Chicken Lo Mein

Authentic Chicken Lo Mein. Tastes even better than the restaurant version! This recipe is ready in under 30 minutes and is loaded with vegetables!

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I love making my favorite take out dishes at home. They taste so much better and are easy to make! Besides fried rice and general tso’s chicken, lo mein is one my favorite take out dishes!

I used a mix of pre chopped stir fried veggies to keep it super easy. You can use any type of vegetables in this recipe. Frozen vegetables can also be substituted.

Ingredients in chicken lo mein

  • Lo mein noodles: I used wide lo mein noodles you can also substitute spaghetti noodles.
  • Low sodium soy sauce: This helps to cut back on some of the salt. If you don’t have low sodium soy sauce you can always mix regular soy sauce and water.
  • Hoisin sauce: A thick savory sauce that can be found in the international or asian section of your grocery store. If you don’t have any hoisin sauce you can make your own at home.
  • Sesame oil: This is one of my favorite ingredients! It adds so much nutty flavor and is delicious.
  • Light brown sugar: Adds a bit of sweetness to the sauce.
  • Rice wine vinegar: Adds a nice tang and acidity to the sauce. Rice wine vinegar can be found in the international or asian section of your grocery store.
  • Boneless skinless chicken thighs: I prefer to use chicken thighs versus chicken breasts in this recipe. Chicken thighs are more tender and have more flavor.
  • Vegetables: I used a mix of red bell pepper, broccoli, carrots and baby corn. Any vegetables you have on hand would work!
  • Garlic: I always have to have garlic!
  • Ginger: I prefer fresh however ground ginger could be substituted as well.

How to make chicken lo mein

I start by sautéing the chicken first in a bit of oil then remove it from the pan. To the same skillet I add the vegetables and saute them until golden brown and tender. While the chicken and veggies saute I mix together the sauce and boil the noodles. Once everything is cooked it gets tossed together. I serve the lo mein with a sprinkle of sesame seeds and green onions for garnish!

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Lo Mein Variations

  • Shrimp
  • Egg
  • Tofu
  • Beef
  • Snow Peas, bok choy, zucchini or yellow squash would all be great additions!

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Chicken Lo Mein

4.67 from 3 votes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4
Chicken Lo Mein. Ready in under 30 minutes and tastes way better and is healthier that takeout!

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces lo mein noodles I used wide lo mein noodles, you can also substitute spaghetti noodles
  • 3 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons oil divided
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken thighs cut into bite sized pieces
  • 2 cups mixed vegetables I used a mix of broccoli, carrots and baby corn
  • 1 small red bell pepper diced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon ginger minced
  • sesame seeds for garnish if desired

Instructions

  1. Cook the noodles according to package instructions. Drain and set aside.
  2. In a small bowl combine soy sauce, hoisin sauce, sesame oil, brown sugar and rice wine vinegar, set aside.
  3. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a large skillet or wok. Add chicken (I had to cook it in two batches) and cook until browned and cooked through, 4-5 minutes. Transfer the chicken to a plate and set aside.
  4. Add the other tablespoon of olive oil to the wok then add the mixed vegetables, bell pepper and ginger. Sauté for 2-3 minutes or until tender.
  5. Add in the garlic and cook for an additional minute,
  6. Add the sauce to the pan along with the cooked chicken and cooked noodles.
  7. Toss everything together and serve immediately with sesame seeds for garnish, if desired.
Nutrition Facts
Chicken Lo Mein
Amount Per Serving
Calories 505 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 108mg36%
Sodium 848mg37%
Potassium 574mg16%
Carbohydrates 63g21%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 31g62%
Vitamin A 5580IU112%
Vitamin C 48mg58%
Calcium 40mg4%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: chicken, Chicken Lo Mein, Chinese, Easy Dinner, Lo Mein, Take out recipes

Originally published November 2, 2017.

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  • Dave

    This looks incredible and incredibly easy. A must make. Thanks. I apologize that I have not taken the time to look thru your site’s recipe listings. This is a must do.

  • This. Looks. Amazing. Better than take out, for sure- and with this I actually know what’s going into the food on my plate! Gotta try!

  • stacey robertson

    i made this for my family and it was good .the noodles sucked up all sauce next time im gonna make twice sauce. oh i also add 1/2 cup cashews .

  • I am looking for the lo mein receipt that uses frozen vegetables sauce and noodles. Have got it off of google before and I can’t find it. All it was was chicken frozen veggies and sauce don’t remember how much to put in and what kind of sauce?

    • Hi Donna,

      Sorry about that! I have corrected the recipe. The ginger gets added with the other vegetables and the garlic gets added after they are tender.

      Thanks for letting me know!!

      Kelley

    • Nathan

      Hi Sherry,

      I’m so glad you enjoyed the recipe!

      Thank you for trying it!

      Nathan
      @chefsavvy

  • Mikaila D

    Just finished making this and I love the recipe! My boyfriend and I like things pretty spicy so the only modifications I made were adding about a tablespoon of chili paste and then I scrambled a few eggs with some crushed red pepper so we had a little more protein as I am using this recipe for our meal plan for the week! Thanks for sharing!

    • Nathan

      Hi mikaila,

      I’m so glad you both enjoyed this recipe! Thank you for your comment!
      Have a great day!

      Nathan
      @chefsavvy

  • Margaret

    I just made this lowmain and the next time I make it I won’t use as much sugar.

    • Nathan

      Hi Margaret,

      I’m sorry this was too sweet for your taste. I hope it turns out better for you next time with less sugar!
      Thank you for your feedback and comment!

      Nathan