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Chicken Lo Mein

This Chicken Lo Mein is an authentic recipe made with silky noodles stir-fried with tender chicken, carrots and red bell peppers paired with a savory Asian sauce and is healthier and way better than takeout! So easy to make at home in under 30 minutes in just one pan and includes grain-free, low carb, keto and paleo options. 

Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian, Chinese
Keyword chinese noodles recipe, easy asian noodles, lo mein recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 372 kcal
Author Kelly


For the Lo Mein:

For the Sauce:

  • 1/3 cup coconut aminos , can sub with gluten free tamari or regular soy sauce if not following a gluten free diet
  • 3 Tablespoons oyster sauce , can sub with Primal Kitchen’s No Soy Teriyaki Sauce for paleo / Whole30
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar , may sub with rice wine vinegar if not Whole30/paleo/keto.
  • 2 teaspoons coconut sugar , if you want to make this sauce keto, then sub with granulated monk fruit sweetener or use apple juice or homemade date paste for Whole30
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 2 Tablespoons arrowroot powder , can substitute with corn starch if no dietary concerns or with 1/2 tsp xanthan gum for low carb / keto
  • 2/3 cup water , plus more as needed to thin out sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Red Boat fish sauce optional, but if you already have it in your pantry, give it a try - it adds that extra rich umami flavor - for vegetarian sub with Miso paste OR Vegan Fish Sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon dark soy sauce , optional & only if you have it in your pantry - it adds extra richness and darker color. Leave out for paleo / whole30
  • 1-2 teaspoons chili garlic paste , red pepper chili flakes or Sriracha sauce - optional or to taste

For Meal Prep:


  1. Cook noodles according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
    Top view of chow mein ingredients on a cutting board: green onions, red bell peppers, bok choy and egg noodles
  2. While the noodles are cooking, whisk together all the ingredients for the sauce. Set aside.
    Top view of chow mein stir fry sauce
  3. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large non-stick wok or skillet on medium-high heat. Add chicken and cook until browned on both sides, about 5-6 minutes. Transfer chicken to plate and set aside.
    Cubed chicken breast in a pan
  4. Add remaining oil to the same skillet, add garlic and ginger and cook for 30 seconds, until fragrant. Add red peppers, carrots, bok choy, snow peas and cook for 1-2 minutes, until tender crisp.

    photo collage - snow peas, carrots and red bell peppers in a large skillet. Snow peas, red bell peppers and spinach in a large silver skillet.
  5. Add drained noodles and cooked chicken breasts back into the same pan. Pour the sauce over noodles, toss and coat well, using tongs. Turn the heat high to allow the sauce to bubble and thicken and add more water if the sauce is too thick. Season with salt and black pepper. Toss again and serve immediately and sprinkle with green onions and sesame seeds if desired.
    Easy Chicken Lo Mein makes the perfect easy Asian-inspired weeknight meal! Best of all, takes less than 30 minutes to make with the most authentic flavors! So delicious and way better than any Chinese takeout! Leftovers make great lunch bowls or for your weekly meal prepping for school or work lunches and even dinner!
  6. For meal prep, divide the noodles into separate lunch containers.
    Meal prep container of Chicken Lo Mein with chopsticks

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

Double the sauce recipe for extra saucy noodles

Nutrition Facts
Chicken Lo Mein
Amount Per Serving (1 serving (1/4 recipe))
Calories 372 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Carbohydrates 38g13%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 18g36%
* 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.