Chicken Lo Mein is something that we order frequently from chinese restaurants, but I have been wanting to create a healthier version at home for a long long time! Finally I decide to recreate it and make it my own! This recipe is so tasty and honestly sometimes this kind of Chinese food is comfort for me! It is so YUMMY! Also, it saves us some money for sure! One thing about Chicken Lo Mein that can be tricky is that it can be hard to find the right kind of noodles. A lot of times if I can’t find the right kind of noodle I will use ramen noodles. They work just as well. It’s not traditional, but they are delicious too!
Equipment for this recipe:
- Wok (or large frying pan if you don’t have a wok)
- Cutting Board
Ingredients for this recipe:
- Lo Mein (Chinese) Egg Noodles
- Sesame Oil
- Chicken Breast
- Red Bell Pepper
- Yellow Onion
- Snow Peas or Snap Peas
- Green Onion
- Garlic Cloves
- Soy Sauce
- Dark Soy Sauce or Soy & Brown Sugar
- Chicken Broth
- Corn Starch
- Sesame Seeds
- Garlic Chili Sauce
The difference between Lo Mein and Chow Mein
Lo Mein means “tossed noodles”. Typically tossed in sauce. Like the sauce that I have made has a sweet and spicy element. Chow Mein means “fried noodles”. These are typically fried before you buy them. When you cook them you also cook them in oil to fry and crisp them up.
Make it how you want it!
One of my favorite things about lo mein is that you can really make it how you like it. Want it spicier? Add more Chili Sauce. Want it sweeter? Add more brown sugar or dark soy. Want a different vegetable? Swap it out for whatever you like. I have had this lo mein with broccoli, squash, asparagus, all kinds of different veggies! Switch it up and make it yours!
Chicken Lo Mein
This is a simple and fun recipe, feel free to make it your own with whatever protein of veggies you like! Mix it up!
- 16 oz. chinese egg noodles
- 2 tbsp sesame oil, divided
- 2 tsp ginger, minced
- 2 tsp garlic, minced
- 3 tbsp soy sauce
- 3 tbsp dark soy sauce or 2 tbsp soy sauce & 1 tbsp brown sugar
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 2 tsp cornstarch
- 2 lb chicken breast, diced into 1 inch chunks
- 1/2 red bell pepper, sliced
- 1 carrot, peeled and julienned
- 1/4 yellow onion, diced
- 8 oz. shiitake mushrooms, sliced
- 8 oz. snow peas
- 2 tbsp sesame seeds, toasted (optional)
- 2 tbsp garlic chili sauce (optional)
- 1/4 cup green onion, diced (optional)
- Dice your chicken and prep your vegetables. In a small bowl, combine 1 tbsp sesame oil, ginger, garlic, soy sauce, dark soy sauce, chicken broth, and cornstarch. Pour half of the mixture over your chicken and let marinate.
- Bring a large pot of water to a boil and cook your noodles. Follow the package instructions to cook (usually cook for about 2 minutes). Drain the water and set the noodles aside.
- Heat a large frying pan over medium high heat and add 1 tbsp sesame oil and chicken. Brown the chicken for 4-5 minutes. Then, add in bell pepper, carrots, onion, mushrooms, and snow peas. Continue to sauté for 3-5 minutes or until vegetables are soft.
- Add the noodles to the pan and pour the remainder of the sauce over the top of the of the noodles and stir until it is all combined.
- If you want spicier noodles, add in chili sauce and stir. Top with sesame seeds and green onion and serve!
Chicken Lo Mein
Amount Per Serving:
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 5.8 g||8.9%|
|Saturated Fat 0.7 g||3.5%|
|Trans Fat 0 g|
|Cholesterol 50.8 g||16.9%|
|Sodium 977.6 mg||40.7%|
|Total Carbohydrate 50.8 g||16.9%|
|Dietary Fiber 8.4 g||33.6%|
|Sugars 8.2 g|
|Protein 44.8 g|
|Vitamin A 35.1%||Vitamin C 17.3%|
|Calcium 11.8%||Iron 22.8%|
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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