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Healthy Chicken Chow Mein Zoodles in a skillet

Chicken Chow Mein Zoodles

The perfect easy and healthy 30-minute weeknight stir-fry meal. It's packed with fresh vegetables, lo mein style zucchini noodles and a flavorful authentic sauce. SO much better than takeout!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Keyword chicken chow mein zoodles, healthy dinner chicken, zoodle recipe asian, zucchini noodles recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 321 kcal
Author Kelly


  • 2 Tablespoons corn starch or use arrowroot powder or tapioca starch for a paleo version
  • 1/3 cup low-sodium soy sauce gluten free tamari or coconut aminos for a paleo version
  • 2 Tablespoons oyster sauce use gluten free or vegan if necessary
  • 1 teaspoon honey coconut sugar or low calorie sweetener of your choice
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated or minced fresh ginger
  • 1-2 Tablespoons water plus more ONLY as needed to thin out sauce

For the Chow Mein Zoodles:

  • 12 ounce chicken breast cut into 1" inch chunks
  • 5 medium zucchini
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil divided
  • 1 large bell pepper thinly sliced (yellow, red or a mix of both) thinly sliced
  • 1 cup mixed vegetables of your choice; snow peas, bok choy, thinly sliced carrots
  • 1/2 Tablespoon fresh chopped parsley or cilantro for garnish (optional)


  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together all the ingredients for the sauce, until combined.
  2. Season chicken with salt and pepper and drizzle with 1/2 tablespoon of sauce. Allow to marinate while preparing the zucchini noodles.
  3. Cut zucchini into noodles with spiralizer or vegetable peeler. Pat dry with paper towels.
  4. Heat oil in a large wok or skillet on medium-high heat. Add chicken and cook until brown on both sides, about 3-4 minutes. Transfer from pan onto a plate. Set aside.
  5. Add remaining olive oil to the same skillet. Add the peppers, snow peas and bok choy and cook for about 2 minutes until soft and tender.
  6. Add chicken back to the pan and stir in the sauce. Turn heat to high and allow the sauce to thicken and bubble. Adjust seasonings as needed.
  7. Add the zucchini noodles and gently toss to coat using tongs. Cook until zucchini noodles are just tender (about 1-2 minutes - do NOT overcook), and remove from stove.
  8. Serve immediately and garnish with sesame seeds if desired.

Recipe Notes

* can also use liquid aminos **can also use vegetarian oyster flavored sauce. Look for gluten free products if necessary. ***can also use brown sugar or coconut sugar ** do not overcook for longer than 2 minutes or else noodles will get too soft and mushy. ***for an extra spicy kick, feel free to add 1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes or Sriracha sauce

Nutrition Facts
Chicken Chow Mein Zoodles
Amount Per Serving (1 serving (1/4 recipe))
Calories 321 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 54mg18%
Sodium 1096mg46%
Potassium 1175mg34%
Carbohydrates 24g8%
Fiber 5g20%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 24g48%
Vitamin A 4150IU83%
Vitamin C 103.1mg125%
Calcium 67mg7%
Iron 2.3mg13%
* 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.