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A Stir-Fry Sensation You’ll Love

Imagine a sizzling wok filled with tender chicken, crisp vegetables, and a mouthwatering chow mein sauce that’s bursting with flavor. Chicken Chow Mein is a stir-fry sensation that brings the taste of your favorite Chinese restaurant to your own kitchen. This recipe features the best chow mein sauce, perfectly balanced to create a savory, slightly sweet, and slightly tangy symphony that elevates the entire dish.

Wok Mastery

The heart of this dish is the mastery of the wok. Cooking the ingredients in a hot wok imparts a smoky flavor and a beautiful sear, resulting in a dish that’s not only delicious but also visually stunning.

Customize to Your Heart’s Content

Chicken Chow Mein is highly customizable. You can use your favorite vegetables, adjust the level of spiciness, or even substitute the chicken with other proteins like shrimp or tofu. The possibilities are endless.

Substitutions and Variations:

Customize your Chicken Chow Mein with these variations:

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  1. Vegetarian Twist: Skip the chicken and use tofu or tempeh for a vegetarian version.
  2. Spicy Delight: Add red pepper flakes or sriracha sauce to the chow mein sauce for a spicy kick.
  3. Noodle Swap: Experiment with different types of noodles like egg noodles, rice noodles, or udon noodles.


Now that you’ve uncovered the secret to Chicken Chow Mein with the Best Chow Mein Sauce, it’s time to savor the authentic flavors of Chinese cuisine in your own kitchen. Share it with loved ones, make it a weekly tradition, or enjoy it as a special treat just for yourself. Don’t forget to leave a review and share your favorite vegetable combinations with us. Happy stir-frying!

Tips or Notes:

  • To prevent overcrowding in the wok, stir-fry the ingredients in batches if necessary. Overcrowding can lead to steaming instead of stir-frying, resulting in soggy vegetables.
  • Feel free to adjust the level of sweetness and saltiness in the sauce to suit your taste by adding more or less sugar and soy sauce.
  • Garnish your Chicken Chow Mein with sliced green onions, sesame seeds, or crushed peanuts for added texture and flavor.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use pre-cooked chicken?

Yes, you can use pre-cooked chicken, such as leftover roasted chicken or rotisserie chicken, to save time.

Can I make this dish gluten-free?

Yes, you can use gluten-free soy sauce or tamari and gluten-free noodles to make this dish gluten-free.



Recipe by Alexandra
3.5 from 19 votes
Course: All Word Recipes


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  • For the Chow Mein Sauce:
  • 1/4 cup 1/4 (60ml) soy sauce

  • 2 tablespoons 2 oyster sauce

  • 1 tablespoon 1 hoisin sauce

  • 1 tablespoon 1 sugar

  • 1 teaspoon 1 sesame oil

  • 1/2 cup 1/2 (120ml) chicken broth

  • For the Chicken Chow Mein:
  • 8 ounces 8 (225g) chow mein or egg noodles

  • 2 tablespoons 2 vegetable oil

  • 1 pound 1 (450g) boneless, skinless chicken breasts, thinly sliced

  • 1 1 onion, thinly sliced

  • 2 cloves 2 garlic, minced

  • 1 1 carrot, julienned

  • 1 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced

  • 2 cups 2 (200g) Napa cabbage, thinly sliced

  • 1 cup 1 (100g) bean sprouts

  • Sliced green onions, for garnish (optional)

  • Sesame seeds, for garnish (optional)


  • For the Chow Mein Sauce:
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, oyster sauce, hoisin sauce, sugar, sesame oil, and chicken broth until well combined. Set the sauce aside.
  • For the Chicken Chow Mein:
  • Cook the chow mein or egg noodles according to the package instructions until they are al dente. Drain and set aside.
  • In a large wok or skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil over high heat.
  • Add the sliced chicken to the hot wok and stir-fry for 2-3 minutes until it’s no longer pink. Remove the cooked chicken from the wok and set it aside.
  • In the same wok, add the remaining 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil.
  • Add the thinly sliced onion and minced garlic, and stir-fry for about 1 minute until fragrant.
  • Add the julienned carrot, thinly sliced red bell pepper, and Napa cabbage to the wok. Stir-fry for 2-3 minutes until the vegetables start to soften but are still crisp.
  • Return the cooked chicken to the wok, and add the cooked chow mein or egg noodles.
  • Pour the prepared chow mein sauce over the ingredients in the wok.
  • Stir-fry everything together for

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