Chicken Lo Mein Recipe

chicken lo mein recipe add hoisin sauce and sesame oil

I was inspired to make Chicken Lo Mein from Chef Tom’s recipe that I wrote about in my Fortune Cooking with Chef Tom Food Truck review.

Chicken Lo mein is an easy dish to make with nearly any vegetable you have in your fridge and you can use any noodle – including spaghetti in case you don’t have any lo mein noodles. I also made a version with zucchini noodles for the low carb eater in my house.

You don’t necessarily need a wok to stir fry…any regular skillet will do!

I tend to over do the vegetables so feel free to cut back on the amount of veg you add to the dish…however, I like the onion, pea pods, water chestnuts, bok choi, carrots.

You can add any protein to a Lo mein dish including beef, chicken or shrimp. In this Chicken Lo mein recipe, I bought a rotisserie chicken, shredded it and added it to the dish.

Spicy Chicken Lo Mein

I’m always looking for ways to add more heat to a dish and my family despises anything spicy so I often make a size portion with the right amount of heat. For the spicy version of this chicken lo mein recipe, I used a chili and garlic sauce that you can find in most grocery stores in the International foods section.

How to make Chicken Lo Mein

Categorydinner

Yields1 Serving
Prep Time30 minsCook Time15 minsTotal Time45 mins

 1 Bok choy
 ½ White onion
 3 Scallions
 1 Carrot sticks
 1 Bean sprouts
 1 Pea Pods
 1 Rotisserie chicken
 6 Garlic
 1 Ginger
 1 Sliced water chestnuts
 1 Hoisin sauce
 1 Sesame Oil
Optional
 1 Chili garlic sauce (optional)

Preparation
1

Slice a white onion. I use about 1/2 of a medium sized onion.
Take 6 cloves of garlic and a hunk of ginger and mince the garlic and ginger together

chicken lo mein recipe onion garlic and ginger

2

Prep your bean sprouts and pea pods. I give them a quick rinse in a strainer

chicken lo mein recipe bean sprouts and pea pods

3

Open and drain the can of water chestnuts
Get your garlic and chili sauce ready if you want that extra kick!

chicken lo mein recipe sliced water chestnuts chili garlic sauce

4

Remove the skin from the chicken and shred the chicken

chicken lo mein recipe rotisserie chicken

5

Chop the bok choy into a rough chop

chicken lo mein recipe bok choy

6

Cut the scallions into medium size lengths
Grab a handful of chopped carrot sticks

chicken lo mein recipe scallions and carrots

7

Onions and garlic ginger mince is ready

chicken lo mein recipe garlic ginger mince and onion

8

Shredded Chicken is ready

chicken lo mein recipe chicken chopped

Instructions
9

Boil the lo mein noodles. Per Chef Tom's advice, you can use any noodle to make lo mein.
After 5 min drain and rinse in a cold water to stop the noodles from cooking further.
I put them back into a pot and add some olive oil to keep them from sticking.

chicken lo mein recipe sesame oil hoisin sauce noodles

10

Heat some olive oil over medium high heat
Add the garlic ginger mince and cooked for 2-3 minutes. Be careful not to burn the garlic.

chicken lo mein recipe step 1 add garlic ginger

11

Add the onion and cook 2 minutes to soften

chicken lo mein recipe step 2 add onion

12

Add the carrots and scallions.

chicken lo mein recipe add scallions and carrots

13

Add the bok choy

chicken lo mein recipe add bok choy

14

Add some bean sprouts, pea pods and water chestnuts

chicken lo mein recipe add pea pods and bean sprouts

15

Add the chicken.

You see 2 pans in this photo because the smaller one contains the spicier dish with the chili and garlic sauce.

chicken lo mein recipe add chicken

16

Add the hoisin sauce to coat the chicken and vegetables
Add the noodles and stir to coat the noodles.

Feel free to add more hoisin sauce as need to coat the dish

chicken lo mein recipe add noodles

17

Cook for another 2-3 minutes letting the noodles heat up
Add a drizzle of sesame oil and stir.

chicken lo mein recipe add hoisin sauce and sesame oil

18

Plate and serve!

chicken lo mein recipe plate and serve

Ingredients

 1 Bok choy
 ½ White onion
 3 Scallions
 1 Carrot sticks
 1 Bean sprouts
 1 Pea Pods
 1 Rotisserie chicken
 6 Garlic
 1 Ginger
 1 Sliced water chestnuts
 1 Hoisin sauce
 1 Sesame Oil
Optional
 1 Chili garlic sauce (optional)

Directions

Preparation
1

Slice a white onion. I use about 1/2 of a medium sized onion.
Take 6 cloves of garlic and a hunk of ginger and mince the garlic and ginger together

chicken lo mein recipe onion garlic and ginger

2

Prep your bean sprouts and pea pods. I give them a quick rinse in a strainer

chicken lo mein recipe bean sprouts and pea pods

3

Open and drain the can of water chestnuts
Get your garlic and chili sauce ready if you want that extra kick!

chicken lo mein recipe sliced water chestnuts chili garlic sauce

4

Remove the skin from the chicken and shred the chicken

chicken lo mein recipe rotisserie chicken

5

Chop the bok choy into a rough chop

chicken lo mein recipe bok choy

6

Cut the scallions into medium size lengths
Grab a handful of chopped carrot sticks

chicken lo mein recipe scallions and carrots

7

Onions and garlic ginger mince is ready

chicken lo mein recipe garlic ginger mince and onion

8

Shredded Chicken is ready

chicken lo mein recipe chicken chopped

Instructions
9

Boil the lo mein noodles. Per Chef Tom's advice, you can use any noodle to make lo mein.
After 5 min drain and rinse in a cold water to stop the noodles from cooking further.
I put them back into a pot and add some olive oil to keep them from sticking.

chicken lo mein recipe sesame oil hoisin sauce noodles

10

Heat some olive oil over medium high heat
Add the garlic ginger mince and cooked for 2-3 minutes. Be careful not to burn the garlic.

chicken lo mein recipe step 1 add garlic ginger

11

Add the onion and cook 2 minutes to soften

chicken lo mein recipe step 2 add onion

12

Add the carrots and scallions.

chicken lo mein recipe add scallions and carrots

13

Add the bok choy

chicken lo mein recipe add bok choy

14

Add some bean sprouts, pea pods and water chestnuts

chicken lo mein recipe add pea pods and bean sprouts

15

Add the chicken.

You see 2 pans in this photo because the smaller one contains the spicier dish with the chili and garlic sauce.

chicken lo mein recipe add chicken

16

Add the hoisin sauce to coat the chicken and vegetables
Add the noodles and stir to coat the noodles.

Feel free to add more hoisin sauce as need to coat the dish

chicken lo mein recipe add noodles

17

Cook for another 2-3 minutes letting the noodles heat up
Add a drizzle of sesame oil and stir.

chicken lo mein recipe add hoisin sauce and sesame oil

18

Plate and serve!

chicken lo mein recipe plate and serve

Chicken Lo Mein Recipe