Easy Shrimp Chow Mein


This is a very quick and tasty shrimp chow mein recipe. You can serve over rice instead of chow mein noodles for a different take on the dish.

Easy Shrimp Chow Mein
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
4 servings


  • 1 (6 ounce) package chow mein noodles

  • ¼ cup vegetable oil

  • 1 cup chopped onions

  • 2 pounds uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined

  • 1 (14 ounce) can beef consomme

  • 1 cup diced celery

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 (8 ounce) package bean sprouts

  • 1 (4 ounce) can sliced mushrooms, drained

  • cup cold water

  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch

  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce

  • 1 teaspoon white sugar


  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add chow mein noodles and cook over medium heat until cooked through but still firm to the bite, 4 to 5 minutes. Drain and rinse with cold water.

  2. While noodles cook, heat oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add onions and cook and stir until golden, 5 to 7 minutes. Add shrimp and cook and stir until they are bright pink on the outside and the meat is opaque, about 5 minutes. Add consomme, celery, and salt; cook, covered, for 5 minutes. Add bean sprouts and mushrooms and bring to a simmer.

  3. Blend water, cornstarch, soy sauce, and sugar together in a small bowl. Add mixture to the pot and simmer for 5 minutes. Serve over cooked chow mein noodles.

Cook's Note:

I have made it with both shrimp, which is excellent, and beef. If you use beef, a sirloin steak will turn out a bit more tender, but a round steak will work just fine.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

578 Calories
25g Fat
40g Carbs
48g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 578
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 25g 32%
Saturated Fat 5g 24%
Cholesterol 346mg 115%
Sodium 1625mg 71%
Total Carbohydrate 40g 15%
Dietary Fiber 6g 20%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 48g
Vitamin C 15mg 77%
Calcium 118mg 9%
Iron 7mg 41%
Potassium 640mg 14%

* 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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