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Authentic Chicken Chow Mein

Authentic Chicken Chow Mein

  • One Pot/Pan

Super Simple Chicken Chow Mein!

  • 30 minutes
  • Serves 4
  • Medium



Skip the takeout tonight and make this Authentic Chicken Chow Mein in less than 30 minutes! 

Looking for another dish to serve alongside this? Try my Peppered Beef Steak or my Black Pepper Shrimp

Authentic Chicken Chow Mein

What makes my Chicken Chow Mein authentic? Well you are just going to have to read on to find out. The hardest part about making homemade Chow Mein is “chopping those vegetables”. Once you have that part done, along with marinating the chicken.


Typically fresh Chow Mein noodles can be found in the fresh isles of your supermarket and the dry in the international isle.  This recipe can also be made with just about any meat such as Chinese pork, beef or shrimp. OR make it vegetarian, which is also fantastic too!

Plus, if you like a little more heat to your dish then feel free to add some red pepper chili flakes or some fresh chili paste during the cooking process.

Authentic Chicken Chow Mein

I have experimented with a few Chow Mein recipes over the years and promise you your going to love this one.

It contains a few fresh ingredients such as whole chicken breasts, shredded cabbage, Bok choy, green onions, carrots and fresh Cho Mein noodles.

You can always use dried Chow Mein noodles those will produce a more crispy chow Mein. I like to make it both ways so that part is up to you!

Authentic Chicken Chow Mein

So what makes this Chow Mein authentic?

It is the fresh Cho Mein noodles which are tossed in the most delicious sauce. Along with the shredded ingredients! You may be more familiar with chopped carrots, however most authentic dishes call for those carrots to be shredded. 

Authentic Chicken Chow Mein

Chow Mein is one of my favorite Asian dishes, I will order it Everytime I go to my favorite Asian restaurant and I will also order it when I try new Asian restaurants.

Some restaurants make their Chow Mein better than others, typically it has allot to do with the type of ingredients that are added to the noodles.

My all time favorite Chow Mein dish would have to be seafood then chicken, today I am sharing the chicken one.

Very soon I will share how I make the seafood one, which contains fresh calamari and shrimp.

I like to make my Chow Mein with fresh steamed noodles sometime and did for this recipe. However both steamed and dry are good and will work well for this recipe.

Note: Using a low sodium chicken stock and soya sauce will cut down on the salt intake for this dish.

Also if your wanting a crispy chow mein stir fry, then see this recipe below will suit your taste!

The Vegetables are also chopped different and their is broccoli added: Spicy Crispy Chicken Chow Mein

chicken chow mein

Serve this Chow Mein alongside this popular “Easy Cashew Chicken Recipe”

Easy Cashew Chicken

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If you liked this recipe? Then you will want to try my other ASIAN inspired recipes below!

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Authentic Chicken Chow Mein

Authentic Chicken Chow Mein

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Skip the takeout, make your chow mein at home!


  • 1 package, 400g Fresh Chow Mein Noodles
  • 2 large Boneless chicken breasts
  • 2 tbsp Cornstarch
  • 3 tbsp Sesame oil
  • 1 tsp Fresh Ginger Root
  • 3 Green Onions
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • 3 cups Green Cabbage
  • 1 Carrot
  • 2 cups Bok Choy
  • 2 tbsp Chicken Stock, low sodium


  • 4 tbsp Oyster sauce
  • 3 tbsp Soy sauce, low sodium
  • 1 tbsp Rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp White Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Chili Flakes
  • 1 tsp black pepper


  1. Start by cooking the noodles, to do that pick up a fresh pack of chow mein noodles such as the one you see below. And place them into a large pot of boiling water, cook then on medium - low for 5 minutes till tender.
  2. Then strain in a large colander. Wanting a crispy noodle? Simply place 2 tbsp of sesame oil in a large frying pan and saute those cooked noodles on each side till slightly crispy and browned. Then set aside.
  3. Now in a medium bowl add in the cornstarch and 1 tbsp of sesame oil and whisk together till blended.
  4. On a large chopping board, slice the chicken breasts into thin strips and place into the cornstarch/sesame bowl and mix to coat. Place in the fridge to marinate for approx 30 minutes, 15 minutes if your in a hurry.
  5. Meanwhile, make the Authentic Chinese sauce by placing the soya sauce, oyster sauce, rice vinegar, pepper and sugar in a bowl then whisk and set aside.
  6. Now, here comes the hardest part "chopping those vegetables". On one cutting board, mince the garlic and ginger. And on the same cutting board peel and dice the carrots into thin strips, along with the bok choy and cabbage.
  7. Over medium heat add 1 tbsp of sesame oil to a large pan and toss in marinated chicken. Cook the chicken for about 5 minutes till no longer pink, then throw in the minced garlic and minced ginger cook one more minute before removing to set aside.
  8. In the same pan add 2 tbsp of chicken stock, sliced cabbage, bok choy, green onions and carrots. Saute till slightly tender about 3 minutes.
  9. Add in the cooked noodles and cooked chicken. Then pour the "Chinese Sauce" overtop and simmer on medium - low till everything is heated thoroughly. Toss well, serve hot and enjoy!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 748Total Fat: 28gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 22gCholesterol: 51mgSodium: 2158mgCarbohydrates: 91gFiber: 8gSugar: 11gProtein: 31g

These calculations are based off Nutritionix

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Very delicious! Will definately make again. I reduced the amount of middles and chili flakes but everything else as is. Thank-you!

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