Kids love this, and we always get rave reviews and requests for the recipe. You can add additional vegetables as desired (broccoli, snow peas, etc.), though you may then need to increase the amount of peanut sauce if you add significant amounts of veggies.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Peanut Sauce:
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Directions

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  • Bring 2 quarts lightly salted water to a boil. Cook chow mein in the boiling water, stirring occasionally, until cooked through but firm to the bite, about 12 minutes; drain.

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  • Whisk soy sauce, peanut butter, 4 teaspoons vegetable oil, sugar, vinegar, and 4 teaspoons sesame oil together in a bowl until smooth.

  • Heat 2 teaspoons vegetable oil and 1 teaspoon sesame oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Saute chicken, garlic, and ginger in hot oil until chicken is no longer pink in the center, 5 to 10 minutes. Remove chicken mixture with a slotted spoon to a bowl, retaining drippings in the skillet.

  • Heat an additional 1 tablespoon vegetable oil and 1 teaspoon sesame oil in the skillet with the drippings; saute mushrooms until fragrant, 15 to 30 seconds.

  • Return the chicken to the skillet; add drained chow mein noodles, bean sprouts, and green onion. Toss mixture to distribute chicken and vegetables throughout the noodles. Drizzle peanut sauce over the noodles and toss to coat; cook until sauce is warmed, about 1 minute. Remove skillet from heat and garnish with cilantro.

Nutrition Facts

463 calories; 23 g protein; 30.3 g carbohydrates; 34.6 mg cholesterol; 928.9 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (20)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
06/25/2014
Honestly the only chow mein noodle that I m familiar with is the fried type that you buy in the can. I hope you know what type noodles the recipe calls for because I couldn t find them and ended up using Trader Joe s Fresh Rice Noodles which turned to mush. If I make this again I ll use my old stand-by for lo mein thick Barilla spaghetti. The sauce is good and with the exception of the noodles we enjoyed this dish. I did add some snow peas sliced red bell pepper for color and a garnish of some chopped peanuts. In the future I ll most likely add a sprinkle of red pepper flakes to suit our tastes. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/15/2015
Used Chuka Soba chow mein noodles in the Asian section of the grocers Read More
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33 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 18
  • 4 star values: 13
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
06/25/2014
Honestly the only chow mein noodle that I m familiar with is the fried type that you buy in the can. I hope you know what type noodles the recipe calls for because I couldn t find them and ended up using Trader Joe s Fresh Rice Noodles which turned to mush. If I make this again I ll use my old stand-by for lo mein thick Barilla spaghetti. The sauce is good and with the exception of the noodles we enjoyed this dish. I did add some snow peas sliced red bell pepper for color and a garnish of some chopped peanuts. In the future I ll most likely add a sprinkle of red pepper flakes to suit our tastes. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/25/2014
Honestly the only chow mein noodle that I m familiar with is the fried type that you buy in the can. I hope you know what type noodles the recipe calls for because I couldn t find them and ended up using Trader Joe s Fresh Rice Noodles which turned to mush. If I make this again I ll use my old stand-by for lo mein thick Barilla spaghetti. The sauce is good and with the exception of the noodles we enjoyed this dish. I did add some snow peas sliced red bell pepper for color and a garnish of some chopped peanuts. In the future I ll most likely add a sprinkle of red pepper flakes to suit our tastes. Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
02/23/2015
The peanut sauce the sesame oil and the cilantro are the keys. You can change the meat (pork might be nice) the vegetables (I added broccoli and carrots) or the noodles (I used whole wheat spaghetti) and anyhow you'll get a delicious plate. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/20/2014
Used spaghetti noodles added pepper flakes. Red bell or shredded carrot would add some color. Tasty dish.I would make again. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/15/2015
Used Chuka Soba chow mein noodles in the Asian section of the grocers Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/08/2018
I didn't have green onion and cilantro but will make sure I have it the next time. It tasted very good (the BF loved it!). I also substituted tofu cubes for the chicken as the BF is vegetarian. The tofu cubes worked out fine as it tends to take on the flavor of what it's cooked with. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/16/2019
Very good added more peanut butter Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/23/2018
This recipe rocked! My partner ate almost four servings before stopping. We both really enjoyed it. An added benefit is how flexible it is to substitutions. Notes to self: white wine vinegar worked as a sub for RWV; crunchy PB worked and the addition of chopped peanuts would work well; basic mushrooms worked; the cilantro is necessary. We added dried Chili pepper flakes on a whim and wouldn t change it. We also added thin carrot slices which worked both visually and by taste. We didn t find the need for addl. sauce. It was the perfect amount. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/12/2014
This recipe looks great but it's not the one pictured Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/25/2019
Great sauce. Add more veggies. It was good with tofu instead of chicken. Read More
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