Quick and easy homemade Chicken Lo Mein recipe! Soft egg noodles tossed with chicken and vegetables in flavor-packed soy sauce, ready in just 30 minutes!

Pair the classic Chinese takeout recipe with our Kani salad for a complete meal.

Chicken lo mein in a skillet topped with fresh greens and tongs, next to a gray rag.

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We love copycat recipes from our favorite restaurants that we can easily make at home. Some of our favorites are the Vegetable Lo Mein, Olive Garden’s Chicken Carbonara, and our family’s favorite, Japanese-inspired Chicken Stir Fry.


This homemade Chicken Lo Mein recipe is so much better than anything you’d order at your favorite restaurant. The soft egg noodles with chicken, favorite vegetables, and green onion in a rich sauce are so delicious.

Chicken lo mein in a skillet with tongs full of lo mein, topped with fresh greens.
What is the difference between Chow Mein and Lo Mein?
The biggest difference between the two is in the preparation of the noodles. Chow mein noodles are boiled and fried until crispy while lo mein noodles are boiled and tossed with sauce and remaining ingredients.
Both are egg noodles, lo mein noodles are slightly thicker and not as firm as the chow mein.
Step-by-step picture how to make lo mein recipe with chicken, vegetables and egg noodles.


This is the perfect recipe for a quick and easy dinner. The dish comes together in under 30 minutes making it an easy dinner for busy evenings.

  1. Cook noodles– First, cook the lo mein noodles according to package instructions. Drain the noodles and cover to keep warm. We really like these noodles but you can use your favorite brand.
  2. Cook chicken– Cut the chicken into thin even strands, you can also cube the chicken. Over medium heat, saute until fully cooked, remove from skillet and cover to keep warm.
  3. Cook vegetables– Cut the carrots and peppers into thin uniform strands. Saute the vegetables in the same skillet until the desired doneness. Add in the garlic and ginger and cook until fragrant.
  4. Prepare sauce– Meanwhile, in a bowl, quickly whisk together the ingredients for the sauce.
  5. Combine everything– Add the chicken, green onion and noodles to the skillet. Pour the sauce over everything and cook over med/low heat until the sauce thickens, about 2 minutes.
Chicken lo mein on a black plate with a spoon topped with fresh greens.


What kind of meat can I use for lo mein?

We used chicken as the choice of protein in this recipe. However, beef and shrimp work great in lo mein instead of the chicken.

What are the best vegetables for lo mein?

We only used carrots, peppers and green onion in our lo mein. You can also add broccoli, snow peas, zucchini, mushrooms, cabbage or onions with great results!

Can I substitute for chicken thighs?

Yes, you can definitely substitute for chicken thighs. You won’t need to alter the recipe at all.

Can I substitute for regular pasta?

Yes, you sure can! However, it won’t taste exactly as classic lo mein, the lo mein noodles really do add so much texture.

How do I reheat chicken lo mein?

Easily reheat the lo mein in a skillet over low heat. If it’s too dry, add some butter or a few tablespoons of water when reheating.

Storing lo mein?

You can store the chicken lo mein in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 3 days. 

Lo mein in a skillet loaded with chicken and vegetables topped with fresh greens.

Enjoy this copycat Asian restaurant copycat recipe. You kids will love the lo mein just as much as the adults will.

Since the chicken lo mein is cooked using one pan, you’ll have fewer dishes to clean and that sure is a winner.


Chicken Lo Mein Recipe

Author: Valentina
A pot of chicken lo men with the tongs in them.
4.96 from 22 votes
This chicken lo mein recipe makes the most perfect entree. This restaurant-style entree is so easy to make, and the results are incredible. We love ours, loaded with chicken and tender vegetables.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 6 servings


  • 8 oz lo mein noodles
  • 3/4 lb chicken breast boneless skinless
  • 2 Tbsp oil for sautéing (divided)
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter for sautéing (divided)
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 large carrot julienned
  • 1 red pepper julienned
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 Tbsp ginger grated
  • 2 Tbsp green onion sliced

sauce –


  • Cook the lo mein noodles according to package instructions. Once cooked, rinse the noodles under cold water to stop the cooking process, and then set aside.
  • Cut the chicken into strands.
  • Add 1 Tbsp of oil and 1 Tbsp of butter to the pan. Once the pan is hot, add the chicken. Leave the chicken alone to cook for a couple of minutes before lightly stirring.
  • Remove the cooked chicken from the pan and set aside.
  • Add 1 Tbsp of oil and 1 Tbsp of butter to the pan and add the carrots and peppers. Saute lightly until the vegetables are cooked. Add in the garlic and ginger and cook until fragrant.
  • In a bowl, mix together the sauce ingredients.
  • To the pan, add the noodles, chicken, and sauce. Turn the heat up to let the sauce thicken. Once the sauce has thickened and the noodles are reheated, the lo mein is ready for serving.
  • Garnish with green onions and enjoy!


  • Perfect noodles: Rinse the cooked lo me in noodles under cold water to prevent overcooking and sticky noodles.
  • Prep the chicken: Cut the chicken into strands against the grain. 
  • Storage. Keep leftover noodles in the fridge, stored in an airtight container for up to 5 days.
  • Reheat. Warm up the noodles in a pan until reheated.


294kcal Calories40g Carbs17g Protein8g Fat1g Saturated Fat36mg Cholesterol810mg Sodium326mg Potassium2g Fiber10g Sugar2356IU Vitamin A29mg Vitamin C11mg Calcium1mg Iron
Nutrition Facts
Chicken Lo Mein Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 294 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 36mg12%
Sodium 810mg35%
Potassium 326mg9%
Carbohydrates 40g13%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 17g34%
Vitamin A 2356IU47%
Vitamin C 29mg35%
Calcium 11mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
(The nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)