables. Toss the mixture until combined and heated through.
  • Transfer to a platter and serve.

Notes

  • This recipe is so flexible, use whatever vegetables you like or have on hand.
  • This recipe doubles well if you are cooking for a crowd.

Nutrition

Calories: 453kcal, Carbohydrates: 61g, Protein: 28g, Fat: 11g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g, Monounsaturated Fat: 3g, Trans Fat: 0.03g, Cholesterol: 55mg, Sodium: 1920mg, Potassium: 516mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 6g, Vitamin A: 3601IU, Vitamin C: 13mg, Calcium: 48mg, Iron: 1mg
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Chicken Lo Mein is a weeknight meal that is ready in no time flat. It is full of flavor, requires simple ingredients and can be made in one pan. You are going to love this homemade version of a restaurant favorite.

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