Chicken Chow Mein

Chicken Chow Mein

Stir-fried chicken, vegetables, and noodles.

"Chow mein" is a Cantonese dish that consists of fried noodles (crispy or not) with vegetables and small pieces of meat (or shrimp) stir-fried and covered with a soy-based gravy. It is a very adaptable recipe, where the vegetables may be easily varied to suit your fancy or ... to clean out the refrigerator before they go stale.

2 servings
Preparation 15 min
Cooking 20 min

570 calories per serving 


2 green onions/scallions, finely chopped   30 g
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped    
1/2 cup snow peas, cut in half crosswise   45 g
1/2 yellow or red sweet peppers, cut into thin strips   100 g
120 g Chinese noodles (chow mein)    
3 chicken thighs, boneless, skinless, cut into strips   200 g
2 tbsp canola oil   30 mL
1/2 tsp sesame seed oil   2.5 mL
1 pinch salt [optional]   0.1 g
  ground pepper to taste    
1 1/2 cup soybean sprouts   100 g
1 tbsp Hoisin sauce   15 mL
1 tbsp soy sauce, low-sodium   15 mL
1/2 tbsp sugar   6 g
1 tbsp rice vinegar   15 mL
1/2 tbsp cornstarch   4 g

Before you start

You will need a wok or frying pan.

Put the serving dish in the oven at the lowest setting to keep the chicken warm while the vegetables cook.


  1. Prepare the vegetables: Finely chop the green onions and garlic; cut the snow peas in half crosswise; cut the pepper into thin strips.
  2. Cook the noodles in a large pot of salted boiling water until al dente, about 3 min. Rinse in cold water to stop the cooking process and drain thoroughly. Set aside.
  3. Cut the chicken into thin strips. Heat half of the canola oil and the sesame oil in a frying-pan or wok. Add the chicken pieces and sauté over high heat 4-5 min until golden on all sides. Season with salt and pepper. Take the pieces out of the wok, then set them aside on the warmed serving plate in the oven.
  4. Add the remaining canola oil to the wok. Stir in the green onions and garlic. Cook 1 min, then add the snow peas and pepper strips. Sauté 4 min with frequent stirring. Cover and cook 2 min. Add the soybean sprouts.
  5. Meanwhile, mix the remaining ingredients in a small bowl. Pour the sauce mixture over the vegetables, then stir to coat well. Add the chicken and noodles, then toss well and heat through, 2-3 min. Serve hot.

Nutrition Facts Table

Nutrition Facts

per 1 serving (280g)


% DV*

* DV = Daily Value




23 g

35 %

Saturated 2 g
+ Trans 0.5 g

13 %


50 mg


660 mg

27 %


65 g

22 %


3 g

13 %


9 g


30 g

Vitamin A

15 %

Vitamin C

110 %


8 %


15 %

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Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to:

Vegetables and Fruit: 2 servings
Grain Products: servings
Milk and Alternatives: 0 serving
Meat and Alternatives: ¾ serving

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Source of :
Calcium, Fibre, Niacin, Omega-3, Omega-6, Pantothenic Acid, Vitamin A, Vitamin B2, Zinc
Good source of :
Copper, Iron, Phosphorus, Potassium, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6
Excellent source of :
Folacin, Magnesium, Manganese, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin K

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This recipe is in the following categories: Poultry | Rice/Grain | Main courses/Entrées | Halal | High Iron | Kosher | Source of Omega-3 | Sauté/Stir Fry | Chinese

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