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Chicken Chow Mein with Best Chow Mein Sauce!

Chicken chow mein is probably already one of your favorite Chinese takeout dishes. This one-pan dinner is so satisfying with chicken, vegetables, classic chow mein noodles, and the best homemade chow mein sauce. Also, it’s way healthier than ordering takeout.

A dish with Chicken Chow Mein

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Hi there! My name is Natalya and I run the blog Momsdish. If you already follow me, you know I can’t get enough of easy meals that require simple ingredients and minimal clean-up. I can’t wait to share this recipe for chicken chow mein with you because it hits all the marks!

Chicken Chow Mein

Chow mein is a traditional Chinese dish made with egg noodles and stir-fried veggies. We love adding a protein and our favorite is chicken, but you can try different meat or tofu. This dish is pan-fried so the noodles get a nice crisp to them and then tossed in a yummy sauce. Chow mein is perfect for those nights when you don’t want to dirty too many pans or make a big mess of the kitchen. 

Chow mein gets its signature flavor from the thick, dark homemade sauce the noodles are tossed with. It’s the perfect balance of sweet and salty and makes putting down your chopsticks absolutely impossible. 

Chow mein with chicken and vegetables close up in pan

Ingredients for Chow Mein:

  • Chow Mein Noodles: Chow mein noodles are made with wheat and egg. They are very similar to Italian pasta noodles and have a wonderful bite to them. Most grocery stores carry dry chow mein noodles in the Asian aisle. But, if you are lucky, you will find pre-cooked chow mein noodles in the refrigerated section that can be thrown straight into your pan.
  • Vegetables: Carrots, cabbage, green onions, and bean sprouts are the perfect combination of veggies to use for chow mein. However, they can easily be replaced with other veggies like bok choy, celery, broccoli, spinach, kale or baby corn. Feel free to get creative and use what you like or whatever you have hanging around in your fridge! 
  • Meats: Great quality chicken breasts are your best bet for slicing into chow mein-ready strips. If you like, feel free to swap chicken out for beef, shrimp or pork. 
    • Hot tip: Hosting vegetarians also? Use vegetable broth and set some of your noodles aside to toss them with cubes of baked tofu. 

Ingredients for the chicken chow mein.

The BEST Chow Mein Sauce:

The homemade chow mein sauce is amazing in this recipe! Combine soy sauce, light sesame oil, oyster sauce, granulated sugar, cornstarch, and chicken broth to make the signature sweet and savory sauce that makes chow mein taste authentic.

Chow mein sauce process, two bowls next to each other.

How to Make Chow Mein:

  1. In a small mixing bowl, combine ingredients for chow mein sauce: oyster sauce, sesame oil, soy sauce, chicken broth, and cornstarch. Set aside. 
  2. Cook noodles according to package instructions, set aside. 
  3. Heat a large wok or pan. Add a bit of oil to the pan and cook chicken until it’s golden brown. Remove chicken and set aside.
  4. Add carrots, cabbage and pressed garlic and saute for a few minutes until veggies are slightly softened. 
  5. Add chicken back to the pan, followed by cooked noodles and pour the sauce right on top. Cook for about 2 minutes, distributing all that saucy goodness around evenly.
  6. Add chopped green onions and remove from the heat. Serve hot!

Step by step photos of making chicken chow mein.

We love recreating popular takeout recipes. Noodles are king in Chinese cooking! This Homemade Chow Mein Recipe is simple to make and oh-so-satisfying, these stir-fried noodles are sure to become a part of your weeknight dinner rotation. 

Chicken chow mein in a pan.

More Quick Asian Recipes

Chicken Chow Mein with the Best Chow Mein Sauce

4.95 from 112 votes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Chicken Chow Mein recipe in skillet with noodles, vegetables and homemade chow mein sauce

Chicken chow mein is so much better than takeout! It is filled with chicken, veggies, classic chow mein noodles and the best homemade chow mein sauce. You will love this one pan dinner!

Author: Natalya Drozhzhin
Skill Level: Easy/Medium
Cost to Make: $12-$18
Keyword: chicken chow mein, chow mein
Cuisine: Asian, Chinese
Course: Main Course
Calories: 340
Servings: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 lb chicken breast, boneless, skinless
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • 12 oz chow mein noodles, (uncooked noodles)
  • 2 cups cabbage
  • 1 large carrot, julienned
  • 1/2 batch green onions
  • 2 garlic cloves

Chow Mein Sauce

  • 6 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 3 tbsp low sodium soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp light sesame oil, (not toasted)
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp granulated sugar

Instructions

  1. In a small mixing bowl, use a whisk to combine oyster sauce, granulated sugar, sesame oil, soy sauce, chicken broth and cornstarch. Set aside.

  2. Cook your noodles according to package instructions then drain, rinse with cold water and set aside.

  3. Heat a large wok or pan with olive oil over medium-heat. Cut your chicken breasts into bite-sized strips and cook them in the oil until golden brown. Remove strips and set aside.

  4. Add carrots, cabbage and pressed garlic and saute for a few minutes until veggies are slightly softened and the cabbage is a bit translucent.

  5. Add chicken and noodles back into the pan. Pour sauce over the top and continue cooking all the ingredients together for another 2 minutes.

  6. Garnish your chow mein with chopped green onions and serve the noodles straight from the pan and piping hot!

Recipe Notes

Note: When using cooked Chow Mein Noodles, it should measure to about 1lb.

Nutrition Facts
Chicken Chow Mein with the Best Chow Mein Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 340 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 36mg12%
Sodium 914mg40%
Potassium 295mg8%
Carbohydrates 36g12%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 19g38%
Vitamin A 1315IU26%
Vitamin C 8mg10%
Calcium 18mg2%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  • Erin
    October 18, 2021

    How many servings are in the chicken chow mein and how much is a serving size?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 18, 2021

      Hi Erin, this recipe serves 8 people. So 1/8th of the recipe.

      Reply

  • Jezza
    October 17, 2021

    NEVER, Repeat NEVER use Olive oil in a Chinese recipe of ANY kind, it will taste wrong (Chinese cuisine most definitely would not use it as it cant be used at such high temperatures required & would taste burnt).
    Only ever use Vegetable oil for frying and only Sesame oil as a seasoning.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 17, 2021

      Thank you for the reminder and suggestion, Jezza.

      Reply

  • Sandra Cooper
    October 1, 2021

    We feed about 50-60 people at our home every sunday. I made this for the crew in Aug. 2021. it was a huge hit! Very delicious!! The computer did the math on how to mulpitply the ingredients :). I too added more veggies, broccoli,purple cabbage, celery etc. It is a favorite now. Thank you

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  • tenz
    September 18, 2021

    I’ve been cooking asian cuisine for 16 years in a restaurant, and I must say her technique is quite good. Granted you’re cooking at home so certain things would be different than cooking in a restaurant but every step is correct. I thought we were gonna have a Gordon Ramsey situation.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 20, 2021

      Thank you for your good comments and feedback!

      Reply

  • Janene
    September 2, 2021

    I have to say, when I first mixed the sauce and tasted it, I was skeptical, but after mixed in with everything it turned out so DELICIOUS! This was amazing and got the vote as a keeper from the family. We will definitely put this in our rotation. I did add fresh ginger to the sauce and loaded it up with veggies.. celery, cabbage, carrots, water chestnuts and baby corn. Yum, thank you! I just deleted all my other chow main recipies!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 2, 2021

      Thank you for trying the recipe, Janene. I’m happy to know that you enjoyed it!

      Reply

  • Sharon J. Herder
    August 12, 2021

    Everything you have made looks so great. I would love to make all of them. Thank you.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 12, 2021

      Thanks so much! I hope you’ll love all the recipes that you will try from my website, Sharon.

      Reply

  • mark bill
    August 12, 2021

    You’ve just given me inspiration for tomorrow’s dinner!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 12, 2021

      Sounds good, Mark. Hope you love it!

      Reply

    • Debbie
      October 15, 2021

      Made this the other day and I have to say it was delicious. Thank you for recipe it’s definitely a keeper

      Reply

  • Barbara Kapustka
    August 2, 2021

    Allergic to anything with shellfish, what can you substitute for oyster juice?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 3, 2021

      Hi Barbara, I haven’t tried this, but I’m reading that by mixing soy sauce and hoisin sauce at a 1:1 ratio, the result will be close enough to oyster sauce to get you by. I hope this helps.

      Reply

  • Cynthia Kinsella
    July 31, 2021

    Hi Natasha I loved The taste Of this Chow mien and I followed your directions to a T ,However my sauce really thickened up .Do you think I could leave out the cornstarch ?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 31, 2021

      Hi Cynthia, it sounds like it was either cooked down too much or too much cornstarch was added. It needs cornstarch, but maybe try adding less of it.

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      • Cynthia Kinsella
        August 2, 2021

        Natasha I just added That the 2nd day it was great .Not sure what difference overnight made LOL

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        • Natashas Kitchen
          August 2, 2021

          That’s just awesome! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review, Cynthia!

          Reply

  • Kathy Brothers
    July 28, 2021

    Hi! I love your recipes! The chicken chow mein recipe sounds delicious. Instead of cutting up the chicken in pieces, could I cook it ahead of time and use shredded chicken? Would it affect the taste of the recipe? Thank you!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 29, 2021

      Hi Kathy, we prefer to precut it, so each piece gets more flavor but cooking one big piece pays work. If you experiment, let me know how you liked the recipe.

      Reply

  • Susan Davies
    July 28, 2021

    Hi Natasha. I made this dish last weekend and it was AMAZING. It was so easy to make too. One thing, I have been unable to find “light” sesame oil. Could you share the brand that you used?? I have looked everywhere and none are labeled “light”. I did use regular sesame oil but would love to find what you listed in recipe. It will then be AMAZINGLY PERFECT.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 29, 2021

      I’m so happy to hear that! Thank you for sharing your great review, Susan!

      Reply

  • Darlene vader
    July 22, 2021

    I’ve been trying to make this dish but the sauce was never right. Finally this is it! Thank you!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 22, 2021

      Hi Darlene, great to hear that you finally found this recipe that you liked! Thanks for your review.

      Reply

  • Anne
    July 22, 2021

    Could avocado oil be substituted for the sesame oil

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 22, 2021

      Hi Anne, it will alter the flavor profile a bit but it may work. We preferred it with sesame oil

      Reply

  • Connie
    July 19, 2021

    For chicken chow mein, what can I substitute for the soy sauce? Thanks so much. I love all your recipes! You are a blessing! I thank God for you!

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    • Natasha
      July 19, 2021

      Hi Connie, I haven’t tested any substitutes but you might try Coconut Aminos (a soy sauce substitute) but you would need to season to taste since coconut aminos is a little sweeter and less salt than soy sauce.

      Reply

  • Theresa Schultz
    July 16, 2021

    Chicken chow Mein was amazing I am excited to try other recipes

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 16, 2021

      I’m so happy you loved this recipe, Theressa! That’s so great!

      Reply

  • G V
    July 14, 2021

    Absolutely amazing recipe! It is fast, easy and very tasty….I normally do not like cold, but it is great cold too! Thank you!!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 14, 2021

      Thanks for your review, glad you enjoyed this recipe!

      Reply

  • Julie Scriver
    July 12, 2021

    This was a winner! I did a smaller portion for just 2 people so decreased the sauces and added 1 Splenda packet instead of the sugar. I also added chopped cashews. Husband loved it, there wasn’t any leftovers!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 13, 2021

      That’s great to hear, Julie! Thanks for your review, I’m glad your husband this recipe!

      Reply

  • Gail
    July 12, 2021

    I plan to make this tomorrow night for my family. My grocery store didn’t have light sesame oil, only roasted sesame oil which you said not to use. So I didn’t get it. I will have to go to another store tomorrow if I have time. Is extra virgin olive oil a good substitute? That’s all I have until I go to another store.

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    • Natasha
      July 12, 2021

      Hi Gail, toasted sesame oil is intended to be used in salads and not in cooked recipes. It’s a tough one to replace since olive oil doesn’t even come close in flavor. If you had the toasted one, I would probably drizzle it over the finished dish and toss to combine.

      Reply

  • Rupa
    July 4, 2021

    Wasn’t for me. We found this really really sweet. I used olive oil instead of light sesame (couldn’t find it) and then drizzled a bit of toasted sesame oil on top. The sesame oil helped balance it a bit but it was still very sweet. I’d advise against using a full tablespoon of sugar as oyster sauce is already very sweet but wanted to give it a shot based on reviews. Shame as I really wanted to like it but I think this recipe is perhaps suited more for the American palate or those who like sweet American style Chinese food. That being said, I like Natasha’s Kitchen so will try some other recipes next.

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    • Natasha
      July 5, 2021

      Hi Rupa, thank you for your review. The sauce only has 1 Tbsp of sugar in it so it shouldn’t be overly sweet. Did you possibly add more?

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    • LaTeeda
      July 12, 2021

      Oyster Sauce is salty, not sweet.

      Reply

  • Barb
    July 3, 2021

    WOW! Amazing flavour. Would do a few things personally, I made some veges a little too big but that’s preference. Will be making this again and again. Thank You!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 3, 2021

      We LOVE this recipe, and I’m so glad you do too! Thank you so much for sharing that with me.

      Reply

  • Rupa Lakhani
    July 3, 2021

    What can I substitute for light sesame oil? I only have toasted, olive or sunflower.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 3, 2021

      Hi Rupa, I don’t recommend the toasted sesame oil. Make sure it’s light sesame oil which is intended for cooking whereas toasted sesame oil is meant more for seasoning and not cooking. It’s hard to imagine a substitute for Sesame oil since that makes it more authentic. If you test out a substitute I would love to know how you like it.

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  • johnny
    June 24, 2021

    My goodness this was good ! ! … I made this for lunch today, Took exactly 30 minutes !…Fantastic Recipe !…. Thanks Natasha !. Now I have to go burn of 340 calories !

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 24, 2021

      That’s just awesome! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review, Johnny!

      Reply

  • Michelle
    June 17, 2021

    This dish appeared very simplistic but after reading the raving comments, I decided to try it. I underestimated it’s flavor!!!! It was amazing and the aroma was lovely. The only variation I did was to add bell peppers and ginger but the sauce was fantastic! A definite hit with the kids and hubby! Thank you for this recipe.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 17, 2021

      I’m so happy to hear that, Michelle! We love flavorful dishes, and I’m so glad this was a hit!

      Reply

  • Chantal
    June 16, 2021

    Hey Natasha love all your recipes…did you ever consider adding a bit of Chinese wine or dry sherry to you sauce…it is what Asians add to there sauces that give it that authentic Chinese flavour.So good! l😆

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 16, 2021

      OH yum! That sounds amazing! I’ll give that a try. Thank you for sharing that, Chantal! We’ve added it to other pasta/ meat dishes, but I bet that would be so good here for that authentic flavor.

      Reply

  • Nicole
    June 9, 2021

    Overall a nice easy recipe. However it needs WAY more veg. Double the carrots, add baby corn and some thinly sliced peppers, now that’s a meal. The sauce is very nice and I appreciate that it’s a one pot meal.

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  • Brenda
    May 30, 2021

    The absolutely best chicken chow mein recipe ever! My family and loved it and will make it again! I can’t wait to try your other recipes! Great job and many thanks! ❤️

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 30, 2021

      Love it! Thanks for your wonderful review, Brenda.

      Reply

  • Pauline
    May 18, 2021

    Made this tonight, I loved it. However I made too much. Will it freeze ok? Also I blanched too many noodles. Can they be frozen?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 18, 2021

      Hi Pauline, I haven’t tried freezing this for a long period of time, please let us know how it goes if you try it!

      Reply

  • Jackie
    May 4, 2021

    Made this tonight and it my husband loved it. I added broccoli and red, yellow and orange peppers to the carrots and the sauce was lovely and there were no leftovers.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 4, 2021

      I’m so glad you both enjoyed it, Jackie! Thank you so much for sharing that with me.

      Reply

  • Nicola Rodriguez
    May 1, 2021

    Excellent. I love this recipe, it’s the basic good chow mein. Easy to follow too. Added bok choy and just a few pieces of broccoli. Sooo good.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 1, 2021

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it, Nicola!

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      • Alicia Foster-Browne
        June 8, 2021

        This looks amazing. What kind of meat can I make on the side with this dish? My family are big on more than one dish on their plate lol.

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        • Natashas Kitchen
          June 8, 2021

          Alicia, I recommend pairing with these delicious Asian recipes HERE. In that link, you’ll find Kung Pao Chicken, General Tso’s, etc. I hope that helps!

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  • Frank Bathemess
    April 30, 2021

    Can you use low mein noodles instead of chow mein noodles Or is there no differenc?

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    • Natasha
      April 30, 2021

      Hi Frank, I haven’t tried this with low mein, but I think it could work well to add cooked low mein noodles in step 5 instead of chow mein.

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      • Patricia
        July 9, 2021

        I’m going to make this tonight, and use ramen noodles without flavor packets…easy, peasy; just add them in with the sauce ingred.

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    • Patricia
      July 9, 2021

      I suggest holding out the sesame oil until the end, then add only one tblspn near the end of cooking.

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      • Natashas Kitchen
        July 9, 2021

        Thank you so much for sharing that with us, Patricia!

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  • Jenny Crane
    April 20, 2021

    I have never tasted Chow Mein this good! Love love loved it!! The noodles and oyster sauce were a little hard to find but worth the trouble!! Thanks for this great recipe👍

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 20, 2021

      You’re welcome, Jenny! It sounds like you have a new favorite, Jenny!

      Reply

  • Lynn
    April 18, 2021

    My family all loved this–Even my son who hardly ever eats anything we all eat–. Can you make this over rice noodles?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 18, 2021

      Thank you for sharing, Lynn. Hi Pam, rice noodles won’t’ work the same way and may soak up too much of the sauce. The preparation of the noodles is also very different. Here is another great recipe for Chicken stir fry with rice noodles you might enjoy.

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  • Ethan
    April 18, 2021

    Absolutely incredible! I’ve made it twice now and it’s been a hit with the family each time. And I use the left over cabbage, celery and carrot to make an sweet chili coleslaw to compliment. Thanks so much!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 18, 2021

      That’s nice! I’m happy to know that you enjoyed it, Ethan. Thanks for your great review!

      Reply

  • KC
    April 13, 2021

    Hi. I was wondering if this would be okay made the day before and reheated for my girls card group the next day? Or does it need to be fresh?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 14, 2021

      Hi KC, we always enjoy this fresh; we found it’s best that way. But if I were to reheat, one of our readers tried is saying this: ” I put in an oven proof dish added some chicken broth to keep moist. Heated in the oven for twenty-five minutes at 350. Just as good as if freshly made.” I hope this helps.

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  • ERYK RUSZKIEWICZ
    April 13, 2021

    Very good recipe overall. I recommend to add a bit of black pepper and salt when you fry the chicken and about a teaspoon of fresh ground ginger to the vegetables along with some fresh beansprouts.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 13, 2021

      Thank you for your good comments and recommendation! We appreciate it.

      Reply

  • Theresa
    April 13, 2021

    The sauce was very easy to make and was absolutely delicious! The family loved it. I’ve made chow mein a few times but always with store bought sauce…never again. I will be using this sauce all the time. Thank you!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 13, 2021

      That’s so great! It sounds like you have a new favorite!

      Reply

  • kateeh
    April 8, 2021

    Great recipe – very easy to assemble – couldn’t find oyster sauce so used same amount of fish sauce and used thin spaghetti instead of chow mein noodles and it came out great – going to experiment with adding bok choy, napa cabbage, spinach, celery, and onion in the future –

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 10, 2021

      I’m happy you enjoyed that! Thank you for your wonderful review!

      Reply

  • Anne
    April 8, 2021

    Sooo yummy! I made for friends and they thought it was takeout! Definitely a keeper…Thank you!
    (that sauce is to die for)

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 8, 2021

      Glad you loved it, Anne. Thank you so much for your wonderful review!

      Reply

  • Louise E
    April 2, 2021

    I made this recipe yesterday. It was delicious, better than takeout. I had all the ingredients at home, so I followed the recipe as it was. It tasted very authentic.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 2, 2021

      Hi Louise, that’s great to hear! Thank you so much for sharing that with us, we appreciate your good feedback.

      Reply

  • Mark
    March 31, 2021

    Hi, Another great recipe, so tasty and quick and easy to make. Will be making this again for sure

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 31, 2021

      I’m glad you enjoyed this recipe, Mark. Thank you for sharing!

      Reply

  • Kimi
    March 30, 2021

    Made this several times, such a good recipe. My whole family loves it! It also prints perfectly 🙂

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 30, 2021

      Love it, Kimi! I’m happy that you have this recipe as one of your favorites and that your family likes it too.

      Reply

  • L Fransen
    March 24, 2021

    Complete BS, that I jump to recipe to print out, and get 30 pages of useless rhetoric. This makes me never wanting to pull any of your recipes again. Thank you for the ink I wasted.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 25, 2021

      Did you click on PRINT before actually printing it out? I just tried it for myself and it worked just fine, I was able to save 2 pages of the recipe. Make sure to click PRINT after Jump to recipe, then save as PDF.

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      • Phyllis
        May 11, 2021

        When you click “print”, it all comes out on one page and no ads. And I’m not computer saavy.

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  • Oxana
    March 22, 2021

    Amazing recipe and so easy to make! We loved it so much that I made twice in one week, just replaced chicken with shrimp the second time for some variety 😜

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 22, 2021

      Wow, looks like you found a new favorite! Thank you for your great review and feedback, Oxana.

      Reply

  • Sally
    March 22, 2021

    I made this yesterday .
    Very delicious . Loved the sauce .

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 22, 2021

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

      Reply

  • Brady Bruce
    March 19, 2021

    This chow-mein sauce was amazing.

    To make the recipe even easier, I used pre-bagged broccoli coleslaw (broccoli, cabbage, carrots) as the vegetables, and the pre-steamed noodles from the produce section. Healthy home-cooked meal in ~15 mins.

    10/10 recipe.

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    • Natasha
      March 20, 2021

      I’m so glad you loved it! Thank you for the tips and wonderful review!

      Reply

  • Sarah
    March 18, 2021

    Excellent! Perfect! I have been searching for a good Cantonese chow mein recipe for ever and was ready to give up. This was absolutely delicious. We eat a lot of spicy food and this was pure comfort food. Thank you so much. I almost doubled the sauce as I had a larger package of noodles and it worked out beautifully. I’m off to have a look at your other recipes 😉

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 19, 2021

      Hi Sarah, that’s awesome! I’m so happy to be reading your comments and feedback. Thank you so much for sharing!

      Reply

  • Julie
    March 15, 2021

    Delicious!!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 16, 2021

      Thank you, Julie. Glad you liked it!

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  • Barry
    March 15, 2021

    Interesting that this is another online recipe with noodles in it. Where I live this is called lo mein. Chow mein has no noodles here. All the Chinese restaurants I go to never have noodles in their chow mein. No rating because I haven’t made it yet but it does look good.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 16, 2021

      Thanks for your input, Barry. Please let us know how it goes if you give this a try!

      Reply

  • Rhonda
    March 13, 2021

    Delicious! Fast and easy to make! Will definitely make often. Added water chestnuts and celery.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 13, 2021

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with us!

      Reply

  • Sally K
    March 4, 2021

    Chicken chowmein tastes so much better than eating at restaurants.
    Will keep making it .

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 5, 2021

      Sounds great, Sally. Good to know that you loved this recipe!

      Reply

  • Carolina
    March 4, 2021

    Could of been better if there were quantity for the recipe. Measurements are not mentioned. Must have been an oversight.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 4, 2021

      Hi Carolina, the measurements are all on the recipe card. When you are at the recipe click Jump to recipe to quickly go there. You can also click Metric to convert the ingredients to grams.

      Reply

  • Tracey
    March 4, 2021

    Can I use fish sauce instead of oyster sauce?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 4, 2021

      Hi Tracey, I haven’t tried that substitution. If you happen to experiment, I would love to know how you like that.

      Reply

  • Debra Foxx
    March 1, 2021

    I have made this recipe on three occasions; it is delicious. We used to buy this meal at a Thai restaurant; it is not inexpensive. Now, I make this recipe at home and we love it! It is easy to make, which I appreciate.
    Thank you so much!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 1, 2021

      Homemade is always best, I say! I’m happy you’re enjoying this recipe, Debra!

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  • Tina
    February 27, 2021

    I added shrimp and snow peas and my family devoured it! This chow mein recipe is excellent!! Thank you Natasha!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 28, 2021

      Hi Tina, my pleasure! I’m glad they enjoyed it too with shrimp and snow peas. Thanks for sharing!

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  • Ric Marcinkowski
    February 19, 2021

    I made this dish last Wednesday night for dinner and I’ll be damned if it wasn’t better than my local Chinese restaurant. This was a fantastic recipe and I’ll be making it again. The only adjustment I’d make is to go a little lighter on the soy sauce. Other than that…absolute perfection!!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 20, 2021

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

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  • Connie Essen
    February 16, 2021

    Hi Natasha! I use your recipes all the time, my whole family knows your name 🙂

    Wanted to see if there is an alternative to Oyster sauce in this recipe? I’m the complete opposite of a seafood fan. Can I omit it? or sub it for anything else? or do you suggest skipping this recipe? Thanks!!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 16, 2021

      Hi Connie,a substitution may work, others shared this “I follow the recipe As it is but instead oyster sauce used Worcestershire and 1 tbsp of vinegar. It turned out well.” I hope this helps.

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    • Ric Marcinkowski
      February 19, 2021

      Connie, don’t be fooled by the name “oyster sauce”. It doesn’t taste anything like an oyster. Initially, I was turned of at the idea of using it. But boy oh boy am I glad I did. Trust me, you’ll absolutely love this recipe.

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    • Bill Wheeler
      February 20, 2021

      You may want to give the oyster sauce try. It has nothing in common with seafood the way you may be thinking (also have a look at the ingredients in worcestershire and you will see the main flovour is anchovy:)

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  • Jill Span
    February 15, 2021

    Love this chow mein, the sauce is amazing. I have added extra vegies,including baby corn and mushrooms. I was easily able to make this recipe vegan by using tofu instead of chicken. For once it’s something all the family love. Definitely adding to my list of go to meals

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 15, 2021

      That is awesome! I am happy to hear that, thanks for your wonderful review, Jill.

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  • Victoria
    February 14, 2021

    Made this tonight with some homemade sweet & sour chicken and it was amazing- a total crowd pleaser for my family of 5. Way better than takeout too- so good! Thank you!!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 15, 2021

      You are very welcome, Victoria. I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe!

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  • Nicole Lefler
    February 7, 2021

    I made this last night for my family. Everyone loved it! I doubled the recipe and sauce. I also added fresh bean sprouts and sesame seeds to chicken while cooking. So easy and the best we’ve ever had! Will definitely make again <3 I am a huge Natasha fan. Love your recipes and videos!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 8, 2021

      Hi Nicole, I’m so happy to you are enjoying my recipes. I hope you’ll love every recipe that you will try!

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  • pam chapman
    February 7, 2021

    Can I use Rice noodle’s?

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  • Paige
    February 4, 2021

    From a flavor standpoint this was spot on. Delish!! Hubby even asked to put this in a regular rotation! I made it exactly as specified but it seemed weak on veggies so I added broccoli, baby corn, water chestnuts and celery, and doubled the chicken. Next time I might half the noodles and double all veggies. Truly delish. Thank you!!!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 5, 2021

      Sounds great, Paige! I’m glad you and your hubby enjoyed it!

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  • Jane
    February 3, 2021

    Delicious 🥰

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  • Kathleen Sullivan
    February 3, 2021

    Best recipe for Chow Mein EVER !!! Who needs a chines restaurant? This was the best .

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 3, 2021

      Love it! I’m glad you loved the recipe, Kathleen. Thank you for your great review and feedback.

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  • Pat
    February 1, 2021

    This is the second time I’ve made Chicken Chow Mein recipe . I’ve tried a few others but Natasha’s is by far the best. Better than take out.
    thank you Natasha, love your blog

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 2, 2021

      That’s so awesome, Pat. Thank you for your wonderful comments and feedback! Love it.

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  • QKoch
    February 1, 2021

    Was ok, definitely was not the results that you come to expect from so many wonderful “spot on” recipes 🙁
    But.. peoples palettes are different and differ from dish to dish. This one, just not for us. Thanks Natasha

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    • Alita Engstrom
      February 13, 2021

      I agree.: I found it very heavy in the sesame oil to the point I could not enjoy it.

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      • Natasha
        February 14, 2021

        Hi Alita, are you possibly using a toasted sesame oil? Make sure it’s light sesame oil which is intended for cooking whereas toasted sesame oil is meant more for seasoning and not cooking.

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  • Adorisa
    January 28, 2021

    This is fantastic! I made it as written and it turned out SO good. For my family of 6 (that includes two teenage boys) this only served us with no leftovers.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 28, 2021

      It sounds like you found a family favorite!

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      • Patti
        February 3, 2021

        Perfect!!!!!!! I bought uncooked egg rolls from my Chinese restaurant and fried them in my airfryer. Thank you for the great recipe!

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  • Lovin it
    January 26, 2021

    Oh my! This is the Best recipe! Both my husband and I couldn’t quit saying. Wow! Yum!
    Thank you!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 26, 2021

      Awesome! Thanks to you both for giving this recipe a try and a great review!

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  • Yordy
    January 22, 2021

    Omg this recipe was so good. Better than the restaurant. Thanks for another great recipe Natasha.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 22, 2021

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

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  • sue girardi
    January 19, 2021

    Love this recipe but is there someway to make rthis gluten free with less sodium?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 19, 2021

      Hi Sue, if you prefer less salt, I would highly recommend using low sodium soy sauce. I haven’t tried this with gluten-free noodles to advise. If you find some that works great, please let me know.

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    • Gigi
      January 20, 2021

      Hi Sue,
      I make this GF with Millet & Brown Rice Ramen noodles which are gluten free and low sodium GF soy sauce. Made it tonight the family loved it!

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      • Gigi
        January 20, 2021

        Oh and Kikkoman GF Oyster flavored sauce

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  • Denice
    January 18, 2021

    I am allergic to oysters. What can I use instead? Or can I leave it out!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 19, 2021

      I imagine you can leave it out, it would still taste great!

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  • Erik
    January 18, 2021

    D Lish I used chicken,shrimp cabbage, carrots, broccoli,snow peas, greeno nions and tossed in a handful of cat shoes (cashews) used the Yaki-soba noodles D Lish!!!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 19, 2021

      Yummy! I’m glad you loved this recipe, Erik.

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  • L mccartney
    January 18, 2021

    What is this chicken broth is it stock of chicken

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 18, 2021

      The terms “broth” and “stock” are often used interchangeably… Stock is made from bones, while broth is made mostly from meat or vegetables.

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  • Jazz
    January 18, 2021

    Made this for my family, it was super delicious. My only recommendation is that you make sure to buy the right skinny noodles. I made the mistake of buying noodles that were a little too thick, so the ratio with veggies and sauce was a little off. My mistake! Still delicious and authentic!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 18, 2021

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with us!

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  • Céline Thomas
    January 15, 2021

    I made this for supper and my parents absolutely loved it. They even went back for seconds! Thank you for the delicious recipe!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 15, 2021

      I’m so happy to hear that! Thank you for sharing your great review, Celine.

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  • Pam
    January 14, 2021

    We love this! First try followed the recipe exactly and it was a hit. Got a little braver and have added more veggies. It’s also a great use for leftover meats. I just add thinly-sliced cooked pork roast, steak, chicken and/or shrimp to the veggies to heat through. My husband likes me to toss the meat in a little hoisin or soy sauce first. Thanks for a delicious new recipe to add to my collection.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 14, 2021

      I’m so happy to hear that! Thank you for sharing your great review.

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  • Nancy
    January 12, 2021

    This wasn’t a horrible recipe but I do think it has too much oyster sauce in the recipe. It just tasted different than the chicken lo mein we usually eat. I probably won’t make this again

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 12, 2021

      Hi Nancy, that’s alright and thanks for your feedback. Next time, feel free to adjust the recipe according to your personal preference. I hope you will still try it again in the future!

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      • Colin
        January 28, 2021

        Hi Natasha,
        We as well tried this recipe and found it a little fishy tasting. Disappointed as we were quite excited to try it! Would have to adjust the ingredients perhaps. But, we have positively enjoyed all of your other recipes that we have tried! The videos are a great tool! Colin n’ Dar

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        • Natasha
          January 29, 2021

          Hi Colin, I’ve never had anyone report this being “fishy tasting” Maybe one of your ingredients had gone bad? That is very unusual.

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  • Midge
    January 11, 2021

    Natasha – we really want to try this but I am allergic to Oyster Sauce any thoughts on substitutions? Your blog is my go to. Happy Canadian – Midge

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 11, 2021

      Hi Midge, a substitution may work, others shared this “I follow the recipe As it is but instead oyster sauce used Worcestershire and 1 tbsp of vinegar. It turned out well.” I hope this helps.

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      • Midge
        January 12, 2021

        Thanks Natasha. This is great I will make it as noted.

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  • Anne Marie
    January 9, 2021

    Yum! Made this for our Christmas Eve buffet. Easy and raved about by all. Will be adding to meal rotation. Thanks Natasha!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 9, 2021

      That’s so great! It sounds like you have a new favorite!

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  • Tom M.
    January 8, 2021

    Made this last night and it was amazing. The family loved it. Its going into the rotation. Might try it with Shrimp next.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 8, 2021

      That’s so great! It sounds like you have a new favorite!

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  • Joyce
    January 5, 2021

    Are you sure this calls for 6 Tablespoons of sesame oil? That seems like way too much sesame oil.

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  • Joyce
    January 5, 2021

    Are you are this calls for 6 Tablespoons of sesame oil? That seems like way too much sesame oil.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 5, 2021

      Hi Joyce, you may try using just half of the sesame oil, I saw that someone else commented and did the same and liked it too.

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  • Marisol Afif
    December 30, 2020

    Love your recipes!

    My daughter has a sesame seed allergy so I would have to omit the sesame oil. What can I use in place of it?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 31, 2020

      Hi Marisol, It’s hard to imagine a substitute for Sesame oil since that makes it more authentic. If you test out a substitute I would love to know how you like it.

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    • Debbie Siddoway
      January 11, 2021

      I made your chicken chow mein recipie for dinner tonight and it was a huge hit! I added white onion and snow peas also and it was yummy! The SAUCE is what really makes it so good! I posted a picture on my Instagram and hashtaged you, so hope you see it! Also, your neighbor, Christine, is my daughter!

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      • Natasha's Kitchen
        January 12, 2021

        Thanks for sharing your awesome feedback, Debbie. I’m happy to know that you loved it and thanks for tagging me too!

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  • Michael Hill
    December 30, 2020

    We have enjoyed looking at your blog. Tonight we tried your chicken chow mein recipe and it was absolutely fabulous. We are looking forward to trying many more of your recipes.

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    • Michael Hill
      December 30, 2020

      We have enjoyed looking at your blog. Tonight we tried your chicken chow mein recipe and it was absolutely fabulous We are looking forward to trying many more of your recipes.

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      • Natashas Kitchen
        December 30, 2020

        Thank you for sharing that wonderful review with me, Michael! I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 30, 2020

      That’s just awesome, Michael! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review!

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  • Judith
    December 16, 2020

    I am a different chow mein eater. I grew up with chow mein with crunchy noodles. Do you have a mixture recipe to put on top of crunchy noodles????

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 16, 2020

      Hi Judith, I haven’t tried this with crunchy noodles, but I recommend reading the package instructions to see if it will work with this recipe.

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  • Hariny
    December 16, 2020

    I just made it, can’t wait to try it!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 16, 2020

      I hope you love it!

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  • Lori
    December 5, 2020

    Just made for dinner and it was a hit. Soooo good. Thank you Natasha for yet another delicious recipe 🙂

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 5, 2020

      You’re welcome! I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe, Lori!

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  • Reshania Naidoo
    December 1, 2020

    This is the chow mein recipe I’ve been searching for! Thank you. Turned out great.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 1, 2020

      I’m happy you enjoyed that, Reshania! Thank you for that wonderful review!

      Reply

  • Anna
    November 28, 2020

    I doubled this recipe because I have a big family. Everyone loved it and ate a second serving. You are my favorite cook and baker!❤️

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 28, 2020

      Awww that’s the best! Thank you so much for sharing that with me.

      Reply

  • Nicole
    November 27, 2020

    Wow this is soooo delicious. And cooked in short time. Its gonna ge one of our fav dishes ☆☆☆☆☆

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 27, 2020

      Thank you for the wonderful review, Nicole!

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  • Elizabeth
    November 17, 2020

    I cannot even explain how ridiculously delicious this is! I’m truly in love with this recipe and it is definitely going in our lost of favorites. Next time I will add double the amount of veggies though, I felt like there were way more noodles than veggies, but I probably grabbed the wrong size pack of noodles. Anyway, sauce was on point.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 17, 2020

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it, Elizabeth! Thank you for the wonderful review!

      Reply

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