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 without the side of grease and guilt the typical Chinese takeout comes with. Just noodles, chicken and spinach cooked in a garlicky soy sauce. It’s simple, 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.
4.89 from 45 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
    love it – i did add mushrooms cause i alway do and red pepper flakes as i like everything hot.

    IT WAS DELISH EVEN WITHOUT MY ADDITIONS

  2. 5 stars
    This is some good! I used turkey breast and tamari sauce, but otherwise stuck pretty close to the recipe. I’m so happy to have found your site because Asian food is our fave, but dietary restrictions make eating it in a restaurant not so easy. Your recipes have all been awesome sauce so far!

  3. 5 stars
    Loved this recipe, so easy and tasted wonderful. I love all your recipes because they are clear to read and easy to make. Thank You!!

  4. 4 stars
    This recipe was good tried it with my family, the only downside was the carrots toke about 15 minutes to cook down! Overall great flavor and served about 4 people. Would make again!!

  5. I have made this about 4 times and my family loves it. There are never any leftovers. Even my picker eater loves it. Recommend it.

  6. 5 stars
    This is delicious! I did not find the rice noodles, and used spaghetti noodles instead. I mixed Aminos, Hosain sauce and soy sauce and used olive oil and it came out very good! I think next time I will try this with veggie noodles if I don’t feel like having carbs! Thank you!

  7. 5 stars
    Delicious! All I had On hand was a bag of stir fry vegetables 1- chicken breast and thin spaghetti but the sauce was perfect! Will definitely make this again!

  8. 5 stars
    Wow – D E licious!
    I added onion, celery and broccoli and used ramen noodles, doubled the sauce and it was amazing! Thank you for the wonderful recipe and the inspiration!

  9. 4 stars
    We really like this recipe! I double the sauce recipe since we like our lo mein with more sauce. I also like to use raman noodles because we like their texture better than lo mein noodles.

  10. thank you so much for providing a “more or less” button in the print-out….I am a single woman and it is helpful to have things for 2 people rather than 4

  11. 5 stars
    This recipe was absolutely fantastic! I made it for the first time tonight for my mother and I-it was a huge hit. Going down in my all time favorite dinner recipes, and would make a great lunch leftover for the next day. Thank you!

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