Easy to make Chicken Chow Mein is packed with nutrients and flavors that will rock your world. Tasty chow mein noodles, juicy chicken, shredded cabbage, carrots, onions, bean sprouts, garlic, and the perfect homemade sauce that is amazing!

I have been eating chicken chow mein for so long and often get it when we go out to eat at our local Chinese restaurant. It’s one of my ultimate favorite dishes because it’s so flavorful and filling.

I wanted to be able to create my own version that I could make at home. That not only saves me a TON of money, but it also tastes way better too. Plus, I know exactly every ingredient that goes into it, so that’s a huge positive in my eyes.


  • Chow mein noodles: These are the star of the show and give you an amazing experience every time. You can find them at your local Asian supermarket or any traditional supermarket in the Asian section under lo mein or chow mein noodles. If you have a hard time finding them, you can order them on amazon or simply use spaghetti noodles.
  • Chicken: You can use either boneless skinless chicken breasts or thighs depending on your preference. They both are wonderful and give you great results.
  • Vegetable oil: I prefer to use vegetable oil, but you could also opt to use olive oil or coconut oil too.
  • Shredded green cabbage: Cabbage has so many nutrients in it like fiber, vitamin C, vitamin K, folate, calcium, potassium, and more.
  • Matchstick carrots: I feel like using matchstick carrots gives the meal a gourmet look that’s similar to what you would get at a restaurant. So pretty and tastes great too.
  • Garlic: While I like to use around 3 cloves, you could increase or decrease that amount depending on how garlicky you love your food.
  • Green onions: Not only do green onions add flavor, but they also add some fantastic vibrant color as well.
  • Bean Sprouts: You don’t have to add the bean sprouts if you don’t’ want to, but I know that I sure like them.
  • Sauce Ingredients: For the sauce, you will need some low sodium soy sauce, low sodium chicken broth (or water!), oyster sauce, cornstarch, sesame oil, and honey or sugar. It’s sweet, salty, and perfectly balanced!


You may never want to eat take out again once you taste this simple chicken chow mein recipe. Let’s get started so you can head into the kitchen and throw some together.

First, you’ll want to prepare the sauce. Whisk the soy sauce, chicken broth, oyster sauce, cornstarch, sesame oil, and sugar in a small bowl. Set it aside so the flavors can combine and marry together properly.

Then you should cook the chow mein noodles according to the directions on the packaging.

Next, you should heat the large skilled tor wok over high heat. Add in the chicken and one tablespoon of the sauce. Cook for 3-5 minutes or until the chicken is all the way done and golden brown.

Mix in the cabbage, matchstick carrots, and garlic. Cook and stir for 2 minutes. Add in those cooked noodles, chopped green onions, bean sprouts, and the rest of the sauce. Cook for 1 minute and be sure to stir frequently.

That’s it! Remove the chicken chow mein from the stove and serve. Enjoy!


If you end up with leftovers, you can certainly save them. While this meal tends to be better when it’s eaten fresh, it’s not bad for leftovers. Allow the chow mein to cool down then put it inside of a sealed container. Keep refrigerated for 3-4 days. Heat up the chow mein in the microwave or toss back into a skillet with some oil. Once hot it’s ready to eat.


4.91 from 11 votes

Chicken Chow Mein

Hearty Chicken Chow Mein is packed with nutrients and flavors that will rock your world. Tasty chow mein noodles, juicy chicken, shredded cabbage, carrots, onions, bean sprouts, garlic, and the perfect homemade sauce that is amazing!
Prep10 minutes
Cook10 minutes
Servings 4 servings


Ingredients For The Stir Fry

  • 6 ounces Chow mein noodles
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs or breasts, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 cups shredded green cabbage
  • 1 cup matchstick carrots
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • 1 cup bean sprouts, optional

Ingredients For The Sauce


  • Make the Sauce: In a small bowl, whisk all the ingredients for the sauce and set aside.
  • Prepare the noodles: Cook the noodles according to the directions on the package.
  • Heat oil in a wok or a large skillet over high heat. Add the chicken and 1 tablespoon of the prepared sauce. Cook for 3-5 minutes or until chicken pieces are golden and cooked through.
  • Add the cabbage, carrots, and garlic; Stir fry for 2 minutes.
  • Add in the cooked noodles, chopped green onions, bean sprouts, and sauce, cook for 1 minute, stirring frequently.
  • Remove from heat and serve immediately.



Serving: 1serving, Calories: 441kcal, Carbohydrates: 45g, Protein: 31g, Fat: 16g, Saturated Fat: 7g, Cholesterol: 108mg, Sodium: 889mg, Potassium: 534mg, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 9g, Vitamin A: 5497IU, Vitamin C: 21mg, Calcium: 49mg, Iron: 3mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: chicken, dinner, easy
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  1. Delicious, easy and healthy. Very satisfying meal. Thank you.

  2. Made this for supper tonight and it was delicious !! easy, and fast to make and the family really enjoyed it. Thanks

  3. What can you substitute for the oyster sauce?

  4. excelente amigos siempre busco recetas para complacer los paladares de mi csa, gracias

  5. This Chicken Chow Mein recipe is so delicious. I used San-J Tamari Soy Sauce that I bought from Karman Foods for a more twist of flavor; it’s perfect!

  6. Just made it – it is soooo delicious, much better than take-out yet has the distinct chow mein taste. Thank you for the great recipe!

  7. This was sooo good! The sauce is perfect. 5 *’s!

    In case anyone is wondering if they can still make this with what they have on hand, here are some changes I made (due to availability and needing to use up ingredients – which still worked out great):
    – Didn’t have chow mein noodles, used soba instead
    – Didn’t have carrots, but added in sliced mushrooms (8oz package), sliced bell peppers (2 smaller size), and broccoli cut into tiny (<1cm) florets + the stem shaved with a veg peeler (1 head broccoli).

  8. this is really outstanding and amazing dish