Chicken Chow Mein in a bowl ready to serve.

Chicken Chow Mein

Chicken Chow Mein is a quick and easy takeout dish you can make at home from scratch. It's packed with chicken, veggies, noodles and the best sauce ever!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Keyword chicken chow mein
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 235 kcal
Author Anna


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken thighs or breast
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 3 cups shredded cabbage
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 6 oz. yakisoba noodles or chow mein or spaghetti noodles, uncooked
  • 2 green onions

for the sauce:

  • 2 tablespoons chicken stock
  • 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons rice vinegar or apple cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons oyster sauce optional
  • 1 teaspoon sambal oelek optional
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  1. Cook noodles according to the instructions on the package. Drain and keep warm.
  2. In a small bowl or a measuring glass cup, whisk together the sauce ingredients.
  3. Cut chicken into bite-size pieces. Pour 1 tablespoon of the sauce over chicken and stir. Let it marinate while you prep the veggies.
  4. In a large skillet or a wok, heat up olive oil. Add chicken and cook, stirring often until done. Remove it onto a plate and set aside.
  5. Add onion and garlic into the skillet. Saute for 2 minutes, stirring often.
  6. Add carrots and cabbage and saute for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring often, until the cabbage is wilted.
  7. Add chicken and cooked noodles. Pour sauce over the dish. Stir everything together.
  8. Serve immediately or cool completely and divide into meal prep containers.
  9. Store in the fridge for up to 4 days.

Recipe Notes

  1. The nutritional value is an estimate. It will depend on what type of noodles you will use.
  2. The sambal oelek is an optional ingredient. It adds a little bit of heat to the dish. You can use crushed red pepper flakes instead.
Nutrition Facts
Chicken Chow Mein
Amount Per Serving
Calories 235 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 522mg23%
Potassium 252mg7%
Carbohydrates 41g14%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 5455IU109%
Vitamin C 24.2mg29%
Calcium 43mg4%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.