Cantonese Chicken Chow Mein


Pan-fried chow mein noodles are tossed in a light Asian sauce and topped with tender slices of chicken and crisp vegetables.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
4 servings



  • 2 tablespoons water

  • 1 teaspoon rice wine vinegar

  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce

  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch

  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 skinless, boneless chicken breast half, thinly sliced


  • ½ cup chicken broth

  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce

  • 2 teaspoons oyster sauce

  • 1 teaspoon rice wine vinegar

  • 1 teaspoon white sugar

  • ¼ cup canola oil, divided

  • 1 pound chow mein noodles

  • 1 stalk celery, thinly sliced on the diagonal

  • 1 carrot, cut into matchstick-size pieces

  • ¼ cup bean sprouts

  • ¼ cup thinly sliced onion

  • 1 green onion, thinly sliced


  1. Whisk water, 1 teaspoon rice wine vinegar, 1 teaspoon soy sauce, cornstarch, sesame oil, and black pepper together in a bowl until marinade is smooth. Add chicken and marinate, about 15 minutes.

  2. Stir chicken broth, 1 tablespoon soy sauce, oyster sauce, 1 teaspoon rice wine vinegar, and sugar together in a bowl until seasoning mixture is well combined.

  3. Heat 3 tablespoons canola oil in a large skillet over medium heat; cook and stir noodles until golden brown and crisp, about 1 minute. Transfer noodles to a platter.

  4. Pour the remaining 1 tablespoon into skillet with the oil; cook and stir chicken over high heat until no longer pink in the center, about 5 minutes. Add seasoning mixture, celery, carrot, bean sprouts, onion, and green onion; cook and stir until sauce thickens, about 30 seconds. Pour chicken mixture over noodles.

Cook's Note:

You can use pancit noodles or Cantonese noodles for the chow mein.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

517 Calories
23g Fat
60g Carbs
20g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 517
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 23g 30%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 81mg 27%
Sodium 583mg 25%
Total Carbohydrate 60g 22%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 20g
Vitamin C 3mg 16%
Calcium 19mg 1%
Iron 4mg 19%
Potassium 160mg 3%

* 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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