You undoubtedly already consider chicken chow mein to be one of your favorite Chinese takeout recipes. This one-pan recipe is wonderfully satisfying since it contains chicken, vegetables, traditional chow mein noodles, and the best homemade chow mein sauce. Additionally, it is far healthier than getting takeout.
Chow mein is a traditional Chinese dish prepared with stir-fried veggies and egg noodles. Our favorite protein to add is chicken, but you can also use tofu or other types of meat. The noodles in this meal are pan-fried to give them a beautiful crisp, and then they are combined with a delicious sauce. When you don’t want to dirty a lot of pots or create a large mess in the kitchen, chow mein is the ideal dish.
The rich, handmade sauce that is used to coat the noodles gives chow mein its distinctive taste. It’s the ideal ratio of sweet and salty, and it’s tough to put down your chopsticks once you start eating them.
1 lb chicken breast boneless, skinless
12 oz chow mein noodles (uncooked noodles)
3 tbsp oil
2 cups cabbage
1 large carrot julienned
2 garlic cloves
1/2 batch of green onions
Chow Mein Sauce :
3 tbsp low sodium soy sauce
3 tbsp light sesame oil (not toasted)
6 tbsp oyster sauce
1/2 cup chicken broth
1 tbsp cornstarch
1 tbsp granulated sugar
Oyster sauce, granulated sugar, sesame oil, soy sauce, chicken broth, and cornstarch should all be mixed together with a whisk in a small mixing basin. Place aside.
Noodles should be prepared per the directions on the box, drained, rinsed under cold water, and then left aside.
Over medium heat, warm up some olive oil in a big wok or pan. Chicken breasts should be cut into bite-sized strips and cooked in oil until browned. Discard the strips after removal.
Sauté for a few minutes, until vegetables are slightly softened and the cabbage is beginning to become translucent. Include the carrots, cabbage, and garlic powder.
Re-add the chicken and the noodles to the pan. After the sauce has been added, simmer the mixture for an additional 2 minutes.
Serve your chow mein hot off the pan with green onions that have been finely sliced as a garnish!