Chicken Lo Mein


This dish is easy to make, and full of flavor. The chicken is incredibly tender, and the ginger, garlic and soy sauce combine to give it its authentic taste. Garnish with chopped fresh cilantro.

Prep Time:
45 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 15 mins
4 servings


  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - cut into thin strips

  • 5 teaspoons white sugar, divided

  • 3 tablespoons rice wine vinegar

  • ½ cup soy sauce, divided

  • 1 ¼ cups chicken broth

  • 1 cup water

  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch

  • 1 (12 ounce) package uncooked linguine pasta

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided

  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger root

  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic

  • ½ pound fresh shiitake mushrooms, stemmed and sliced

  • 6 green onions, sliced diagonally into 1/2 inch pieces


  1. In a medium, non-reactive bowl, combine the chicken with 2 1/2 teaspoons of white sugar, 1 1/2 tablespoons vinegar and 1/4 cup soy sauce. Mix this together and coat the chicken well. Cover and let marinate in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.

  2. In another medium bowl, combine the chicken broth, water, sesame oil and ground black pepper with the remaining sugar, vinegar and soy sauce. In a separate small bowl, dissolve the cornstarch with some of this mixture and slowly add to the bulk of the mixture, stirring well. Set aside.

  3. Cook the linguine according to package directions, drain and set aside. Heat 1 tablespoon of the vegetable oil in a wok or large saucepan over high heat until it starts to smoke. Add the chicken and stir-fry for 4 to 5 minutes, or until browned. Transfer this and all juices to a warm plate.

  4. Heat the remaining vegetable oil in the wok or pan over high heat. Add the ginger, garlic, mushrooms and green onions, and stir-fry for 30 seconds. Add the reserved sauce mixture and then the chicken. Simmer until the sauce begins to thicken, about 2 minutes. Add the reserved noodles and toss gently, coating everything well with the sauce.

    close up view of Chicken Lo Mein with mushrooms in a bowl


The nutrition data for this recipe includes information for the full amount of the marinade ingredients. Depending on marinating time, ingredients, cooking method, etc., the actual amount of the marinade consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

599 Calories
15g Fat
79g Carbs
38g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 599
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 61mg 20%
Sodium 1877mg 82%
Total Carbohydrate 79g 29%
Dietary Fiber 5g 16%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 38g
Vitamin C 7mg 33%
Calcium 57mg 4%
Iron 5mg 28%
Potassium 461mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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