Chicken Lo Mein is lo mein noodles, tender slices of chicken, and fresh vegetables tossed in an easy-to-make homemade sauce! Skip the takeout and cook this up right at home in 30 minutes or less!
If you find yourself ordering Chicken Lo Mein often from the local Chinese restaurant, then you’ll want to push this recipe to the front of your must-make list! It’s filled with tender lo mein noodles, juicy chicken, and healthy vegetables that are all wrapped up in a homemade savory sauce!
Making takeout dishes at home not only saves time but money as well! You’ll get more time at home since you won’t be on the road grabbing takeout, and once you get the initial ingredients list stocked at home, you have plenty to make this dinner several times!
This could lead to temptation since this Chicken Lo Mein is even better than what your favorite takeout restaurant serves! I know, I know, that’s a bold statement, but I love how fresh-tasting this recipe is and much less “slimy” than you might be used to.
Why I Love This Recipe!
- One Pan Meal! You’ll always find me trying any and every one-pan meal since it means it’s easy to make and even easier to clean up!
- Dinner In 30 Minutes! Perfect for busy weeknights and low-key weekends where you want to spend less time in the kitchen and more time relaxing!
- Choose Your Veggies! Try broccoli, snow peas, onions, cabbage, carrots, and even zucchini! Use what you have on hand, or grab your favorites from the produce section!
- Mix Up The Protein! This recipe is made with chicken, but you could also make it with beef or shrimp!
Depending on how often you cook Asian dishes at home, you may need to run out or order some ingredients to make this Chicken Lo Mein Recipe! Don’t worry, it’s well worth the time and effort!
To start, you’ll need lo mein noodles, veggies, and boneless skinless chicken breast that has been sliced into thin strips. The chicken is then coated in salt, ground black pepper, and sesame oil before being cooked on the stovetop with ginger paste and garlic paste.
When it comes to vegetables, I like to cook carrots, bell pepper, snow peas, and shiitake mushrooms in olive oil but feel free to grab the veggies that you and your family would like! After the noodles, chicken, and vegetables are cooked, they all get tossed in the chicken lo mein sauce.
To make this, you’ll need chicken broth, low sodium soy sauce, light brown sugar, hoisin sauce, oyster sauce, corn starch, and sesame oil. Once the sauce is made, everything is combined into a large skillet, tossed over heat, and then served with green onions.
How To Make Chicken Lo Mein
- Cook the lo mein noodles, drain them, and then set aside.
- Toss the chicken with salt, pepper, and sesame oil in a large bowl. Afterward, cook the coated chicken in a deep skillet over medium-high heat.
- Add the ginger and garlic to the skillet and continue cooking, stirring constantly.
- Remove the chicken from the pan and set it aside.
- Add the vegetables to the skillet and cook. While the veggies cook, whisk the sauce ingredients together in a medium bowl.
- Return the chicken and pasta to the skillet with the vegetables, adding the sauce. Toss to coat until the sauce thickens and everything is evenly heated.
- Serve garnished with green onions, and enjoy!
Frequently Asked Questions
How To Store
Store any leftover Chicken Lo Mein in the refrigerator in an airtight container. Enjoy for up to 3 to 4 days!
How Do You Recommend Heating Up The Leftovers?
I’d just pop them in the microwave for 3 to 5 minutes, stirring after every minute or so.
Can I Use Regular Noodles In This Recipe?
You can, but it will throw off the final taste and texture of the recipe! If you must, go with thin spaghetti for the best results.
Could I Use Chicken Thighs Instead Of Chicken Breast In This Dish?
You sure can! Just simply swap the chicken breast out for thighs and then continue with the recipe instructions.
Chicken Lo Mein
- 10 ounces lo mein noodles
- 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast sliced into thin strips
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil
- 1 tablespoon garlic paste
- 1 tablespoon ginger paste
- 2 tablespoon olive oil
- 1½ cups carrots peeled and finely julienned
- 1 red bell pepper sliced very thin
- 6 ounces snow peas
- 3.5 ounces shiitake mushrooms sliced
- ¼ cup chicken broth
- 4 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons light brown sugar packed
- 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce
- 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
- 1 teaspoon corn starch
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- green onions optional
- Cook lo mein noodles according to package directions for al dente. Drain and set aside.10 ounces lo mein noodles
- While the pasta is cooking, toss the chicken pieces with salt, pepper, and sesame oil in a large bowl.1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast, 1 teaspoon salt, ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper, 1 tablespoon sesame oil
- Heat a deep skillet over medium-high heat and add the prepared chicken to the pan and cook until done, about 3 to 4 minutes.
- Add the garlic and ginger in and cook for 1 additional minute, stirring constantly so the garlic and ginger don’t burn.1 tablespoon garlic paste, 1 tablespoon ginger paste
- Remove the cooked chicken from the pan and set aside.
- Add olive oil and carrots and peppers to the pan and cook for 3 minutes, then add the peas and mushrooms and cook for 2 additional minutes, stirring frequently.2 tablespoon olive oil, 1½ cups carrots, 1 red bell pepper, 6 ounces snow peas, 3.5 ounces shiitake mushrooms
- While the veggies are cooking, whisk together the sauce ingredients in a medium bowl. Set aside.¼ cup chicken broth, 4 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce, 2 tablespoons light brown sugar, 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce, 1 tablespoon oyster sauce, 1 teaspoon corn starch, 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- Add the chicken and pasta back to the skillet with the vegetables.
- Add in the sauce and toss to coat. Cook for an additional 3 to 5 minutes so the sauce thickens slightly and everything is heated through.
- Garnish with green onions if desired.green onions
- How To Store: Store any leftover Chicken Lo Mein in the refrigerator in an airtight container. Enjoy for up to 3 to 4 days!
- How Do You Recommend Heating Up The Leftovers? I’d just pop them in the microwave for 3 to 5 minutes, stirring after every minute or so.
- Can I Use Regular Noodles In This Recipe? You can, but it will throw off the final taste and texture of the recipe!
- Could I Use Chicken Thighs Instead Of Chicken Breast In This Dish? You sure can! Just simply swap the chicken breast out for thighs and then continue on with the recipe instructions.