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Move over, Panda Express. We’re making better-than-takeout Chicken Chow Mein at home! Okay, technically this recipe is lo mein, not chow mein. Lo mein = sauteed or stirred noodles. Chow mein = fried noodles. But for the purposes of this recipe I’m going to keep calling this chow mein. Good? Good.
Just like your favorite takeout version, but a lot healthier, a lot fresher, and a lot cheaper. If you love Chinese takeout, your family will love this dish. It’s so delicious and easy and packed with fresh vegetables, fresh spices, and amazing flavor. The sauce is so addicting and the noodles end up perfect– this might be my new favorite Friday night meal.
Ingredients for Chicken Chow Mein with Vegetables
You really don’t need any fancy ingredients for this chow mein recipe. You can find everything that you need at your local grocery store.
- Red bell pepper (or use any color bell pepper that you have)
- Olive oil
- Chicken breast
- Snow peas
- Minced garlic
- Minced ginger
- Hoisin sauce (you can find this in the Asian section of your grocery store)
- Low-sodium soy sauce
- Chicken broth
- Chinese-style lo mein noodles (again, this is pretty easily found in the Asian section of your grocery store)
How to Make Chicken Chow Mein with Vegetables
To make this chicken chow mein, you don’t need any fancy equipment. All you need is your favorite skillet. I absolutely love this beautiful one from Amazon!
Add the oil to the skillet over medium heat. Once that is hot, add in the chicken and season with the pepper. Cook the chicken for about four minutes; it shouldn’t be completely cooked through at this point and that’s OK.
Add in all of your vegetables and cook for three minutes to soften. Stir in the garlic and ginger and cook until fragrant, being careful not to burn the garlic. Add in the hoisin sauce, soy sauce, and chicken broth and stir well.
Bring that all up to a boil, add in the lo mein noodles, and simmer for about 8 to 10 minutes until the noodles are cooked through. Divide into bowls and top with sesame seeds and green onions for garnish. Enjoy!