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Chinese Chow Mein

This easy Chinese Chow Mein recipe is made with noodles, vegetables, chicken, and a simple chow mein sauce!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Chinese
Servings: 5
Calories: 454kcal
Author: Lauren Allen
Cost: 10


  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts , cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1 Tablespoon oil (canola or vegetable)
  • 1 1/2 cups Shredded cabbages (*see note)
  • 2 cups carrots , shredded or julienne sliced (*see note)
  • 2 ribs celery , chopped
  • 4 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


  • Prepare noodles according to package instructions.
  • In a small bowl whisk the sauce ingredients together: soy sauce, sesame oil, oyster sauce, ginger, sugar, and cornstarch
  • 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.
  • Add cabbage, carrots, celery, and the whites of the chopped green onion and stir fry for just for 1-2 minutes or until cabbage has wilted.
  • Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds.
  • 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.



*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
Adapted from Cooking Classy.


Calories: 454kcal | Carbohydrates: 78g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 907mg | Potassium: 489mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 8755IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 1mg