The 30-Minute Ultimate Spicy Chicken Lo Mein Recipe




Delicious, easy and better than takeout,restaurant style, ultimate spicy Chicken Lo Mein recipe!  You love Asian food or Chinese food takeout then this recipe is calling your name with easy steps and ready under 30 mins!  This recipe of Chicken Lo Mein is what you need - made with lo mein egg noodles,chicken,veggies and chicken lo mein sauce makes this recipe the authentic chicken lo mein recipe. This easy chicken lo mein recipe is the best recipe you can make under 30 mins.




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We are Chinese takeout fans family and this spicy chicken lo mein is so good that all of us wipe our plates clean. 



This is the best lo mein recipe you can try and when you will make this at home,you are all going to love this and you wont order Chinese food ever!




I have been trying to recreate the same magic of the takeout style food at home and I have been successful to a great extent. 




If you love Shrimp Fried Rice like how I do then go ahead try this amazing restaurant style fried rice at home.



Here is another recipe to share with all,its better than takeout,restaurant-style Chicken Lo Mein,just like how you want spicy,sweet and delicious all at the same time. Lots of vegetables,chicken and egg noddles tossed together in great homemade sauce.


Also another famous recipe on Pinterest is the ultimate vegetable lo mein , that is the best veggie lo mein you can try!




a pan with delicious chicken lo mein with veggeis,chicken





Spicy Chicken Lo Mein


Homemade chicken lo mein is famous dish served in most of the Chinese Food Joints/Restaurants/Eateries, where the noodles are boiled and then tossed along with chicken or any other protein of your choice,in vegetables and sauces to make this great takeout dish.


This recipe will yield you the best authentic chicken lo mein recipe.



What is the difference between Lo Mein and Chow mein


I have found two differences in these dishes.Whenever I have ordered and eaten either of Lo Mein or Chow mein is that chow mein is mostly cooked with thin and fried noodles and in Lo Mein the noodles are slightly thick and chewy.


Another one is that in Lo Mein the noodles are cooked/boiled in water then tossed along with vegetables,proteins and sauces to be served,whereas in Chow mein the noodles are stir-fried along with veggies and proteins in the sauces to be served,with noodles being slightly crunchy.


But in both the dishes there are Egg Noodles Noodles.So that is the similarity.


I have used Egg Noodles here too but the noodles that I found in the store close by were thin and not round or thick. But the noodles didn't matter as the sauces were spot on!



Lo Mein Sauce Recipe


The sauce that goes in Lo Mein is made with Sesame Oil, Ginger,Garlic,Oyster Sauce (if you do not like this then instead use Hoisin Sauce,I love Hoisin too),Sriracha for the heat,Light and Dark Soy Sauces.




Chicken Lo Mein


Lo Mein Noodles Ingredients


Lo Mein Egg Noodles:  Use the round,chewy thick Egg Noodles you will find in Asian stores for this recipe. Even if you cant get, do not worry - even Ramen Noodles go well as the sauce is the important part.


Chicken:  I have used Chicken Breast meat in the recipe. That contains less fat but tends to get dry too fast but you can also use thigh meat also. That is more juicy. 


Here I have used a method of velveting chicken / tenderizing the chicken by marinating it with little bit of soy sauce and cornstarch. That makes the chicken when stir-fried very soft and juicy. 


Most Chinese cooking techniques use baking soda to be used for velveting chicken.


Sauce Mix:  The sauce mix is the important part of this recipe. I have made the sauce a little spicier to adjust to my taste but you can go ahead and make it more spicy or less by increasing or decreasing the Sriracha quantity in the sauce mix.


Vegetables of Choice:  I have used Cabbage,Carrot,Bell peppers along with Scallions but you can try adding more vegetables of your choice to make it healthier.



How to make Chicken Lo Mein:


Step1: Cook the noodles as per package instructions and keep aside.


Step2: Marinate the Chicken pieces with soy sauce,salt and cornstarch. Keep this aside for few minutes.


Step3: Next in a wok/pan/skillet,add sesame oil and add the chicken pieces here. There should be not much of any marinade left but if there is Do NOT use that as that will make this dish messy.


Just use a fork or pair of tongs and drop the chicken pieces in the pan and immediately stir-fry them.


Once done keep the chicken pieces aside.

velveting the chicken


Step4: In a mixing bowl add all the ingredients for sauce mix. Stir well and keep aside.


How to make Lo Mein Sauce


Step5: In the same pan add more oil, add the ginger and garlic,stir-fry it till fragrant.


Step6: Add sliced/shredded cabbage,carrot,red and green bell pepper, stir-fry further till soft.


Step7: Add cooked chicken and scallion .


Toss everything further till soft,add some salt to taste.


Steps to make Chicken Lo Mein

Keep the veggies and chicken that's cooked aside.


Step8: In that same pan, add noodles and sauce mix,toss well so that noodles get coated well with the sauce mix.


Step9: Next add all the cooked veggies and chicken,toss well to mix,adjust salt.


Serve hot immediately.

How to make Chicken Lo Mein
chinese takeout style chicken lo mein


What variations of this easy Chicken Lo Mein recipe are possible?


Shrimp / Seafood Lo Mein:  Cook cleaned Shrimp by marinating with salt and pepper powder. Finally toss everything together to make this amazing dish.


Try adding scrambled eggs in this along with shrimp too.


Vegetable Lo Mein:  Add vegetables of your choice tossed in salt,pepper powder in this sauce mix along with egg noodles.


What  are the best vegetables to go in restaurant style authentic chicken lo mein recipe?


You can add following vegetables:

Red and Green Bell Peppers
Broccoli
Snow Peas
Sliced Onions
Sliced Carrots
Sliced Cabbage
Zucchini
Scallion / Spring Onion


a pan with chicken lo mein along with veggies,sauces tossed together


Best noodles for easy chicken lo mein?


The noodles used in Lo Mein are Egg Noodles. Normally they are thick,round and chewy instead of thin,flat and fried one's like how used in Chowmien.


You can try getting them from the closest Asian Stores near you as they have pretty many options available to choose from.


Here are the Egg Noodles you can look for: Lo Mein Egg Noodles



Tips for Spicy Chicken Lo Mein


  • When adding the chicken to the wok to fry,do not add the marinade to the pan,Use tongs or fork to pick chicken pieces and fry them.If marinade is added then the whole dish will get messy.

  • To get the smoky restaurant flavor for the dish use tossing on medium to high heat that gives the nice flavor to the final dish.

  • Do not over cook the veggies or make them very soft,keep them crunchy to get the combination of chicken and vegetables together in the dish.

  • Serve the dish immediately after preparing, reheating  works well too but fresh dish gives a unique flavor.

  • If you like more spice then increase the sriracha quantity too.



The 30-Minute Ultimate Spicy Chicken Lo Mein Recipe

Savory Bites Recipes
Published 04/05/2019
Chicken Lo Mein
Delicious, Easy and Better Than Takeout,restaurant style, spicy Chicken Lo Mein! You love Asian food or Chinese food takeout then this recipe is calling your name with easy steps and ready under 30 mins! 

Ingredients

  • 4 oz / 150 Grams Lo Mein Egg Noodles
  • For Chicken:
  • 1 Cup Chicken Breast,cut in to 1/2 Inch strips
  • As per need Salt
  • 1/2 Tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 1/2 tsp Cornstarch
  • 1 tsp Vegetable Oil
  • For main dish:
  • 1 Tbsp Sesame Oil
  • 1 Tbsp vegetable Oil
  • 1 Tbsp Minced Ginger
  • 1 Tbsp Minced Garlic
  • 1/4 Cup Red Onion,sliced
  • 1/4 Cup Carrot,sliced
  • 1/4 Cup Red Bell Pepper
  • 1/4 Cup Green Bell Pepper
  • 1/2 Cup Scallion, long cut,2 Inch long
  • 1/2 Cup Cabbage,shredded
  • 1/4 Cup Water / Chicken Stock(Optional)
  • As per need Salt
  • For Sauce Mix:
  • 1 Tbsp Light Soy Sauce
  • 2 Tbsp Dark Soy Sauce
  • 1 Tbsp Oyster Sauce / Hoisin Sauce
  • 1 Tbsp Sriracha
  • 1 tsp Sugar
  • As per need Salt
  • 1 tsp Sesame Oil

Instructions

  1. Cook noodles as per package instructions and keep aside.
  2. Marinate Chicken with ingredients mentioned.
    Keep this aside for 5 mins
  3. In a pan,add 1 Tbsp Sesame oil, then with pair of tongs pick each chicken piece and drop in the pan.
    Discard if any leftover marinade.
    Toss on medium flame till cooked,keep this aside.
  4. In the same pan add 1 Tbsp Vegetable oil, add the ginger and garlic,fry till fragrant.
    Do not burn the ginger and garlic or the final dish will turn bitter.
    Add all the veggies one after other in the order shown in the step-wise pictures.
    Then add chicken and once they are soft,cooked,keep them aside.
  5. In a bowl add the ingredients to make sauce mix.
    Mix well and keep aside.
  6. In the same pan,add noodles and sauce mix.
    Toss the noodles well to coat the sauce well on noodles.
    Add the veggies and chicken, adjust salt.
    Toss well to mix everything.
  7. If there is no enough sauce for the dish add 1/4 cup water or chicken stock to loosen up everything.
    Cook on high heat and toss well.
    Serve immediately.
Yield: 3 Servings
Prep Time: 00:15:00 mins.
Cook time: 00:15:00 mins.
Total time: 30 mins.
Tags: chinese food,takeout food,chicken lo mein

Recipe Notes:
  • When adding the chicken to the wok to fry,do not add the marinade to the pan,Use tongs or fork to pick chicken pieces and fry them.If marinade is added then the whole dish will get messy.
  • To get the smoky restaurant flavor for the dish use tossing on medium to high heat that gives the nice flavor to the final dish.
  • Do not over cook the veggies or make them very soft,keep them crunchy to get the combination of chicken and vegetables together in the dish.
  • Serve the dish immediately after preparing, reheating  works well too but fresh dish gives a unique flavor.
  • If you like more spice then increase the sriracha quantity too.





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3 comments

  1. This was delicious. I was too lazy to marinate the chicken and it turned out fine :)

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  2. it would be nice to have a smaller printable version

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