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Quick and easy chicken lo mein

quick and easy chicken lo mein

Quick and easy chicken lo mein

This recipe for quick and easy chicken lo mein is certainly a delight to eat. With the complementary and complex Asian flavours and the lovely crunch of the vegetables this meal is a real banker. Forget take-out! This homemade version is far healthier and just as tasty.

This quick and easy chicken lo mein recipe is the perfect mid-week meal.  I think this meal took 15 minutes to make from start to finish. So when you are in a rush to get dinner ready quickly this is a great go-to recipe.

 I have used mange tout peas, shelled green peas, carrots and sprouts for this chicken lo mein recipe but the sky is the limit with what you can add. So feel free to chop and change the recipe with any selection of vegetables that your family enjoys. It is also a great recipe if you have small amounts of vegetables in the fridge that you need to use up. Also, the wholewheat Chinese noodles give this dish a very authentic Chinese feel .

If you need some more chicken recipes to add to your repertoire then have a look at this quick and easy paleo pesto chicken or The ultimate slow cooker whole roast chicken or even this honey, soy and Chinese-5-spice roast chicken  

I hope that you enjoy this week’s quick and easy chicken lo mein as much as we did, Leanne x

Quick and easy chicken low mein


300g pre-cooked chicken breasts, chopped into 1cm cubes

2 tsp sesame oil

340g wholewheat Chinese noodles (Woolworths)

15g mange tout peas

50g julienne carrots

50g mung bean sprouts

40g fresh shelled peas




½ cup low sodium soy sauce

½ c chicken/ vegetable stock

1 tsp fresh garlic

1 tsp fresh ginger

1 tsp sesame oil

1 Tbsp hoisin sauce (optional)

1 tsp castor xylitol




Spring onions

Fresh coriander




  1. Fill a large pot on the stove with water, bring the water to the boil and add the noodles
  2. Cook the noodles for 8 minutes or until cooked to your liking (the instructions on the packet say 3 – 4 minutes but I find that too short)
  3. While the noodles are cooking, add 2 teaspoons of the sesame oil to a wok/ pan and heat up the chicken pieces
  4. Remove the chicken pieces from the wok and add all the vegetables to the same wok/ pan
  5. Stir fry the vegetables for a few minutes until soft but making sure that the vegetables still have a crunch
  6. Add the chicken and the pasta back into the wok/ pan with the vegetables and mix together well
  7. Remove from the wok/ pan and serve

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