Chicken Chow Mein Recipe

Easy Chicken Chow Mein that anyone can make at home. This recipe yield delicious and healthy chicken chow mein that is better than Chinese takeout!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Keyword Chicken Chow Mein
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 3 people
Calories 496 kcal



  • 8 oz fresh chow mein egg noodles, steamed chow mein or dry chow mein
  • 4 oz chicken breast, cut into pieces
  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 2 oz cabbage, finely sliced
  • 1/2 small carrot, peeled and cut into thin strips
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon dark soy sauce, optional, for coloring purpose
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 3 dashes ground white pepper
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 4 oz bean sprouts, rinsed and drained
  • 2 stalks scallion, cut into 2-inch lengths

Chicken Marinade:

  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon corn starch


  1. Prep the noodles according to the packaging instructions.
  2. Pat dry the chicken with paper towels. Add the soy sauce and corn starch to the chicken. Stir to coat well. Set aside for 10 minutes.
  3. Heat up a wok or skillet over high heat. When it's heated, add the oil to the wok/skillet. Add the garlic and stir-fry until aromatic, follow by the chicken. Stir-fry until the chicken is half cooked or the surface turns opaque, then add in the cabbage and carrot, stir continuously. Add the noodles into the wok/skillet, follow by the oyster sauce, soy sauce, dark soy sauce, sugar, sesame oil, water, ground white pepper, and pinch of salt. Stir back and forth and toss the noodles, for about 1 minute. Add the bean sprouts, stir to combine well. As soon as the bean sprouts are cooked, add the scallion, stir a few more times, dish out and serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

Rinse the noodles thoroughly with cold water, and then drained before cooking. Please follow the packaging instructions to get the best results. If you use dried egg noodles, please also follow the instructions on the back of the package.

Fresh chow mein noodles.

Egg noodles, or Chinese chow mein are labeled differently: chow mein, steamed chow mein, pan-fried chow mein, egg noodles, Hong Kong egg noodles, etc. Please refer to the picture above when choosing your chow mein. The picture on the left is the noodles out of the package, and the picture on the right is the noodles after prepping (but before cooking).

Nutrition Facts
Chicken Chow Mein Recipe
Amount Per Serving (3 people)
Calories 496 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 12g75%
Cholesterol 24mg8%
Sodium 1183mg51%
Potassium 308mg9%
Carbohydrates 65g22%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 22g44%
Vitamin A 1795IU36%
Vitamin C 15.4mg19%
Calcium 27mg3%
Iron 3.4mg19%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.