Easy Slow Cooker Chicken Lo Mein – The perfect healthy crock-pot recipe for busy weeknights with authentic restaurant quality ingredients. Best of all, ONLY 15 minutes to prep with a step-by-step video & way better than takeout!
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Along with chow mein and fried rice, lo mein are so perfect for cleaning out the fridge because you can use up all those extra veggies hanging around. Plus they are so easy to customize by adding in your favorite protein.
This Easy Chicken Lo Mein is our favorite takeout dish and I decided one day to make it into my slow cooker. The flavors came out SO amazing and was seriously the best decision ever!
Some helpful tips to note:
- Be sure you add the fresh pre-cooked or cooked dry noodles NEAR the end or JUST PRIOR to serving. This will ensure that the noodles will NOT get too soft and mushy.
- You can use fresh egg noodles or any type of cooked pasta noodles you have on hand. As you can see from the different pictures, I’ve used fresh egg noodles, spaghetti noodles and linguine noodles. They will all work great!
- Feel free to make it your own with your favorite vegetables. I used baby bok choy and carrots here and I have also used snow peas, baby corn or bell peppers successfully in the past.
- Use pork instead of chicken or extra firm or deep fried tofu for a meatless meal. You can find the vegetarian version with extra firm tofu here.
This dish is constantly on our dinner rotation because my husband declares it the best ever and it’s also by far the MOST popular recipe on this blog.
The original photos were taken that first night I made them on a whim since I didn’t really plan on posting the recipe.
I also had no idea it would have been such a hit with my readers and has now been repinned a total of over a million times even after a mixup with changing the URL!
I have since updated the photos twice and the recipe to make it easier and now even added a short video to show the steps:
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