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Chow Mein

Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Keyword cantonese chow mein, chinese takeout, chow mein, chow mein recipe, keto, low carb, paleo
Prep Time 12 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 180 kcal
Author Kelly


Sauce and Marinade:

For the Noodles:

  • 6-8 ounces 225 grams fresh OR prepared dried chow mein for low carb use Shirataki noodles)
  • 1 boneless skinless chicken breast or thighs , about 1/3 lb., cut into 1” chunks
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • ½ teaspoon minced fresh ginger
  • 1 cup shredded Napa cabbage OR chopped broccoli florets OR bok choy
  • 1/3 cup shredded or julienned carrots
  • 2 green onions , cut into 2-inch length
  • OTHER VEGETABLES: mung bean sprouts , chopped bell peppers, snow peas
  • Sesame seeds for garnish


  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together all the ingredients for the sauce. Measure out 1/2 tablespoon and drizzle over chicken in a separate bowl. Meanwhile, prepare noodles according to package instructions and set aside.
  2. Heat oil in a non-stick pan or wok over medium-high heat. Add chicken and stir-fry for 4-5 minutes or until lightly brown. Add garlic and ginger and sauté for about 1 minute. Add cabbage and carrots and cook for 1-2 minutes or until wilted but still slightly crispy.
  3. Add the noodles into the pan; give the reserved sauce a quick stir then pour over noodles. Use tongs to toss noodles to coat with sauce. Season with more salt, pepper or Sriracha and add more water to thin out the sauce, as needed.
  4. Stir in bean sprouts and green onions, stirring for 30 seconds to combine then dish out and serve hot topped with sesame seeds.
  5. For meal prep - divide into even portions in containers and store in the fridge for up to 4 days. Reheat any leftovers in the microwave or on the stovetop.
Nutrition Facts
Chow Mein
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 180 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 13g26%
* 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.