Stir-Fry Chicken Lo Mein

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


4 servings

Updated: Oct. 30, 2023
This simple, yet scrumptious chicken lo mein recipe is the perfect stir-fry meal. Follow our handy step-by-step video below for a spur-of-the-minute supper special enough to serve guests! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen


  • 4 ounces uncooked angel hair pasta
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh gingerroot
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil, divided
  • 2 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • 1 cup julienned carrots
  • 1/4 cup salted peanuts, finely chopped


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the cornstarch, soy sauce, vinegar, hoisin sauce, ginger and garlic; set aside.
  2. In a large skillet or wok, stir-fry chicken in 1 tablespoon oil for 5-8 minutes or until no longer pink. Remove with a slotted spoon. Stir-fry broccoli and carrots in remaining oil for 5-6 minutes or until crisp-tender.
    Drain pasta. Stir cornstarch mixture and add to the pan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in chicken and pasta; heat through. Sprinkle with peanuts.

Stir Fry Chicken Lo Mein

What noodles are used in lo mein?

Chinese-style egg noodles are the traditional base for lo mein. You can also use Japanese yakisoba or udon noodles, rice noodles, or even spaghetti or fettuccine (al dente).

What other variations of lo mein can I make?

For other versions of lo mein, swap the chicken for whatever protein you have on hand. Try Broccoli Beef Lo Mein, Shrimp Lo Mein or Pork and Vegetable Lo Mein.

What is the difference between chow mein and lo mein?

Both of these popular Chinese take-out recipes feature the same type of egg noodles. For chow mein, you fry the noodles before tossing them with sauce and other ingredients. (Try out the technique with this Tofu Chow Mein recipe.) Lo mein recipes don’t call for frying the noodles, which results in a different texture and lower fat content.

Nutrition Facts

1-1/2 cups: 410 calories, 15g fat (2g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 940mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 4g fiber), 32g protein.