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Chicken, veggies and noodles in a skillet.

Easy Chicken Lo Mein

Quick and easy homemade chicken, vegetables and noodles dish with teriyaki sauce. Much better than take-out.

Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Keyword chicken lo mein
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 485 kcal
Author Anna

Ingredients

  • 6 oz lo mein noodles or spaghetti noodles , cooked according to package directions
  • 1.5 lbs boneless skinless chicken breast or thighs , cut into bite size pieces
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup sliced white mushrooms
  • 1 medium carrot , cut into thin sticks
  • 1 small red bell pepper , chop or julienne
  • 2 cups fresh spinach

for the sauce:

  • 1/4 cup brown sugar ( or honey)
  • 1/2 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp grated fresh ginger
  • 1.5 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp toasted sesame seeds , optional
  • 1 tsp sesame oil , optional
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
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Instructions

  1. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together brown sugar, soy sauce, ginger, garlic, sesame seeds and cornstarch. Set aside.
  2. In a large skillet, heat up olive oil. Add chicken and season with salt and pepper. Cook until no longer pink. Add carrots, peppers and mushrooms. Cook until peppers are tender. Add spinach and cook, stirring, until spinach is wilted. Add cooked noodles to the skillet. Stir. Add sauce and cook, stirring often, until everything is heated up.
  3. Serve garnished with chopped green onions or toasted sesame seeds.

Recipe Notes

If you don't have fresh ginger on hand, feel free to use ground ginger. Of all the vegetables you can use in this dish, I would say definitely go with mushrooms and peppers. They add serious flavor. If you are not a fan of spinach (or know that your family won't like it), skip it and maybe use snow peas. It is recommended to use lo mein egg noodles in this dish but if you can't find them - simply use spaghetti noodles. They will work just fine! 

You can use any meat you like (beef, pork, chicken or shrimp) or keep it simple with veggies. Use any blend you like: carrots, cabbage, snow peas, edamame beans, peppers, mushrooms, spinach.

Nutrition Facts
Easy Chicken Lo Mein
Amount Per Serving
Calories 485 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 108mg36%
Sodium 1563mg68%
Potassium 976mg28%
Carbohydrates 53g18%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 16g18%
Protein 43g86%
Vitamin A 4935IU99%
Vitamin C 46mg56%
Calcium 50mg5%
Iron 2.1mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.