Easy Chicken Lo Mein Recipe

If you’re following along over on Instagram, you’ll know that I have a serious obsession with stir-fried noodles and steamed dumplings. They are my culinary duo of choice and my most frequent craving. And 99 times out of 100, I’m satisfying that craving at Din Tai Fung (DTF), a popular eatery with international locations that has amassed a cult-like following for their fresh dim sum.

Easy Chicken Lo Mein Recipe

While I’m a big fan of Din Tai Fung’s world-renown soup dumplings (a.k.a. xiao long bao), the chicken stir-fried noodles are an often overlooked menu item that I’m determined to bring out from behind the dumpling shadow.

The noodles are big on flavor with a simple yet sophisticated approach to flavor: Just noodles, chicken and spinach cooked in a garlicky soy sauce. It’s straightforward and seriously fresh.

Easy Chicken Lo Mein Recipe

So how does one cook up an equivalent dish and avoid the 2+ hours of lines and travel that a trip to Din Tai Fung entails? Fear not! I’ve done all the research so you don’t have to.

With a super-short ingredient list, and an even faster method of preparation, this Easy Chicken Lo Mein is guaranteed to become a staple on your busy weeknight menu.

Easy Chicken Lo Mein Recipe

After creating this recipe, I shared it with my sister, who is Supermom to three beautiful girls age 3 or younger, and they slurped these noodles right up. This dish has also been on repeat at our house, as it’s quickly surpassed vodka pasta as my husband’s noodle dish of choice. So taste buds young and old alike have determined that this chicken lo mein is a major dinner winner.

Ready to toss the takeout menus? Read on for this Easy Chicken Lo Mein recipe, and then complete your homemade feast with top-rated recipes for egg rolls, potstickers, fried rice and more takeout-fakeout favorites!

Easy Chicken Lo Mein Recipe

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Easy Chicken Lo Mein

Easy Chicken Lo Mein is a guaranteed dinner winner! This takeout-fakeout dish is loaded with veggies and chicken, and it’s all tossed it a sweet, tangy, garlicky soy sauce.
4.87 from 61 votes
Easy Chicken Lo Mein Recipe
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Servings 4 servings

Ingredients 

For the sauce:

  • 3 Tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
  • 3 Tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil

For the lo mein:

  • 8 ounces uncooked lo mein noodles (See Kelly’s Note)
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons minced garlic
  • 2 medium boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into thin strips
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1 cup snow peas
  • 3 cups fresh spinach

Instructions 

Make the sauce:

  • In a small bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, hoisin sauce and sesame oil. Set the sauce aside.

Make the lo mein:

  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add the lo mein noodles and cook until al dente. Drain and set aside.
  • In a large nonstick sauté pan set over medium heat, add the olive oil and sesame oil. Once hot, add the garlic and chicken and cook, stirring constantly, until the chicken is cooked through. Remove the chicken from the pan and set it aside.
  • Add the carrots and snow peas to the pan and cook, stirring constantly, until the vegetables are tender, about 3 minutes. Add the spinach, cooked noodles, chicken and prepared sauce to the pan and cook, stirring, until combined and the spinach is wilted, about 2 minutes. Serve immediately.

Kelly’s Note:

  • You can find lo mein noodles in the Asian foods section of most major supermarkets. If you can’t find lo mein, you can substitute linguine or spaghetti.
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Nutrition

Calories: 357kcal, Carbohydrates: 53g, Protein: 19g, Fat: 7g, Cholesterol: 36mg, Sodium: 872mg, Potassium: 533mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 6g, Vitamin A: 7740IU, Vitamin C: 24.5mg, Calcium: 55mg, Iron: 1.8mg

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  1. 5 stars
    Holy crappoli this is amazing!! Made it tonight, SO easy and SO yummy! Only alterations I made was adding a touch more soy sauce to deglaze my pan during the sautéing and some red pepper flakes in the sauce because we like a bit of heat. Otherwise untouched and incredible! Also made your beef and broccoli recipe this week and it was also fantastic, again with no alterations other than a bit more garlic and chili flakes to our preference. You have officially become my new go to recipe site I think!

  2. 5 stars
    This was very good and came together quickly. My husband said it was delicious. Definitely will be making again with lots of different vegetables. Thanks for the recipe!

  3. 5 stars
    It’s not only budget friendly and easy to make, but so delicious!

    Planning to make it with shrimp for next time.

  4. 5 stars
    I don’t think I’ve ever rated this recipe, but I wanted you to know that my family loves this. My father in law says it’s restaurant quality. I have slowly tweaked the recipe with more Chinese veggies. I added mushrooms, big chunks of onion, bamboo shoots, water chestnuts, cut baby corn and fresh baby bok Choi (cooked separately with ginger and garlic). Then I had left overs and some left over jasmine rice from another meal, so I made fried rice with peas, carrots and onion which added another level. Will do the rice for my father in law next time I make it. See how that goes.

  5. 3 stars
    This is a very simple & innovative recipe! However, it’s a bit too sweet for my personal taste. The Hoison Sauce will be left out the next time I cook this. The Lo Meins that I’ve eaten in restaurants, like PF Chang’s, are not at all sweet. Perhaps they don’t use Hoison Sauce? Anyway, I plan to refine your recipe to suit my taste, but the basics are a phenomenal start! I do this with ALL recipes I try out, not just this one. It’s all about taste preference. Thanks for sharing!

  6. 5 stars
    Super easy – I used green beans and carrots since I didn’t have snow peas or spinach. We like it a little saucy so I doubled the sause the second time I made it- although the original recipe seems more what you’d get at a restaurant.

    1. Absolutely! They would work great, and yes, you could double the sauce since they’ll soak up a bit more. Enjoy, Lynn!

  7. 5 stars
    Made this for bfast! I couldn’t wait. I followed the recipe but I used 3 boneless, skinless chicken thighs and baby bok choy. The snowpeas were nice and crunchy. This was amazing, even for bfast. I tried the recipe with shrimp, yummers! This is a keeper!

  8. The easy chicken lo mein was positively delicious. I followed the recipe with one exception — I added large pieces of sweet onion when I sauteed the carrots and snow pea pods. I was lucky enough to get real lo mein noodles at a local fresh produce market. Will be making this on regular basis. It was better than the lo mein from my local Chinese restaurant. Soooo good.

  9. 5 stars
    I made this and it is now in my regular rotation. We use less noodles and more vegetables. The longer the noodles and veggies sit in the sauce after cooking, the better they are. Restaurant worthy! Turned out great. Thank you!

  10. 5 stars
    Was delicious….I made the recipe minus the noodles then just served over the noodles /zucchini at the end…Only way I could make it fit in with my limit of carbs…Will be adding to list of favorite meals

  11. 5 stars
    This was easy and excellent! I chose some different vegetable due to my liking and what I had on hand. My 14 year old daughter loved it too! Thank you!

  12. 5 stars
    I have 5 kids. My youngest 3 are very picky. And they LOVE this recipe! I’ve ruined them for going out for chinese especially when i found this perfect recipe and another one for egg drop soup.

    1. 5 stars
      Made this for my daughter for after her surgery. She loved it and wanted the recipe. Thank you.

  13. The beef and broccoli look delicious but I don’t see the recipe. Please let me know where I can find the recipes on this website

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