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Easy Chicken Lo Mein

5 from 1 vote
Created by Mariam E.
Made in less than 20 minutes, this easy Chicken Lo Mein comes together in a flash! It’s made with delicious noodles, tender chicken tenderloin, various vegetables, and then tossed in a savory lo mein sauce. Your family will love this simple but delicious meal.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Chicken, Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Servings 4 servings
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Ingredients

  • 1.5 lb. chicken tenderloin julienned
  • 10 oz. lo mein noodles dry
  • 1 ½ tbsp. vegetable oil or oil or choice
  • 1 large carrot julienned or use carrot sticks
  • 1 small red bell pepper
  • ¾ cup snow peas
  • 1 cup yellow onion julienned
  • 1 cup sliced cremini or baby Bella mushrooms
  • 3 green onion stalks chopped into 2 inch sticks
  • Toasted Sesame seeds for garnishing
  • Salt to taste

Lo Mein Sauce:

  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tbsps. normal soy sauce low sodium
  • 2 tbsps. dark soy sauce
  • ½ cup chicken broth low sodium
  • 2 tbsps. oyster sauce
  • 1 tsp. corn starch
  • 1 tbsp. brown sugar
  • ½ tsp. black pepper
  • 1 tsp. rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp. sesame oil or any other oil
  • 1 tsp. fresh ginger grated
  • 1-2 tbsp. sriracha sauce optional if you want a spicy kick

Instructions

  • Cook pasta al dente according to package directions. Do not over cook the noodles.
  • In a small cup or bowl, mix the marinade ingredients together.
  • Slice the chicken into julienne strips and set aside.
  • Slice all the vegetables.
  • Bring a large wok or skillet over high heat. Add in 1 tbsp. of oil and pan sear the chicken until lightly browned and fully cooked. Lightly sprinkle some salt on them while they cook.
  • Remove the chicken from the skillet and set aside in a bowl. Cover with foil wrap to preserve it’s moisture.
  • In the same skillet over high heat, add ½ tbsp. of oil. Sauté the onion, mushroom, bell pepper, snow peas, and carrots together for a couple of minutes to get them a little tender.
  • Add in the marinade sauce and cooked noodle. Mix and cook together for a couple of minutes.
  • Add in the cooked chicken and chopped green onion into the pan. Cook together for another minute with the noodles.
  • Remove the skillet from heat and sprinkle some toasted sesame seeds on top then serve immediately.

Notes

  • Cook your noodles exactly according to the package or you will end up with overcooked noodles and you don’t want that.
  • Use low sodium soy sauce, to control the salt level.
  • Slice your veggies and meat into thin and even slices, this gives you a good amount of surface area, allowing for quick and even cooking.
  • Add some crushed red pepper flakes for a kick of heat.
  • You can try my Beef Lo Mein if you don’t have any chicken.
  • If you don’t have dark soy sauce, you can use regular soy sauce instead.
  • If you don't have oyster sauce, you can use hoisin sauce.

Nutrition

Calories: 580kcal | Carbohydrates: 68g | Protein: 47g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 109mg | Sodium: 1567mg | Potassium: 1023mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 3937IU | Vitamin C: 46mg | Calcium: 61mg | Iron: 2mg
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