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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!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: chicken chow mein
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 235kcal
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


  • Cook noodles according to the instructions on the package. Drain and keep warm.
  • In a small bowl or a measuring glass cup, whisk together the sauce ingredients.
  • Cut chicken into bite-size pieces. Pour 1 tablespoon of the sauce over chicken and stir. Let it marinate while you prep the veggies.
  • 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.
  • Add onion and garlic into the skillet. Saute for 2 minutes, stirring often.
  • Add carrots and cabbage and saute for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring often, until the cabbage is wilted.
  • Add chicken and cooked noodles. Pour sauce over the dish. Stir everything together.
  • Serve immediately or cool completely and divide into meal prep containers.
  • Store in the fridge for up to 4 days.


  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.


Calories: 235kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 522mg | Potassium: 252mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 5455IU | Vitamin C: 24.2mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 0.6mg