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Slow Cooker Lo Mein

Slow cooker lo mein is perfect for weeknight dinner! Chicken, fresh veggies, noodles, and a tasty sauce make this meal a must try!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Keyword easy lo mein recipe, easy slow cooker asian recipe, easy slow cooker chicken recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 45 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 406 kcal
Author Kelly

Ingredients

  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken thighs or breasts
  • salt and black pepper to taste

Sauce:

  • 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

Instructions

  1. 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.
  2. Meanwhile, prepare noodles according to package directions and set aside.
  3. 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.
  4. Serve hot and garnish with sesame seeds, if desired.

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Recipe Notes

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.

Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Lo Mein
Amount Per Serving (1 serving (1/4 recipe))
Calories 406 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Cholesterol 72mg24%
Sodium 1060mg44%
Potassium 581mg17%
Carbohydrates 57g19%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 32g64%
Vitamin A 6225IU125%
Vitamin C 66.2mg80%
Calcium 80mg8%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy using the WPRM recipe calculator. It is best to make your own calculations to ensure accuracy. We expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.