Easy Chicken Chow Mein Skillet Meal Using Spaghetti Noodles!
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If stir-fry noodles and veggies sound great for dinner, consider adding easy chicken chow mein to the menu this week!
Chicken chow mein is a simple and easy weeknight skillet meal that doesn’t disappoint!
Today I’m sharing a very easy and delicious meal with veggies, protein, noodles, and a flavorful sauce. My kids are obsessed with this style of noodle dish every time we get Asian take-out and this variation has a lot of similar flavors and textures except uses spaghetti noodles from the pantry for convenience.
It’s been a while since a print recipe inspired me, but I saw an easy skillet chow mein recipe in a People magazine that motivated me to modify it a bit and make this for my family. In my version, I am using fewer spaghetti noodles, because a full pound was just too much. I also added chicken as a protein, ginger paste for additional flavor, and edamame because my kids love it.
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The result is a comforting noodle dish with sautéed veggies and chicken that is easy to make in about 30 minutes! The tasty sauce has lots of sesame, soy sauce, and ginger flavors your family will love, and the leftovers are even better the next day.
Tips for making the best chicken chow mein:
- I used small pieces of chicken, but cutting up boneless pork chops would make a delicious pork chow mein instead, or even shrimp would be yummy! For a vegetarian option, simply skip the meat.
- Veggies are easy to swap out with what you have in your fridge that needs to be used up, or to use what your family prefers. Bell peppers or mushrooms would be great to sauté for chow mein.
- While planning for this recipe, I meant to grab traditional coleslaw mix, but ended up with a broccoli coleslaw mix that turned out great! You can even opt for a bag of frozen stir-fry veggies instead of fresh.
- Top with sesame seeds for added taste. My husband and I added a little sriracha chili sauce on ours for some spice, and I highly recommend it if you enjoy spicy food!
- You’ll need to grab your largest fry pan – or a wok would be even better to stir-fry as this is a large portion of food!
- If you have never cooked with oyster sauce before, it’s a sweet and salty condiment that gives stir-frys, marinades, and this dish lots of flavor. It is not overly fishy tasting but adds a more deep briny flavor.
Easy Chicken Chow Mein
yield: 6 SERVINGS
prep time: 10 MINUTES
cook time: 30 MINUTES
total time: 40 MINUTES
Here's a quick stir-fry meal with chicken, veggies, and a flavorful Asian-inspired sauce using spaghetti noodles.
- 12 oz. spaghetti noodles
- 6 tablespoons oyster sauce
- 5 tablespoons soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
- 2 teaspoons ginger paste
- 4 tablespoons extra light olive oil, or other cooking oil
- 1 pound raw chicken breasts, cut into small pieces
- 12 oz bag of fresh broccoli slaw or coleslaw mix
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 4 oz. fresh snow peas
- 1 cup shelled edamame, frozen
- 4 green onions, sliced
- optional topping: sesame seeds
Yum! What an easy and comforting homecooked meal.
Chicken chow mein is a hearty and delicious skillet meal that everyone in my family loves. I love all the veggies and the sauce.
Add this to your meal rotation this week and let us know what you think!
Here’s what my teammate Emily thought of this chicken chow mein:
“This makes the perfect weeknight meal. It comes together in about 30 minutes and you could easily customize it with whatever vegetables you have on hand. I made this with shirataki noodles and it turned out great. And the sauce 🤩 it’s over the top yummy! Your whole family will love it!”
Check out our easy skillet chicken fried rice as another family-friendly meal!