Crock Pot Lo Mein Noodles makes the perfect dinnertime meal that is easy to make right in your slow cooker! Best of all, you can skip the delivery and make this flavorful takeout favorite right at home!
It’s amazing how much can happen in just 3 years.
How much can change. How people can change. 3 years ago I never would have thought that I would be blogging still…let alone blogging full time and even writing a cookbook.
I can still remember the day I shared it. Lo mein is something I grew up making regularly but that day, I decided to toss everything into our slow cooker while I took my son out Christmas shopping.
When we got home, I threw in some leftover noodles and was surprised with how much my family loved it!
Since then, I think I must have made a different variation of it at least 100 times.
Sometimes with just veggies and using egg noodles, and then the next time with spaghetti, linguine, ramen and even udon.
CHICKEN LO MEIN
And to celebrate the launch of my cookbook today, I’m reposting this Lo Mein recipe for any new set of eyes along with a few new photos and a short video.
It makes an easy weeknight meal and most of all, I hope it can bring some nice changes for each and every one of you the way it has for me…like maybe even skipping the takeout more often 😉
Slow cooker lo mein is perfect for weeknight dinner! Chicken, fresh veggies, noodles, and a tasty sauce make this meal a must try!
- 1 pound boneless skinless chicken thighs or breasts
- salt and black pepper to taste
- 2/3 cup low sodium chicken broth
- 3 Tablespoons oyster sauce
- 2 Tablespoons low sodium soy sauce can substitute with gluten free tamari or coconut aminos for paleo-friendly version
- 3 teaspoons hoisin sauce
- 2 teaspoons honey
- 2 garlic cloves minced
- 1/2 Tablespoon minced fresh ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon red chili pepper flakes optional
- 2 cups fresh lo mein noodles or cooked spaghetti noodles
- 2 cups baby bok choy washed and sliced
- 1 red bell pepper seeded, thinly sliced
- 1/2 cup matchstick carrots
- 2 Tablespoons corn starch + 3 tablespoons cold water
- sesame seeds for garnish, optional
- Lightly grease 4-5 quart slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray. Add chicken and season with salt and black pepper. In a medium bowl, whisk together all the ingredients for the sauce and pour over chicken. Cover and cook for 1 1/2 - 2 hours on high or 3-4 hours on low, stirring once to distribute sauce evenly.
- Meanwhile, prepare noodles according to package directions and set aside.
- Once chicken is cooked, transfer to cutting board and cut into cubes or shred with two forks.Toss back in to slow cooker along with bok choy, bell peppers and carrots. To thicken sauce, whisk together corn starch and water in a small bowl and stir into slow cooker. Allow sauce to cook and thicken on high for 30 minutes. Give everything a good stir to combine and coat with sauce.
- Serve hot and garnish with sesame seeds, if desired.
Due to the lower heating element in older slow cookers, the sauce may not thicken in the slow cooker. If that is the case, spoon out all the sauce from the slow cooker into a small saucepan and bring to a boil on high heat until it thickens up. Combine with rest of ingredients and serve.
* Feel free to add in any other vegetables of your choice. Broccoli, snow peas and bell peppers would work well in this dish.
*Adding the fresh pre-cooked or cooked dry noodles JUST 20 minutes PRIOR to serving will ensure that the noodles will NOT get too soft and mushy.
**Use pork instead of chicken or extra firm or deep fried tofu for a meatless meal. I also have a vegetarian version on my site.
I feel so extremely blessed to have some of my friends celebrating right along with me so I thought it would be fun to share all of the recipes that they made so you guys can see how talented each of them are.
Even if there are some duplicates, it’s always fun seeing how each blogger interpreted or adapted the original and each one of them look SO delicious. Click HERE to see the list and stop by my their blogs and say hello!
I’ve teamed up with my friends over at KitchenAid to bring you this giveaway as a way to say THANK YOU for being awesome! You can find me over on their Kitchenthusiast blog on December 22nd sharing 3 Easy Slow Cooker Holiday Side Dishes. They’re helping to bring two lucky readers One KitchenAid Multi-Cooker and One KitchenAid Slow Cooker. I own both and they work like a dream! THANKS FOR YOUR ENTRY, GIVEAWAY HAS NOW ENDED!
Thank you so much everyone! This whole cookbook would never have been possible without you guys. Your support means the world to me and I seriously wish I could send all of you guys a prize pack. Good luck to everyone that enters!
Disclosure: The multi-cooker and slow cooker have been sponsored by KitchenAid US, the PayPal cash by me and the books provided by Page Street Publishing.