Chicken Lo Mein

Chicken Lo Mein

Felix and I love take-out favorites, if you haven’t noticed. Many of our recipes are make-at-home versions, like this Chicken Lo Mein. Chow mein simply means fried noodles, while lo mein means tossed noodles. A staple of Chinese restaurant menus for decades, chow mein is likely most familiar to most. Lo mein is simply a healthier version of a stir fry, with the noodles tossed into the vegetables along with a warm, savory sauce. It can be made with shrimp, pork, tofu or however you desire – lots of veggies is a must! We make ours with chicken because we and our families love noodles and chicken.

Tips and tricks

The key to this recipe – and all sautés for that matter – is to have all the ingredients ready and near the stove before beginning. This allows you to focus on cooking everything in steps, quickly and perfectly, before adding the noodles and sauce. It all happens fast, so be ready with plates and any extras you might want to serve alongside. Our Chinese BBQ Pork would make a great addition to this recipe. Or, simply heat some frozen pot stickers or spring rolls for a quick appetizer. We use yakisoba noodles, which are widely available in supermarkets; however, if you have true Chinese lo mein noodles, consider yourself very lucky and by all means use them!

Chicken Lo Mein Recipe
15 min
10 min
DIET: Pescatarian (if using tofu instead of chicken)
Chicken Lo Mein Recipe

PREP TIME: 15 min
COOK TIME: 10 min
DIET: Pescatarian (if using tofu instead of chicken)


Lo Mein Sauce

1 ½ c chicken or vegetable broth
2 T corn starch
2 T oyster sauce
1 T soy sauce
1 t sesame oil

Chicken Lo Mein
2 T vegetable oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 T ginger, peeled and minced
1 lg chicken breast, sliced thinly (about 10 oz.)
1 carrot, peeled and julienne (thin cut)
1 red pepper, julienne
4 oz snow peas, sliced
1 baby bok choy, chopped
1 pkg (8-10 oz) yakisoba noodles

green onions, for garnish
sesame seeds, for garnish


Lo Mein Sauce

Chicken Lo Mein
Combine all ingredients and set aside.

Chicken Lo Mein

Chicken Lo Mein
Gather ingredients “mis en place” style.
Chicken Lo Mein
Chop all vegetables.
Chicken Lo Mein
Warm oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and ginger and cook quickly, 1 min, until fragrant. Add chicken and cook 2 min, stirring often.
Chicken Lo Mein
Turn heat to high, add all vegetables and cook until crisp-tender, approx. 90 sec.
Chicken Lo Mein
Add sauce and noodles then bring to a boil, tossing all to combine. Serve immediately with chopped green onions and sesame seeds, as garnish.
Meet the Makers

Felix & Greg

Felix and Greg


Recipe Creator & Food Photographer
An artist and shutterbug, Felix finds beauty and inspiration in food and nature. He invents and photographs the recipes you’ll find here.


Professional Chef & Food Blogger
A food aficionado and lifelong music fan, Greg is an experienced artisan chef. He’s also co-recipe creator and food blogger at Felix & Greg.

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