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Slow Cooker Chicken Lo Mein Noodles - Meal Prep Lunch Bowls

This versatile Asian noodle dish is flavorful and saucy with baby bok choy, carrots, and chicken breasts. This makes an easy meal that can be made all in the slow cooker if desired and the vegetables and protein are easily interchangeable to suit your tastes.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian, Chinese
Keyword asian noodles slow cooker, crock pot chinese recipe, easy lo mein recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 45 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 404 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken thighs or breasts
  • salt and black pepper to taste
  • 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
  • ½ cup matchstick carrots
  • 2 tablespoons corn starch + 3 tablespoons cold water

Sauce:

  • 2/3 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 3 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce can substitute with coconut aminos or tamari
  • 3 teaspoons hoisin sauce
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • ½ tablespoon fresh ginger minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chili pepper flakes optional
  • 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. Cook on HIGH for an additional 20-30 minutes or until sauce has thickened up. Give everything a good stir to combine and coat with sauce.
  4. Serve hot and garnish with sesame seeds, if desired.

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 Chicken Lo Mein Noodles - Meal Prep Lunch Bowls
Amount Per Serving (1 bowl (1/6 recipe))
Calories 404 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Cholesterol 48mg16%
Sodium 824mg34%
Potassium 387mg11%
Carbohydrates 66g22%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 24g48%
Vitamin A 4100IU82%
Vitamin C 44.1mg53%
Calcium 53mg5%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* 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.