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Chicken Lo Mein

close up overhead shot of a bowl of Chicken Lo Mein with chopsticks
You’ll see how simple it is to skip the takeout and make this fresh tasty chicken lo mein dish at home!
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Chinese
Servings 4
Calories 846 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 12 ounces Chinese-style lo mein noodles, cooked according to the package directions

Sauce

  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • cup soy sauce
  • 6 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 6 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 5 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons fresh garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, grated
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper

Chicken and Vegetables

  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided in half
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch cubes (4 cups)
  • 2 cups carrots, cut into matchsticks or you can buy pre packaged
  • 1 small white onion, halved and sliced thin (1½ cups)
  • 1 red bell peppers, seeded and thinly sliced
  • 3 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • 1 cup fresh sugar snap peas
  • 1 tablespoon fresh garlic, minced
  • 2 green onions, sliced thin on the bias (optional garnish)

Instructions
 

  • Prepare the noodles according to the package directions, drain and set aside.
  • In a small mixing bowl, combine all sauce ingredients and whisk until completely combined.
  • In a 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat, add 1½ tablespoons of the vegetable oil. Add the cubed chicken breasts and cook for 5 to 7 minutes, until no longer pink inside. Remove the chicken and set it aside.
  • Keeping the heat on medium-high, add the remaining vegetable oil and the sesame oil. Add the sliced onions and carrots. Sauté for 3 to 4 minutes, stirring constantly.
  • Add the sliced red peppers, broccoli florets, sugar snap peas, fresh minced garlic, and grated ginger. Reduce the heat to medium, to keep the garlic from burning. Continue to stir constantly and cook for 3 minutes.
  • Whisk the sauce then pour over the vegetables. Cook for 1 to 2 more minutes until the sauce begins to thicken. Remove the pan from the heat.
  • Add in the chicken and cooked lo mein noodles. Using tongs, toss to completely coat the chicken and noodles.
  • Garnish with the sliced green onions and serve while hot.

Notes

  • Most lo mein noodles take only about 3 minutes to boil. Immediately run them under cold water once you’ve drained them to stop them from cooking further and to rinse away starch which might make them stick together.
  • Make sure the cornstarch isn’t lumpy before adding it in, or else the sauce will be lumpy too. 
  • Use a wok if you have one. Woks are amazing for cooking dishes like this one since they help the heat distribute across the whole pan very evenly. 

Nutrition

Calories: 846kcalCarbohydrates: 111gProtein: 53gFat: 22gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 110mgSodium: 4030mgPotassium: 1419mgFiber: 8gSugar: 20gVitamin A: 12431IUVitamin C: 128mgCalcium: 128mgIron: 4mg