Chicken Chow Mein -Savory Chicken Noodle Delight

Explore the savory delights of Chicken Chow Mein, a classic Chinese dish that promises a symphony of flavors and textures. This delectable stir-fry boasts tender pieces of chicken, crisp vegetables, and perfectly cooked noodles, all harmoniously united by a savory sauce. With its origins deeply rooted in Cantonese cuisine, Chicken Chow Mein has evolved into a globally beloved comfort food. Embark on a culinary journey as we delve into the art of preparing this iconic dish, offering both traditional and creative variations to tantalize your taste buds.

Also Read: Exploring the Art of Soy Sauce Noodles Stir Fry

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 8 oz (225g) chow mein noodles (gluten-free alternative if needed)
  • 1 lb (450g) boneless, skinless chicken breasts, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce (gluten-free alternative if needed)
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce (optional, omit if desired)
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 carrot, julienned
  • 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 2 cups bean sprouts
  • 3 green onions, sliced (white and green parts separated)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Calories per ingredient:

  • Chow mein noodles (8 oz): 640 calories
  • Boneless, skinless chicken breasts (1 lb): 660 calories
  • Soy sauce (2 tablespoons): 20 calories
  • Oyster sauce (1 tablespoon): 9 calories
  • Sesame oil (1 tablespoon): 120 calories
  • Vegetable oil (2 tablespoons): 240 calories
  • Onion: 44 calories
  • Garlic (2 cloves): 13 calories
  • Carrot: 25 calories
  • Red bell pepper: 37 calories
  • Bean sprouts: 31 calories
  • Green onions (3 stalks): 15 calories
  • Salt and pepper: negligible calories

Cooking time: 25 minutes
Serving size: 4 servings


  1. Cook the chow mein noodles according to the package instructions. Drain and set aside.
  2. In a bowl, combine the soy sauce, oyster sauce (if using), and sesame oil. Set aside.
  3. Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat.
  4. Add the sliced chicken to the skillet and cook until browned and cooked through. Remove the chicken from the skillet and set aside.
  5. In the same skillet, add the onion, minced garlic, and julienned carrot. Stir-fry for about 2-3 minutes until the vegetables are slightly tender.
  6. Add the sliced red bell pepper and bean sprouts to the skillet. Stir-fry for an additional 2 minutes.
  7. Return the cooked chicken to the skillet and pour the sauce over the ingredients. Stir well to coat everything evenly.
  8. Add the cooked chow mein noodles to the skillet and toss everything together until well combined.
  9. Stir in the sliced green onions (white parts) and cook for another minute.
  10. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  11. Remove from heat and garnish with the remaining sliced green onions (green parts).
  12. Serve hot and enjoy the delightful flavors!

Beginner Tips:

  • Be sure not to overcook the chow mein noodles. Follow the package instructions and taste for doneness before draining.
  • To make the dish more colorful and nutritious, you can add other vegetables such as sliced mushrooms or snow peas.
  • Feel free to adjust the sauce according to your taste preferences. You can add more soy sauce or sesame oil if desired.

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