This Keto Chicken Chow Mein Recipe tastes exactly like what you’d receive at your favorite Chinese restaurant, but it’s made in under 30 minutes at home! With soft noodles, fresh sautéed veggies, lean chicken, and a simple flavorful sauce, this one-pan dish is incredibly fulfilling. It’s also a lot healthier than eating takeout. A wonderful dinner!
Keto Chicken Chow Mein Recipe by Cooking Classy
Because Keto Chicken Chow Mein so simple to make and tastes so good, this will most definitely become one of your go-to dinner dishes! Who doesn’t enjoy plunging into a large dish of noodles?
What Ingredients do I Need for the Chicken Chow Mein?
- Fresh chow mein noodles – a great alternative would be yakisoba or dry thin spaghetti.
- Vegetables – you can use celery, cabbage, matchstick carrots, garlic, green onions, and ginger.
- Seasonings – you may opt to use low-sodium soy sauce, oyster sauce, sesame oil, and sugar.
- Chicken breasts – Chicken thighs works as well. You just have to cook it a few minutes longer.
What is the Best Type of Noodle to Use for Chow Mein?
With its neutral flavor and ease of availability, dry thin spaghetti is a suitable choice.
- Yakisoba can be found in the produce area of some supermarkets in chilled packaged foods.
- Fresh chow mein noodles (Hong Kong style noodles) are a good alternative, but they are more difficult to come by in the United States. They can be found at several Asian supermarkets.
- Dry spaghetti has a neutral flavor and similar texture. Regular or thin spaghetti will work.
- Dry chow mein noodles will also work. This is similar to the spaghetti option (but it is made with wheat flour vs. semolina).
Can I Use Other Vegetables?
Yes, you can even with the classic vegetable blend provided by this recipe. You can easily substitute bean sprouts, mushrooms, bell peppers, snow peas, or water chestnuts if you have them on hand.
Do I Have to Use Oyster Sauce?
Don’t worry if the completed dish tastes like oysters because of the sauce; it simply adds depth of flavor. They have quite different flavors, but both will lend a deep, delightful flavor to your dish.
Keto Chicken Chow Mein
- 1 lb refrigerated yakisoba or chow mein noodles*
- 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts** sliced into 1/2-inch thick strips
- 1 cup thinly sliced celery 3 stalks
- 2 tbsp vegetable oil
- 3 cups thinly sliced green cabbage
- 1 1/2 cups matchstick carrots
- 2/3 cup chopped green onions (about 5)
- 2 tsp minced ginger
- 2 garlic cloves minced
- 4 tbsp low-sodium soy sauce
- 1 tbsp oyster sauce (or more to taste)
- 1 tbsp granulated sugar
- 1 1/2 tsp sesame oil
- Prepare noodles according to directions on package.
- In a bowl whisk together soy sauce, oyster sauce, sugar and sesame oil, set aside.
- Heat oil in a wok or large and deep non-stick skillet over moderately high heat.
- Add chicken (working to leave a little space between pieces so they'll brown) and cook 3 – 4 minutes, turn and continue to cook until cooked through, about 2 – 3 minutes longer. Transfer to a plate or sheet of foil.
- Reduce heat slightly add remaining 1 Tbsp oil in skillet, add celery and saute 3 minutes.
- Add cabbage and saute 2 minutes, then add carrots, green onions, garlic and ginger and saute 1 – 2 minutes longer, until veggies are all crisp tender.
- Toss in noodles and chicken then pour soy sauce mixture over top and toss to coat. Serve warm.
- *8 oz dry spaghetti (thin or regular) will work great too.
- **Chicken thighs will work great too. Cook a few minutes longer as needed.