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Chow Mein

Chow mein might just be the perfect food: smoky, crispy, and full of flavor with protein, vegetables, and carbs in one delicious dish.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: chow mein, fried noodles, noodles
Servings: 4
Calories: 574kcal


  • 1 lb fresh chow mein noodles
  • 1 lb chicken cut into strips
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 2 tsp Shaoxing wine
  • 2 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 2 tbsp sweet soy sauce
  • 1 tsp toasted sesame oil
  • 1/4 tsp white pepper or to taste
  • 2 tbsp oil for the pan or as needed
  • 1/2 medium onion sliced
  • 1 bunch green onions sliced into 2" lengths


  • Soak the noodles in hot tap water for 1 minute, then drain well and set aside.
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  • In a bowl, mix together chicken chunks with the cornstarch, soy sauce, and shaoxing wine. Let marinate.
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  • In another bowl, whisk together 1/3 cup water, the oyster sauce, sweet soy sauce, toasted sesame oil, and pepper.
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  • Heat up a generous amount of oil in a wok over medium high heat. When hot, add the chicken, along with any marinade in the bowl and cook, stirring occasionally, until the chicken browns and cooks through.
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  • Add the onions and cook until the onions soften and the green onions are bright green.
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  • Add the drained noodles and the sauce and toss everything together. Turn the heat up to high and add a searing crisp. Remove the noodles from the pan and enjoy!


Estimated nutrition is dependent on what brand of chow mein noodles you buy.


Calories: 574kcal | Carbohydrates: 39.6g | Protein: 38.5g | Fat: 28.9g | Saturated Fat: 4.5g | Cholesterol: 87mg | Sodium: 1015mg | Potassium: 346mg | Fiber: 2.9g | Sugar: 4.1g