Easy Chicken Chow Mein Skillet Meal Using Spaghetti Noodles!

Easy Chicken Chow Mein

yield: 6 SERVINGS

prep time: 10 MINUTES

cook time: 30 MINUTES

total time: 40 MINUTES

Ingredients

Directions

1

Cook spaghetti noodles to al dente (meaning cooked through, yet firm). Drain and set aside.

2

While the noodles are cooking, whisk together the oyster sauce, soy sauce, sesame oil, ginger paste. Set the sauce aside.

3

In a large skillet, heat up 2 tablespoons of oil at medium heat and add in the chicken. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper, toss, and cook through. This should take 4 minutes until no longer pink. Place the chicken on a plate and set aside.

4

Add the remaining 2 tablespoons of the oil to the same skillet and add the broccoli slaw (or coleslaw), minced garlic, fresh snow peas, edamame, and green onion. Toss and sauté for a few minutes, until softened.

5

Add the noodles and pour in the sauce. Add the chicken and toss everything together using kitchen tongs. Let the noodles sauté for a couple of minutes in the sauce until everything is nicely combined and warmed through.

6

Serve with sesame seeds and hot chili sauce if desired. Leftovers can be stored in the fridge and enjoyed within 3-4 days.

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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

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.

plate with chow mein noodles

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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plate of easy chicken chow mein

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.

ingredients for chicken chow mein

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.

cooking spaghetti noodles

mixing chow mein sauce

browning chicken in a pan

sauteing veggies for chicken chow mein

adding sauce to chow mein

adding chicken back to chow mein

using tongs to mix chow mein


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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.

Ingredients

Directions

1

Cook spaghetti noodles to al dente (meaning cooked through, yet firm). Drain and set aside.

2

While the noodles are cooking, whisk together the oyster sauce, soy sauce, sesame oil, ginger paste. Set the sauce aside.

3

In a large skillet, heat up 2 tablespoons of oil at medium heat and add in the chicken. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper, toss, and cook through. This should take 4 minutes until no longer pink. Place the chicken on a plate and set aside.

4

Add the remaining 2 tablespoons of the oil to the same skillet and add the broccoli slaw (or coleslaw), minced garlic, fresh snow peas, edamame, and green onion. Toss and sauté for a few minutes, until softened.

5

Add the noodles and pour in the sauce. Add the chicken and toss everything together using kitchen tongs. Let the noodles sauté for a couple of minutes in the sauce until everything is nicely combined and warmed through.

6

Serve with sesame seeds and hot chili sauce if desired. Leftovers can be stored in the fridge and enjoyed within 3-4 days.

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plate of chow mein noodles

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!


chicken chow mein in a bowl

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!


Lina has a Bachelor's Degree from Northern Arizona University with 10 years of blogging and photography experience having work featured in Today.com, Martha Stewart, Country Living, Fox News, Buzzfeed, and HGTV.


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Comments 29

  1. Errrr

    Lina’s posts are the ABSOLUTE best. They are HIGHLY creative, practical, useful, and most importantly, SINCERE. Lina consistently produces high-quality posts. She is by far my favorite contributor on this site.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Wow that is an incredible compliment. 🥰 Thanks so much for making my day! 💕🙌

  2. Lori

    Yes! Always LOVE Lina’s recipes and crafts. So creative!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Aw thanks very much Lori!! i appreciate you being here 💕

  3. Sharron

    Omg, just added ingredients to my grocery pick up. Looks delicious!!! Can’t wait to try. Thank you!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh yay!! Thanks Sharron and enjoy 🙌

  4. Priyanka

    Ha!Ha! Me too! Just added to grocery pick up list😂 there is nobody like Liba to inspire to cook👏

    • Priyanka

      I mean Lina !👏

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh I love that – Thanks Priyanka! Enjoy this 💕🙌

  5. Momof3superkids

    This is something all of us like too! Using coleslaw makes the dish easier because it cuts down time taken to chop and prep the veggies. Thanks for the idea Lina👍👍

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Yes, agree! Enjoy 💕 Thanks for stopping by today. 😀

  6. Deb

    Love
    Love
    Love your recipes
    The BEST!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Ohhh thank you so much for saying that Deb!

  7. gentledogwalker

    Thank you for this I love chow mein and I have never made it at home and when I get it at panda express I just wish it wasn’t so greasy

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh sure! Let us know what you think!

    • Trineke

      I love chow mein (I prefer Lo Mein though) and Panda Express is the worst! It’s the only place I refuse it. Never cooked right and they use way to much ginger.

  8. Ms_Chris

    FYI, I use whole wheat spaghetti for a similar recipe. I find it’s closer in texture to Asian noodles and unlike in Italian dishes my family enjoys the healthier noodle in this dish.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh good thinking! Thanks for sharing!

  9. Kristi

    Thank you Lina for always making your recipes so easy to follow and adaptable to our individual tastes. There are numerous options with this one and a great way to use veggies I already have on hand. This one is a keeper for sure!! I’m really excited to try the coleslaw/broccoli combination. Yum!! You’re AWESOME!!👏👏👍😋😋

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Ohhh yay! Thanks so much Kristi! I am excited that you’re excited! Ha 🙂

  10. tracey

    Thank you sweet Lina! Made this tonight and it was a big hit! Whats for dinner tomorrow?!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      LOL Tracey! Ohhh yay I am so glad 🙌💕

    • Mom2boys

      Ha ha love this “what’s for dinner tomorrow night?”….it would be so helpful! I agree with others that Lina is the best and we need more of these easy yet delicious recipes that the whole family loves!! Thanks for all you do!!!❤️

      • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

        Aww thanks so much I appreciate your encouragement! <3

  11. JMMPA

    I’m allergic to fish so I’m going to try teriyaki instead of oyster sauce and try using gluten free spaghetti. I love tweeking Lina’s recipes with gluten free items.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh great ideas! Thanks for sharing. 💕🙌

    • Sue

      Let us know how it turned out with GF spaghetti!

  12. gentledogwalker

    Hi am making this chow mein tonight and I am going to use shrimp instead of chicken. Thank you for posting this

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      That sounds fantastic! Enjoy 💕🙌

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