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  • Writer's pictureLindsey, EDRD

Chicken Lo Mein

My husband and I love Asian food, but traditional take-out is a total calorie/fat/salt bomb, and we feel sick to our stomachs after we eat it. Enter homemade chicken lo mein. It's easy (of course), veggie-packed (of course), and the whole family ate it up (of course). I posted the video tutorial on Instagram and Facebook, so check out the how-to in action. Here's the written recipe.

Easy Chicken Lo Mein 1 box lo mein noodles (14 oz) or thin whole wheat spaghetti 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts, pounded to about 1" thick 4 tablespoons sesame oil (can sub vegetable or olive oil)1 bunch bok choy, most of the leaves discarded and roughly chopped 1 bunch green onions, thinly chopped 1 bell pepper, diced 1 yellow onion, diced ~2 cups frozen or fresh broccoli 2 cups matchstick carrots (Feel free to add additional veggies!) 2/3 cup low sodium soy sauce 2 tablespoons brown sugar 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger 1-2 tablespoons white sesame seeds #easychickenlomein

In a large pot over high heat, boil water and cook noodles according to package directions. Drain in a colander and let sit in the sink. Replace large pot over hot burner, turn to medium high, and add 1 tablespoon sesame oil and add chicken breasts. Sprinkle with a dash of salt and pepper. Saute for about 5 minutes, turning occasionally to evenly brown. Remove and place on a cutting board.

Add another tablespoon of sesame oil, put pot back on hot burner, add veggies. Stir occasionally until crisp-tender. While the veggies are cooking, give your chicken a quick dice.

Add noodles and chicken back to the veggie pot. In a pourable measuring cup, whisk together soy sauce, remaining 2 tablespoons sesame oil, brown sugar, ground ginger, and sesame seeds. Pour over noodles/veggie mix. Stir to evenly combine. Serve!

Makes six heaping servings. Per serving: 440 calories, 74 grams carbohydrates, 11 grams fat, 17 grams protein. If you're aiming for fewer carbs, you could halve the noodles and increase veggie content by 3 cups worth. A great healthy meal that's a total dupe for takeout food- perfect for a post-race dinner or any dinner!


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