This easy Chicken Chow Mein is the perfect meal for busy weeknights. Best of all, comes together in just 30 minutes and so much better than takeout!
It’s the perfect easy weeknight dish and it was always a hit with my brothers and I.
There are actually two different ways to make this popular favorite.
My dad loved making this the authentic Cantonese way by deep frying the noodles first but my mom liked the noodles on the softer side – the way they make it at most North American style Chinese restaurants.
The best part about most noodle dishes is that you can easily customize them with other protein or veggies to your liking. I used chicken, snow peas, Shanghai bok choy, red bell peppers and carrots.
If you can’t find chow mein noodles, you can substitute with thin spaghetti noodles as another alternative and they work just fine (not authentic by any means but a great substitute).
Any other thin Chinese egg noodle would work well here too. It all gets coated in a rich and savory sauce stir-fry sauce that you’ll want to refer to again and again.
Just grab a pair of chopsticks or a fork and dig in!
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