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How To Make Homemade Chicken Lo Mein Noodles

How To Make Homemade Chicken Lo Mein Noodles

Chicken lo mein is a dish that is enjoyed by many, but it’s getting harder to find a good version of it these days. Soggy noodles, lack of flavor, and excessive greasiness are all too common in takeout versions. This is why you need to decide to take matters into your own hands and make it yourself. And let me tell you, the results will be spectacular! In just 30 minutes, you will be able to create a restaurant-quality dish that will be bursting with flavor and perfectly cooked noodles. If you’re a fan of lo mein, then you have to give this recipe a try! And if you’re not, well, you will be after you try this one.

Also, the recipe goes well with spaghetti, just in case you would like to have another way of making one with that all said let’s get cooking!

The Essential Ingredients That Will Be Needed

For a tasty and delicious chicken lo mein, you need to gather the following key ingredients:

  • 8 oz. fresh lo mein noodles or spaghetti
  • 1 lb. Boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs
  • 2 cups sliced mixed vegetables (carrots, bell peppers, snow peas, and broccoli)
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon minced ginger
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 1 tablespoon dark soy sauce (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • Cornstarch
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Optional garnishes: green onions, sesame seeds, and cilantro

Preparatory Steps Before Cooking Chicken Lo Mein

Step 1: Wash and slice the chicken into thin strips and marinate it in a mixture of soy sauce, cornstarch, minced garlic, grated ginger, and a splash of sesame oil. Let it marinate for at least 20 minutes to allow the flavors to infuse.

Step 2: Prepare your vegetables by finely slicing the bell peppers, julienning the carrots, dicing the broccoli, and trimming the snow peas. Prepare the lo mein noodles or spaghetti by heating them per the package directions until they are al dente, drain and set aside.

Step 3: In a bowl, whisk together soy sauce, oyster sauce, sesame oil, and a touch of cornstarch to create a silky sauce that will bring the lo mein to life.

How To Cook Homemade Chicken Lo Mein

Step A: In a large wok or large skillet, heat up a teaspoon of vegetable oil over high heat. Once the oil is shimmering, add the marinated chicken, reserving the marinade. Stir-fry the chicken for 2-3 minutes until it’s golden brown and cooked through. Remove the chicken from the wok and set it aside.

Step B: In the same wok, add a bit more oil and toss in the garlic, ginger, and stir-fry for a few seconds and add the mixed vegetables. Stir-fry them for 2-3 minutes or until they’re crisp-tender, maintaining their vibrant colors and crunch.

Step C: Push the veggies to one side of the wok and add the cooked noodles to the other side. Pour the reserved marinade and the prepared sauce over the noodles and toss everything together. Let the flavors meld for a couple of minutes, ensuring the noodles are evenly coated.

Step D: Serving suggestions

Now for the enjoyable part! Serve your chicken lo mein hot, and garnish it with a sprinkling of chopped green onions, sesame seeds, and fresh cilantro. The vibrant colors and enticing aromas will make you feel like a culinary superstar.

How To Make Homemade Chicken Lo Mein Noodles

Things To Note And Hacks

Lo Mein: Lo mein is a Chinese dish made with wheat and egg, fully cooked noodles that has been boiled and drained similar to how spaghetti, and ramen are prepared and tossed with stir-fried vegetables and protein. You can find these Lo mein in a grocery store or you can as well order it from Amazon.

Protein Play: For a different protein taste, chicken breasts are your best for Lo mein but feel free to switch the chicken with beef, shrimp, or tofu.

Vegetable Power: Aside from the ones used above, which are perfect for Lo Mein. However, these veggies can be replaced with other vegetables like such as bok choy, bean sprouts, or water chestnuts, to add extra crunch and flavor. Don’t overcook the vegetables, as they should be tender-crisp for the best texture and flavor.

Spice It Up: If you’re a fan of heat, add a sprinkle of red pepper flakes or drizzle in some Sriracha for a fiery kick.

Leftover Magic: Chicken lo mein is a fantastic dish to repurpose leftovers. Toss in cooked veggies, roast chicken, or even leftover stir-fry for a delicious reinvention.


Chicken lo mein is a delicious and easy-to-make dish that’s perfect for a quick weeknight dinner or a weekend meal with family and friends. With just a few simple ingredients and some basic cooking techniques, you can create a flavorful and satisfying meal that’s sure to please everyone. So why not give it a try today? Your taste buds will thank you!

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