Chicken Chow Mein

Chow Mein

This chow mein is just like what you get at your favorite Chinese restaurant! It's made with tender noodles, fresh sauteed veggies, lean chicken, and a simple savory sauce. A crave-worthy dinner!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: Chicken Chow Mein, Chow Mein
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 464 kcal
Author: Jaclyn

Ingredients

  • 1 lb refrigerated yakisoba or chow mein noodles*
  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts**, sliced into 1/2-inch thick strips
  • 1 cup thinly sliced celery (3 stalks)
  • 2 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 3 cups thinly sliced green cabbage
  • 1 1/2 cups matchstick carrots
  • 2/3 cup chopped green onions (about 5)
  • 2 tsp minced ginger
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 Tbsp low-sodium soy sauce,
  • 1 Tbsp oyster sauce*** (or more to taste)
  • 1 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp sesame oil

Instructions

  1. Prepare noodles according to directions on package.
  2. In a bowl whisk together soy sauce, oyster sauce, sugar and sesame oil, set aside.

  3. Heat oil in a wok or large and deep non-stick skillet over moderately high heat. 

  4. Add chicken (working to leave a little space between pieces so they'll brown) and cook 3 - 4 minutes, turn and continue to cook until cooked through, about 2 - 3 minutes longer. Transfer to a plate or sheet of foil.

  5. Reduce heat slightly add remaining 1 Tbsp oil in skillet, add celery and saute 3 minutes. 

  6. Add cabbage and saute 2 minutes, then add carrots, green onions, garlic and ginger and saute 1 - 2 minutes longer, until veggies are all crisp tender.

  7. Toss in noodles and chicken then pour soy sauce mixture over top and toss to coat. Serve warm.

Recipe Notes

  • *8 oz dry spaghetti (thin or regular) will work great too.
  • **Chicken thighs will work great too. Cook a few minutes longer as needed.
  • ***I've also made this with hoisin sauce in place of oyster sauce when I don't have it. They have much different flavors but both give a delicious flavor.