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Chicken Chow Mein

Chicken Chow Mein

Chicken Chow Mein is a delicious and hearty meal, made with noodles, vegetables, and some protein! Here is our take on this classic Chinese favorite takeout dish!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Chicken Chow Mein
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 470kcal
Author Catalina Castravet


  • 1 lb chow mein noodles or yakisoba noodles
  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts sliced into 1/2-inch thick strips
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 cup red bell pepper thinly sliced
  • 3 cups napa cabbage thinly sliced
  • 1 cup matchstick carrots
  • 1/2 cup green onions diced
  • 1 tablespoon ginger minced
  • 4 garlic cloves minced


  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce low-sodium
  • 3 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 1 tablespoon white granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil


  • Sesame seeds
  • Green onions


  • Prepare noodles per package directions and set aside.
  • In the meantime, in a medium bowl whisk together all SAUCE ingredients, set aside.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a wok or large deep non-stick skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Once hot, add chicken (working in batches if needed) and cook 3 - 4 minutes on each side to brown. Transfer chicken strips to a plate.
  • Reduce heat slightly add the remaining 1 tablespoon of oil, add carrots and saute for 5 minutes.
  • Add napa cabbage and bell pepper and saute 3-5 minutes, then add green onions, garlic, and ginger and saute 1 - 2 minutes longer, until veggies are all crisp-tender.
  • Toss in noodles and chicken, then pour SAUCE mixture on top and toss to coat.
  • Serve warm.


Calories: 470kcal | Carbohydrates: 63g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 1440mg | Potassium: 557mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 4595IU | Vitamin C: 47.7mg | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 3.4mg