Chinese Chicken Lo Mein
Lo Mein is a popular noodle dish in Hong Kong where you boil and drain noodles and then stir them into a savory sauce.
Add chicken, and you then have a healthy and easy Chicken Lo Mein. Making this dish is quick – it only takes 20 minutes. As a result, this homemade Lo Mein recipe is definitely much better than Chinese takeout.
Chicken Lo Mein Sauce
Lo Mein sauce is made from a stock (chicken or pork bone stock) and seasonings such as soy sauce, oyster sauce, sugar and sesame oil.
First, cook the sauce. Then, add the lo mein noodles to the sauce. That’s why Lo Mein is sometimes referred as “stirred noodles”.
What’s the Difference between Lo Mein and Chow Mein?
Chicken Lo Mein is made without stir-frying. You mix in the noodles with the Chicken Lo Mein sauce, instead of stir-frying it. Therefore, lo mein is saucier and more “wet”.
On the other hand, Chow Mein is stir-fried noodles where there is no sauce, so each strand of the noodles are dry.
How to Make Chicken Lo Mein
Cook the Lo Mein noodles according to package instructions, but pre-al dente. Drain well. Next, you make the sauce by stir-frying garlic with some oil, then add in the chicken, Napa cabbage, mushroom, carrots and chicken broth.
Stir in the noodles and mix well with the Lo Mein sauce and serve immediately.
How Many Calories per Serving?
This recipe is only 302 calories per serving.
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Chicken Lo Mein
Chicken Lo Mein - easy lo mein with chicken, Lo Mein sauce with Napa cabbage, mushrooms and carrots. Dinner is ready in 20 minutes and tastes much better than your favorite Chinese takeout.
- 8 oz. fresh, regular or thin Chinese egg noodles, or spaghetti/angel hair
- Water for boiling noodles
- 8 oz. boneless chicken breast, sliced
- 1 teaspoon corn starch
- 3 tablespoons oil
- 3 cloves garlic peeled and minced
- 1 cup Napa cabbage sliced
- 2 Shiitake mushroom sliced
- 1/3 cup carrots peeled and cut into pieces
- 1/2 cup chicken broth
Bring a pot of water to boil, gently loosen up the fresh noodles before boiling. Cook the noodles according to the instructions or until pre-al dente because you're going to finish cooking the noodles later in the wok.
Marinate the chicken with the cornstarch. Set aside. When the noodles are ready, drain the noodles. Mix all the ingredients of the Sauce in a small bowl. Stir to combine well. Set aside.
Heat up a wok with 2 tablespoons of oil. Stir-fry the garlic until fragrant, and then add in the chicken, Napa cabbage, mushroom, carrot and stir-fry for about 2 minutes before adding in the chicken broth and the Sauce.
Bring the chicken broth to boil and let reduce a bit. Turn off the heat and stir in the noodles and combine well, dish out and serve immediately.