A delicious chow mein with crispy noodles.

Recipe Summary

20 mins
22 mins
42 mins
4 servings


Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Mix chicken with egg white, 2 teaspoons cornstarch, and sesame oil in a bowl.

  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add egg noodles; cook until soft, about 4 minutes. Drain. Spread out on paper towels to remove excess moisture.

  • Heat vegetable oil in a wok over medium heat. Cook and stir noodles in the hot oil until golden brown, 3 to 5 minutes per side. Drain on paper towels.

  • Stir chicken into the wok; cook, stirring frequently, until white, about 2 minutes. Transfer to a bowl using a slotted spoon.

  • Pour chicken stock into the wok; stir in spring onions, soy sauce, rice wine, white pepper, and black pepper.

  • Mix 1 tablespoon cornstarch and water together in a small bowl until smooth. Pour into the wok. Stir in oyster sauce. Add chicken and bean sprouts; cook and stir until chicken is tender and sauce is thickened, about 5 minutes. Serve over noodles.

Nutrition Facts

419 calories; protein 30.4g; carbohydrates 49.1g; fat 12.5g; cholesterol 61.1mg; sodium 579mg. Full Nutrition

Reviews (9)

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11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
I grew up eating Cantonese Chicken Chow Mein which seems to be the same as Hong Kong style. The difference is the chicken sits on top of these crispy noodles. This recipe is very close to total deliciousness. I'd add a little more soy sauce and oyster sauce. I also like to add veg but this recipe on it's own is the real thing. Please try this it's so much better than normal chow mein Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I followed the basic recipe except opted not to do the crispy noodle part. Chose to make it with soft noodles. Also found the flavoring to be a bit bland so I increased the oyster sauce and used Bragg's Liquid Aminos in place of soy sauce and then added some hoisin sauce for added flavor. Came out delicious! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
This recipe is delicious. It s not quite as good as the Chinese restaurant up the street but it s still very nice. I added celery julienne carrots and green onions. I also used dark meat because it tastes way better. I ve never been to an authentic Chinese food restaurant that uses breast meat over dark but that s an argument for another day. I also drastically reduced the amount of pepper (especially the white pepper). It does taste good with the full amount of pepper but I have young children whose pallets aren t quite up to the kick yet. Definitely a make again Read More
Rating: 5 stars
My kids loved this! It doesn't taste exactly like how it does at a restaurant but it's pretty tasty. Don't do what I did-I just left the noodles to cool in the strainer and it got stuck in one big clump. Very good idea to separate while hot so it's easier to fry. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
12.19.20 .. https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/255934/hong-kong-style-chicken-chow-mein/ ... 'Essentially made this. 'Only sub was sherry for sake. Good, but not special. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
I ve been looking for a recipe comparable to restaurant style Cantonese Chow Mein. This is a very tasty recipe. I followed it basically to a tee (except for an addition of broccoli carrots and celery) and found it flavourful. The family loved it my husband went for seconds. I didn t have light soy sauce so used regular and it was fine. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I didn t have a wok so I used a frying pan. And I replaced the white pepper for garlic. It came out great! Got lots of compliments from the family. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Yup I made changes. Instead of frying noodles I cheated and bought a bag of crispy chow mein noodles. To the onions and sprouts I added sliced shallot a few sliced mushrooms thinly sliced celery some sliced snow peas and some sliced water chestnuts. Instead of sake I used Sherry. Added dry mustard and garlic to the sauce. Went over VERY well in our house. Will make again for sure! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This was a delicious recipe it was almost as good as where we eat our Chinese food.I made it more a bit to my liking by using veggies I like(don t think it really matters).Had good flavour pretty easy to make.Try it! Read More