Chicken Chow Mein

Dairy-Free, Egg-Free, Peanut-Free, Nut-Free


Main Course

Prep Time:

20 Minutes

Cook Time:

90 Minutes






Kristina Koslosky


Chicken Chow Mein is a staple when it comes to Asian dishes. Chicken Chow Mein consists of chicken, carrots, onion, celery, and cabbage. However, this is not your traditional recipe. It has a fun twist with Ramen and fresh ingredients easily found at your grocery stores. It is a great and fast go-to noodle dish that allows for personalization, depending on what you are feeling!


    Chicken and Vegetables Base
    2 lbs. chicken thighs
    3 carrots, julienned
    1 white onion, julienned
    3 stalks celery, sliced
    2 cups cabbage, shredded

    1/3 cup soy sauce or Liquid Amino Acids
    1 tbsp. garlic, minced
    1 tbsp. ginger, mined
    1 tbsp. sesame oil
    1 tbsp. sugar
    1/2 tsp. red pepper

    Final Touches
    1 1/2 cups chicken broth
    Ramen and/or Chow Mein Noodles
    Pepper to taste


1. For the marinade, combine soy sauce, garlic, ginger, sesame oil, sugar, red pepper flakes, and pepper in a bowl. Divide the marinade into two portions.
2. Place the chicken in a shallow bowl or resealable plastic bag. Add half the marinade and place in refrigerator to marinate at least one hour.
3. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken. Cook for 8-9 minutes, flip, and cook another 8-9 minutes until cooked through, Remove from skillet and let cool. Repeat with remaining chicken.
4. In the same skillet, add sesame oil then add the carrots, celery, onion, and cabbage. Sauté until onions are translucent. If your pan is smaller and the vegetables are too crowded, you can divide and cook them in two batches.
5. While the vegetables are sautéing, dice the chicken into bite size pieces. Combine chicken with sautéed vegetables.
6. For meal prep, I like to store the extra marinade separate from the chicken and vegetables. That way you can make the ramen fresh every time.
6. Combine the sautéed vegetables, diced chicken, and remaining marinade in large skillet. Add chicken broth and bring to boil.
7. Add the noodles and cook according to package instructions.
    • Stay tuned, new recipes that pair well with the dish will be published soon!
    • That's about as healthy as it gets! If you have suggestions for us, please share in the comments.
    • You can substitute the Ramen with Nanka Chow Mein Noodles. Ramen sold at the traditional grocery store almost always contains dairy, so head to an ethnic food store or the aisle in the grocery store. If you have a World Market in your area, definitely check out their Ramen inventory.
    • Meat-free option: Tofu is a great addition, along with loading up on more vegetables,


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