Chicken Chow Mein with the Best Chow Mein Sauce

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: 341 kcal
Servings: 8 servings


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

Chow Mein Sauce


  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.