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chicken chow mein in a skillet with a serving spoon

Chicken Chow Mein

Oodles of noodles, veggies, and a terrifically tasty, slightly sweet, slightly spicy sauce come together in a flash in this easy, one-pot chicken chow mein meal. 
Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
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Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 319kcal
Author Tiffany


  • 1 pound chicken breasts or tenderloins cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil or other cooking oil
  • 1 cup chopped cabbage
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrots
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 packages chow mein noodles see note
  • 4 green onions chopped

chow mein sauce

  • 1/2 cup water or low sodium chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup oyster sauce
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 4 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes or 1/2 teaspoon sriracha sauce


prepare the sauce

  • In a bowl or liquid measuring cup, whisk together all of the sauce ingredients until the corn starch is dissolved. Set aside.

make the chow mein

  • Drizzle oil into a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add chicken and saute 3-4 minutes until browned and cooked through. Use a slotted spoon to transfer chicken to a dish and cover to keep warm.
  • In the same pan, saute cabbage, carrots, and garlic for 1-2 minutes until veggies are tender.
  • Return chicken to the pan and add the noodles and sauce. Give it a good stir to coat the chicken and noodles in the sauce.
  • Allow the sauce to thicken up for 1-2 minutes, then stir in the green onions. Serve and enjoy!


The noodles: if using uncooked chow mein noodles, simply follow the instructions on the noodle package for cooking the noodles prior to beginning the recipe. Chow mein noodles cook in just a few minutes so this won't add much time to your recipe!
Oyster sauce: oyster sauce is easy to find in the Asian section of grocery stores, but if you are looking for a substititute you can use hoisin sauce or soy sauce. 
Make it spicy: add an additional 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes or 1-2 teaspoons sriracha sauce for a spicy kick! 
Add vegetables: easily add your favorite chopped vegetables like broccoli, zucchini, baby corn, or bell peppers along with the cabbage and carrots. 


Calories: 319kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 57mg | Sodium: 865mg | Potassium: 205mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 222IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 1mg