Chicken Lo Mein Recipe: A Delicious and Easy Chinese Noodle Dish


Chicken Lo Mein is a popular Chinese noodle dish that is easy to make and full of flavor. The dish typically consists of stir-fried vegetables, chicken, and noodles that are tossed in a savory sauce. This recipe is a great way to bring some Chinese flavor to your dinner table.


— Ingredients Needed :


Stir Fry:


  • 2 small boneless skinless chicken breasts, just over 1 lb.
  • Salt/Pepper
  • 2 tablespoons peanut oil, Plus more as needed. Can sub olive oil.
  • ¼ cup dry white wine, see notes
  • 2 ½ cups mixed stir fry vegetables, see notes
  • 10 oz. lo mein noodles, see notes




  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • ¾ cup beef broth, see notes
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar, can sub honey
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce
  • ¼ teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • ¼ tsp ground ginger
  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes, optional


— To make the best Chicken Lo Mein :



Prep Work:


Add the sauce ingredients to a large measuring cup with a spout and stir stir until well combined. Transfer ¼ cup of it to a medium bowl.


Optional: Cover the chicken with saran wrap and tenderize each side with a meat mallet.

Pat the chicken dry and season with salt and pepper. Cut into bite-sized pieces.


Add the chicken to the bowl with the ¼ cup of sauce and use kitchen tongs to toss and coat. Let it sit while you cut the vegetables and begin boiling salted water for the lo mein.


Make the Stir Fry:


Once all ingredients are measured and ready, heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and let it sear, undisturbed, for about 3 minutes.



Toss and allow the other sides to cook through and turn golden, about 2-3 more minutes. Remove and set aside.


Add the wine to the same skillet that you used to cook the chicken over medium heat. Use a silicone spatula to “clean” the bottom and sides of the skillet, this will add flavor to the sauce.


Let it bubble and reduce by half, about 2 minutes.

Add the lo mein noodles to the boiling water. Boil them for 1 minute less than al dente according to package instructions. (Set a timer to ensure you don’t overcook it.) Drain once cooked.


While the noodles cook, add the vegetables to the skillet (and a little more oil if needed) and cook for about 3 minutes to soften slightly. Add the sauce and bring it to a boil, then reduce heat to low.


Use kitchen tongs to add the cooked lo mein a bit at a time, until desired noodle-to-sauce- ratio is obtained. (I use about 8 oz. instead of 10 oz.)

Important: The noodles will continue to absorb the sauce and the flavors will continue to meld as it stands.



Add the chicken back to the skillet and toss to coat. Heat through for 1-2 minutes.

Garnish with your favorite toppings (see notes for suggestions) and serve!



— Recipe Notes:


Lo Mein noodles can be found in the Asian aisle of most grocery stores. If you can’t find them, you can substitute spaghetti noodles instead.

Make sure to slice the chicken thinly so that it cooks quickly and evenly.

You can use any combination of vegetables that you like, such as broccoli, mushrooms, or snow peas.

If you want to make this dish spicy, add some red pepper flakes or chili sauce to the sauce mixture.



— Nutrition Information:


This recipe makes 4 servings. Each serving contains approximately:


Calories: 395

Fat: 13g

Carbohydrates: 46g

Protein: 24g

Sodium: 882mg


Chicken Lo Mein is a delicious and easy-to-make Chinese noodle dish that is perfect for a quick and flavorful dinner. With the right ingredients and a little bit of practice, you can easily make this dish at home and impress your family and friends with your cooking skills.





Please let me know how it turned out!


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