Chicken Chow Mein

The first few years we were married every anniversary and birthday was spent enjoying our favorite Chicken Chow Mein. Moving and our family size inspired me to try to find a recipe we could enjoy at home. After trying at least a few dozen over the years this recipe is my favorite go to. Sometimes we add different vegetables or stir fry egg also depending on what’s on hand.



·      2 teaspoon cornstarch

·      1 1/2 Tablespoon soy sauce

·      1 1/2 Tablespoon oyster sauce

·      1 1/2 Tablespoon Chinese cooking wine (or sherry) (Note 4)

·      2 Teaspoon sugar

·      1/2 Teaspoon sesame oil

·      ¼ teaspoon White pepper

·      6 oz. chicken thigh, debone or use 6 oz. breast, into bite size pieces

·      1 1/2 Tablespoon peanut oil or low flavor profile vegetable oil

·      6 oz fresh chow mein noodles or cooked chow mein noodle

·      3 – 4 cups green cabbage (savoy / green), finely shredded

·      1 large carrot, julienned

·      1 cup bean sprouts (optional)

·      3 green onions cut into 2 inch pieces

·      2 cloves garlic, finely chopped

·      1/4 cup water


  1. In a jar or medium bowl combine first seven ingredients to make sauce. Shake or stir to combine.
  2. Pour 1 Tablespoon of sauce over chicken and set aside to marinade for 10 minutes.
  3. Prepare the noodles according to the packet instructions.
  4. Heat oil in wok or large fry pan over high heat.
  5. Add garlic and stir fry for 10 seconds or until it starts to turn golden, stirring continually so it will not burn.
  6. Add chicken and stir fry until the skin is white but the inside is still raw – about one minute.
  7. Add the cabbage, carrot, and the white pieces of green Stir fry for one minute or a little more until the cabbage is just starting to wilt and the chicken is cooked through.
  8. Add the noodles, Sauce and water. Stir fry for 1 minute, tossing to coat the noodles in the sauce.
  9. Add bean sprouts and remaining green onion. Stir through quickly then remove from heat.

About Rachel

Owner @ Brown Box Organics.
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