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A serving of Chicken Chow Mein in a brown bowl with chopsticks

Chinese Chow Mein

This easy chicken chow mein is the perfect meal for busy weeknights. Comes together in just 30 minutes and is so much better than takeout!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Keyword chinese noodles, chow mein recipe, easy chinese recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 436 kcal


  • 16 ounce fresh chow mein noodles or 8 ounces dried spaghetti cooked according to instructions
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil divided
  • 1 lb boneless chicken breast cut into 1" cubes
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/2 tablespoon minced ginger
  • 1 green onion sliced thinly
  • 2 small shallots finely chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper sliced thinly
  • 1 medium carrot sliced into thin matchsticks
  • 2/3 cup Shanghai bok choy washed and sliced thinly
  • 1/2 cup snow peas trimmed


  • 1 tablespoon corn starch omit if low carb
  • 2 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce can substitute with coconut aminos or tamari
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 3 teaspoons fish sauce
  • 2 teaspoons Mirin or Chinese cooking wine or dry sherry
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup water and reserve another 1/2 cup water to thin out the sauce

Serving Suggestions:


  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together ingredients for the sauce. Pour half over chicken in another bowl and marinate for at least 30 minutes. Reserve remaining sauce.

  2. Prepare noodles according to package directions.

  3. In a large non-stick pan or wok, heat 1 teaspoon of oil over medium-high heat. Add chicken and saute for 2-3 on each side, until browned. Remove chicken and set aside on a serving plate.

  4. Swirl in another teaspoon of oil and add garlic and ginger. Stir-fry for 1 minute or until fragrant, add green onions and shallots and stir-fry for another minute. Add bell peppers, carrots, bok choy, and snow peas and stir-fry for 2-3 minutes, until vegetables are tender with a slight crisp. Transfer vegetables to serving platter.

  5. Return pan to wok and add 2 teaspoons of oil. Add noodles and stir-fry for a minute. Pour reserved sauce and toss with tongs. Return chicken and vegetables to pan and coat with sauce. Once the sauce boils and thickens up, turn down heat and adjust seasonings. Add more water if the sauce is too thick.

  6. Serve with sesame seeds and top with a sprinkle of sliced green onions, if desired.

Nutrition Facts
Chinese Chow Mein
Amount Per Serving (1 bowl (1/4 recipe))
Calories 436 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Cholesterol 72mg24%
Sodium 1617mg67%
Potassium 522mg15%
Carbohydrates 48g16%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 34g68%
Vitamin A 690IU14%
Vitamin C 14.6mg18%
Calcium 26mg3%
Iron 2.9mg16%
* 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.