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Chicken Chow Mein

When we go out for Chinese food, my husband always orders chicken chow mein. I created this recipe using richer-flavored tamari sauce rather than soy. —Beth Dauenhauer, Pueblo, Colorado
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    2 servings


  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2/3 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 pound sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 2/3 cup thinly sliced celery
  • 1/4 cup sliced onion
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced green pepper
  • 2 tablespoons julienned carrot
  • 1 teaspoon canola oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 cup cubed cooked chicken breast
  • 1 cup cooked brown rice
  • 2 tablespoons chow mein noodles


  • In a small bowl, combine the cornstarch, broth, soy sauce, salt and ginger until smooth; set aside.
  • In a large skillet or wok, stir-fry the mushrooms, celery, onion, pepper and carrot in oil for 5 minutes. Add garlic; stir-fry 1-2 minutes longer or until vegetables are crisp-tender.
  • Stir cornstarch mixture and add to the pan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Add chicken; heat through. Serve with rice; sprinkle with chow mein noodles.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup chow mein with 1/2 cup cooked brown rice and 1 tablespoon chow mein noodles: 307 calories, 7g fat (1g saturated fat), 54mg cholesterol, 984mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 4g fiber), 27g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch, 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat.

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  • delowenstein
    Apr 2, 2017

    I admit that I used roast rotisserie chicken, cubed! I didn't use the rice or chow mein noodles! I also used bamboo shoots, well-drained! Those were my 2 changes! This was a very tasty dish!

  • Bagelgirl
    Jan 18, 2016

    Excellent!!!! Could have fooled my husband if he hadn't seen me cooking. Served with hot Chinese mustard and noodles. Will make this often!!

  • paul3303
    Sep 26, 2013

    I really like this recipe, however I much prefer Jasmine Rice. The nutty taste of Jasmine goes well with the Chow Mien although admittedly not as healthy as Brown Rice. Thanks for sharing.

  • bmlink627
    Feb 4, 2013

    This is a D'lish dish! I can not wait to make it again.

  • Helem
    Feb 1, 2013

    Very easy and tasty. Next time I would add almonds (or water chestnuts) and red pepper flakes.

  • bjsilve0
    Oct 14, 2011

    My other half is a chinese lover; so for him to love this recipe says a lot. We do love it.

  • LadySullen
    Sep 13, 2011

    I have quite a few different chow mein recipes, but this one is definitely a cut above the rest. None of the flavors is overcome by the others. You can taste everything and the vegetables give the whole dish a very fresh quality. I didn't make any changes, but I did sprinkle some lightly salted cashews on top before serving. This is a keeper!!

  • rykirk1701e
    Apr 24, 2011

    tasted great! better the takeout chow mein and a whole lot healthier!