Chicken Chow Mein

Chow Mein Recipe

This chow mien recipe (also known as Chinese fried noodle)  is a perfect quick and easy meal for lunch or dinner. The recipe is flexible, and works well with just about any chicken or meat, even those that are leftovers.


Tips: Try not to overcook the noodles. I often go rogue in my cooking but for these noodles it’s not a bad idea to follow the package directions for heating the noodles and to quickly wash with cold water upon completion to give it an immediately cooling off. You may also add 1-2 tablespoons of cooking oil to the cooked noodles if you think you may want to fry them at a later time.



Chicken Chow Mein
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
20 mins
Servings: 2 -4
Author: Posh Journal
  • 2 pieces boneless skinless thighs cut into very thin and small
  • 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon peanut oil
  • 1 pieces carrot cut into small or julienned
  • 2 cups broccoli or napa cabbage cut into small pieces
  • 1 cup red bell pepper cut into thin strips
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 2 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 8 ounces Chinese noodle/Lo mein/ Ramen
  • Salt/pepper if needed according to your liking
  1. Marinade the chicken with 2 teaspoons of soy sauce, rice vinegar and sesame oil in a small bowl. Set it aside while you cook the noodles according to package directions. Drain the noodles well.
  2. Heat the peanut oil in a large skillet. Add the marinated chicken when the skillet is very hot and stir-fry until cooked through.
  3. Remove the chicken from the skillet and set aside.
  4. Add the broccoli, red bell pepper and garlic, stir-fry for 2 minutes then add the noodles and keep stirring for another 2 minutes.
  5. Add the remaining soy sauce, oyster sauce, cooked chicken to the skillet. Keep stirring for 2 more minutes.
  6. Serve in a plate and enjoy when the noodles are still warm.






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  • Reply Amanda Love Jun 8, 2016 at 11:19 pm

    I tend to buy mine and have never made my own before. I wonder if mine would taste as good as yours look. I’ll have to give it a try and see.

  • Reply Michelle Delgado Jun 8, 2016 at 11:26 pm

    This recipe could not have come at a better time. We have been wanting to try more Asian inspired foods. This looks super yummy.

  • Reply Robin Rue Jun 9, 2016 at 2:41 am

    We love making Asian food at home. I think this recipe would be a big hit with my family!

  • Reply swood97 Jun 9, 2016 at 5:53 am

    Yes, you are right, this recipe would be great for lunch or dinner. We love those Chinese noodles. Thanks for the tip to rinse them quickly to cool them down. I’ll try that next time.

  • Reply Jeanine Jun 9, 2016 at 7:19 am

    Wow that looks delicious. We’ve never made asian food at home, but we always talk about it. Would love to give this a try!

  • Reply Jeanette Jun 9, 2016 at 9:33 am

    I would love to try and make this! I have not used Chinese noodles in so long, this would be perfect for that and it looks healthy. I love Asian food overall.

  • Reply Katrina | Jun 9, 2016 at 10:52 am

    This looks delicious. It looks so easy – I have no excuses not to make it.

  • Reply Sarah Jun 9, 2016 at 11:37 am

    This looks like a really delicious meal to make. Chow mein is yummy!

  • Reply Liz Mays Jun 9, 2016 at 11:50 am

    I need to make some of this! It would be the perfect lunch meal for me and I could add plenty of extra veggies to it!

  • Reply Pam Jun 9, 2016 at 11:56 am

    I love chow mein, but i always order it from the local Chinese restaurant. I am definitely going to have to try making my own.

  • Reply Jenn @ EngineerMommy Jun 9, 2016 at 3:59 pm

    This recipe sounds so delicious! I’ve ordered this from the take-out place near my house many times, but I’d love to try this recipe and make it at home!

  • Reply Jeni Hawkins Jun 9, 2016 at 4:40 pm

    Chicken chow mein is my favorite! I have never seen it with the different bell peppers in it, and would LOVE to try it that way!

  • Reply Jenn Jun 9, 2016 at 5:44 pm

    Chicken chow mein is one of my favorite restaurant dishes. I would never think to make it myself. But, this looks really good.

  • Reply ricci Jun 9, 2016 at 6:55 pm

    I have never made a chow mien before but this looks easy and yummy! Great recipe!!

  • Reply Amanda @ Adorkablii Jun 9, 2016 at 8:42 pm

    Now this looks truly amazing and I saved it to my Yummy account!!! I have to make this soon! It looks so darn good!

  • Reply Bella Jun 9, 2016 at 9:32 pm

    Chow mein is delicious but I have never made it myself. I can’t wait to try this recipe out.

  • Reply Wildish Jess Jun 9, 2016 at 11:03 pm

    Yes! This will now be dinner tomorrow! I can’t wait!

  • Reply sayhellonature Jun 10, 2016 at 5:57 am

    Oh yum! This seems like the perfect weeknight meal. I love chicken chow mein! Can’t wait to try this

  • Reply ashleyevmg Jun 10, 2016 at 11:33 am

    Yum! That looks so delicious.Love all the veggies in there!

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