5 from 1 vote
Chinese Chow Mein
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
40 mins

This easy Chinese Chow Mein recipe is made with noodles, vegetables, chicken, and a simple chow mein sauce!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Chinese
Keyword: chow mein, chow mein recipe, chow mein vs lo mein, easy chow mein
Servings: 5
Calories: 508 kcal
Author: Lauren Allen
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 Tablespoon oil (canola or vegetable)
  • 1 1/2 cups Shredded cabbages (*see note)
  • 2 cups carrots , shredded or julienne sliced (*see note)
  • 3 ribs celery , chopped
  • 5 green onions , sliced with whites and green separated
  • 2 cloves garlic , minced
  • 1 pound refrigerated Yaki-Soba noodles discard seasoning packet**
  • 1 cup fresh bean sprouts (optional)
Chow Mein Sauce
  • 1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1 Tablespoon oyster sauce (***see note)
  • 2 teaspoons freshly grated ginger
  • 1 Tablespoon light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  1. Prepare noodles according to package instructions.

  2. In a small bowl whisk the sauce ingredients together: soy sauce, sesame oil, oyster sauce, ginger, sugar, and cornstarch

  3. Heat a large pan or wok on high heat. Add oil. Add chicken, season with salt and pepper and stir fry just until cooked through.

  4. Add cabbage, carrots and the whites of the chopped green onion and stir fry for just for 1-2 minutes or until cabbage has wilted.

  5. Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds.

  6. Add the pasta and sauce and cook for 1-2 minutes until the sauce has thickened. Add remaining green onion and fresh bean sprouts, if desired. Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

*If you’re in a hurry, you could use bagged coleslaw mix that has shredded cabbage and carrots

** I love the ease of using yakisoba noodles, but you can substitute dried chow mein noodles, lo mein, or thick spaghetti noodles.

***You could substitute hoisin sauce