This Homemade Chicken Lo Mein recipe is packed with healthy vegetables, brim, and lean protein. Ready in no time and very easy to make!

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CHICKEN LO MEIN RECIPE by RENA

The best thing about this recipe is that it is very easy to make, just a matter of cooking the noodles and the chicken, vegetables, and sauce, and then tossing it all together. This is a family-friendly and balanced meal with lean protein from the chicken, healthy vegetables like bell peppers and spinach, and carbs from the noodles to give you energy and fill you up!

Ingredients You Will Need:

  • Chicken: Boneless skinless chicken breasts are perfect in this recipe as they are a blank canvas that takes on other flavors really well. You can substitute boneless skinless chicken thighs, flank steak, shrimp, or diced turkey breasts if desired.
  • Noodles: Dried or fresh egg noodles are great in this chicken lo mein recipe! It’s more traditional to use fresh egg noodles in lo mein and dried in chow mein, however, either is great and it’s usually easier to find the dried noodles in the supermarket.
  • Bell Peppers: Use any color you prefer! Added yellow and red, on the other hand, orange and green would be delicious too.
  • Spinach: Fresh spinach boosts both the color and nutrition in this recipe. You could substitute kale if you have that on hand (stems and veins removed).
  • Garlic: Garlic adds a ton of flavor and is so good for you! Add an extra clove if you love the garlicky taste.
  • Sesame seeds: Nutty and slightly crunchy, sesame seeds add a little texture. They can be left out if needed.
LO MEIN SAUCE:
  • Soy Sauce: Use low-sodium soy sauce to cut down on the overall salt. Regular soy sauce does well in this recipe too, just add a little less so that it doesn’t become too salty.
  • Sweet Chili Sauce: Sweetness and spicy heat, this is a great condiment to keep in your pantry – it goes with everything!
  • Sesame oil: Don’t recommend substituting it for another oil because this one is all about the flavor.
  • Ginger: A little more heat and taste, ginger is so good in this lo mein sauce!
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Instructions For Homemade Chicken Lo Mein:

  1. Cook the noodles according to package directions, then drain and set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, combine all the sauce ingredients.
  3. Preheat a large frying pan over medium heat and drizzle with the oil.
  4. Add the chicken and season to taste. Cook, stirring frequently, until golden brown and almost cooked through.
  5. Stir in the bell peppers and continue to cook for 2-3 minutes, or until the chicken is fully cooked through. Add the spinach and cook for 1-2 minutes, or until just wilted.
  6. Remove from the heat and toss with the hot cooked noodles and the sauce. Garnish with sesame seeds.

Tips For The Best Results:

  • Switch out the protein: Use chicken breasts because preferred lean protein, however, boneless skinless chicken thighs, thinly sliced flank steak, shrimp, or diced turkey breasts are all perfect for this recipe too!
  • Try different vegetables: There is a whole variety of vegetables you can add to Chicken Lo Mein.
  • Add a little more heat: Sometimes like to dice up one chili pepper and toss it in there as well for a little extra spice!
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Other recipes you might like to try: Chicken Creamy Noodle Soup, Creamy Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo, Easy Butternut Squash Noodles

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Homemade Chicken Lo Mein

This Homemade Chicken Lo Mein recipe is packed with healthy vegetables, brim, and lean protein. Ready in no time and very easy to make!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 4 People
Calories 317 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 8 oz Chinese egg noodles
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 bell peppers, different colors, julienned
  • 3 cups baby spinach
  • 2 tsp sesame seeds

Sauce

  • 2 tbsp low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp sweet chili sauce
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger

Instructions
 

  • Cook the noodles according to package directions, then drain and set aside.
  • In a small bowl, combine all the sauce ingredients.
  • Preheat a large frying pan over medium heat and drizzle with the oil.
  • Add the chicken and season to taste. Cook, stirring frequently, until golden brown and almost cooked through.
  • Stir in the bell peppers and continue to cook for 2-3 minutes, or until the chicken is fully cooked through. Add the spinach and cook for 1-2 minutes, or until just wilted.
  • Remove from the heat and toss with the hot cooked noodles and the sauce. Garnish with sesame seeds.

Notes

  • Switch out the protein: Use chicken breasts because prefer lean protein, however, boneless skinless chicken thighs, thinly sliced flank steak, shrimp, or diced turkey breasts are all perfect for this recipe too!
  • Try different vegetables: There is a whole variety of vegetables you can add to Chicken Lo Mein. Check out my list below for more ideas!
  • Add a little more heat: Sometimes like to dice up one chili pepper and toss it in there as well for a little extra spice!
Nutrition Facts
Calories 317kcal | Carbohydrates 28g | Protein 29g | Fat 9g | Saturated Fat 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat 2g | Monounsaturated Fat 4g | Trans Fat 1g | Cholesterol 72mg | Sodium 621mg | Potassium 711mg | Fiber 3g | Sugar 7g | Vitamin A 4007IU | Vitamin 84mg | Calcium 47mg | Iron 3mg
Keyword Chicken, homemade, low fat

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