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Overhead photo of chicken chow mein served in a wooden bowl with chopsticks.
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
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)
  • 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
  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, celery, 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


Adapted from Cooking Classy.

Nutrition Facts
Chinese Chow Mein
Amount Per Serving
Calories 508 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 12%
Cholesterol 57mg 19%
Sodium 966mg 40%
Potassium 683mg 20%
Total Carbohydrates 78g 26%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 7g
Protein 29g 58%
Vitamin A 176.6%
Vitamin C 21.7%
Calcium 5.5%
Iron 7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.