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Throw-It-All-In Chicken Chow Mein Recipe

A simple Chicken Chow Mein recipe – loved by kids and adults alike! One of the best things about making chow mein at home is that you can modify it to your own tastes. Like it spicy? Throw in some sliced chilies or sriracha. Don’t like chicken? Add in some cooked shrimp at the end. Trying to get extra veg into the kids? Add some peas and broccoli in there too. This meal is so easy and versatile, anything goes!

Chicken Chow Mein recipe 

Easy Chicken Chow Mein!

I also like to skip the chicken sometimes and serve the chow mein as a side dish – along with baked salmon or even a fried egg.

You can make it ahead too, and reheat later in the wok – which makes it a great addition if you’re cooking several dishes (mmmm how about a Chinese banquet!)

Easy Chicken Chow Mein!

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Here’s what you’ll need for chicken Chow Mein:

Serves 4

  • 1 x 10-ounce pack of dried egg noodles
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 3 chicken breasts, chopped into bite size chunks
  • 1 yellow onion, peeled and sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 1 large carrot, peeled and sliced into matchsticks
  • 1 large red pepper, seeded and sliced
  • 10 scallions, cut into 2” lengths
  • 4 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp kecap manis (sweet soy sauce)
  • ¼ tsp white pepper

To Serve:

  • 2 scallions, chopped

Chicken chow mein ingredients

Directions to prepare a delicious Chicken Chow Mein

  1.  Cook the noodles in a pan of boiling water for 4-5 minutes (until just cooked through). Drain and rinse in cold water. Put to one side. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a wok. Add the chicken and cook for 5-6 minutes until just cooked.

Chicken chow mein step 1 collage

  1. Add the onion and cook for a further 2 minutes to slightly soften.

Chicken chow mein step2 collage

  1. Add the garlic, carrots, red pepper, and scallions. Stir and cook for 1 minute, then add in the noodles, oyster sauce, soy sauce, kecap manis and white pepper.

Chicken chow mein step3 collage

  1. Fry on a high heat, tossing everything together until warmed through.

Easy Chicken Chow Mein!

  1. Serve topped with chopped scallions

Easy Chicken Chow Mein!

Yield: 4

Throw-It-All-In Chicken Chow Mein Recipe

Easy Chicken Chow Mein!

A simple Chicken Chow Mein recipe – loved by kids and adults alike! One of the best things about making chow mein at home is that you can modify it to your own tastes. 

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 x 10-ounce pack of dried egg noodles
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 3 chicken breasts, chopped into bite size chunks
  • 1 yellow onion, peeled and sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 1 large carrot, peeled and sliced into matchsticks
  • 1 large red pepper, seeded and sliced
  • 10 scallions, cut into 2” lengths
  • 4 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp kecap manis (sweet soy sauce)
  • ¼ tsp white pepper

To Serve

  • 2 scallions, choppe

Instructions

  1. Cook the noodles in a pan of boiling water for 4-5 minutes (until just cooked through). Drain and rinse in cold water. Put to one side. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a wok. Add the chicken and cook for 5-6 minutes until just cooked.
  2. Add the onion and cook for a further 2 minutes to slightly soften.
  3. Add the garlic, carrots, red pepper, and scallions. Stir and cook for 1 minute, then add in the noodles, oyster sauce, soy sauce, kecap manis and white pepper.
  4. Fry on a high heat, tossing everything together until warmed through
  5. Serve topped with chopped scallions

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 263Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 26mgSodium: 1120mgCarbohydrates: 32gFiber: 3gSugar: 7gProtein: 8g
1 Comment
  1. Yum! I doubled the noodles and ‘juice’ and threw in some grated ginger… DELICIOUS!
    Thank you for the great menu. I will def use again.. soon.

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