Healthy Chicken Chow Mein – Lo Mein Recipe

Healthy Chicken Chow Mein – Lo Mein Recipe: popular Chinese chicken chow mien – lo mein recipe using lots of veggies, chicken, eggs and low salt sauce and low-calorie noodles. Perfect for quick weekday lunch or brunch recipe. Healthy Chicken Chow Mein - Lo Mein Recipe

 Hi Everyone and I know I usually don’t post a recipe midweek, but this Healthy Chicken Chow Mein – Lo Mein Recipe is special!!

We are celebrating the Chinese New Year at a friend’s place and I’m taking my famous chicken chow mien.

What is Healthy Chicken Chow Mein – Lo Mein Recipe ?

βœ… It has Tons of Fresh Veggies (seriously you can hide the entire garden here)πŸ˜‚

βœ… Then I use Organic, Antibiotics free chicken, Free-range Chicken

βœ… Use Light Sesame Oil & Low Sodium Soy Sauces+Hot Sauces

βœ… Use Gluten-free Noodles (pst, don’t tell your gluten loving peeps, they’ll never know)☺️

Ingredients for Healthy Chicken Chow Mein – Lo Mein Recipe :

  • Noodles
  • Chicken
  • Mixed Vegetables
  • Soy Sauce
  • Red Chili Sauce + Vinegar + Ginger-Sesame Seeds
  • Sesame Oil or Olive Oil
Ingredients for Healthy Chicken Chow Mein - Lo Mein Recipe

Ingredients for Healthy Chicken Chow Mein – Lo Mein Recipe

Every year, we get together and celebrate Chinese New Year at one of our friend’s place, who is from China.

It’s such a fun and lovely celebrations with lots of food, wine, beer and tons of laughter.

All through my lovely friend cooks all the main Chinese dishes at home but as she loves my version of these Lighter Chicken Chow Mein Recipe. 

How to Make Healthy Chicken Chow Mein – Lo Mein Recipe:

The steps are super easy and done in 15 minutes:

  1. Boil the noodles and keep aside.
  2. Cook the chicken.
  3. Saute the Veggies.
  4. Add Sauce, Seasoning to the Veggie Mix.
  5. Add Cooked Chicken and mix everything.
  6. Finally, add cooked Noodles and Saute everything together.
How to make Chicken Chow Mein

How to make Lighter Chicken Chow Mein


how to make chicken lo mein recipe 

I have been cooking this particular version of the healthy chow mein since ages and it impresses one and all.

It’s so simple to make and the only thing I do differently is to add extra veggies.

The ones you usually eat in Chinese dishes like carrot, scallion, onions, peppers, beans, chili and my secret ingredient for that spiciness – “Schezwan/Sichuan Sauce”.  

Before, you ask, I make my own schezwan sauce which I’ve learned from my mom and here’s the recipe.

Lighter chicken chow mein recipe

Lighter chicken chow mein recipe

It’s this sauce, that gives this chow mein such a zing that it’s almost impossible to eat it just once, cause you’ll be craving it again and again. 

This particular recipe is so famous in the Northern part of India, that you would find it in the biggest of the restaurant to the most common street shop.

And, I guess, if you’ve grown up studying in India, then it’s a staple of every student (school/college).

During my college days, it used to be a weekly treat with friends.

We used to hang out at this local restaurant where even the owner would start sending chow mien to our table without asking

– Yep, we loved it that much!

It was way too oily, way too spicy but gone are those days and I just cannot handle that much oil/spice anymore.

So, I created something that we could eat easily without thinking twice and hence the Healthy Chicken Chow Mein – Lo Mein Recipe.

healthy chicken chowmein recipe

Although I’m using glutenfree/low-calorie noodles, but you may also use regular chow mein noodles / Hakka noodles, you can use wheat noodles too.

I usually use the same pot to cook the vegetables, chicken, and eggs and then finally sauteeing everything along with noodles to add that extra flavor to the final dish.

I also use less salt as the soy-sauce already has salt in it, so you may want to do the same.

Now, many people have complimented me on the noodles not sticking together or becoming clumpy – So here’s a TIP

Tips on How to AVOID Clumpy Noodles:: (stands true for any noodle recipe)

  • While boiling noodles add 1 tsp oil.
  • Once the noodles are boiled, sieve and drizzle another tsp of oil on them.
  • Place the noodle over ice and they’ll never stick together


So, I hope you get to try my Spicy Chicken Chow Mein Recipe soon and do let me know by tagging #easycookingwithmolly on any of the mentioned social media.

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  Healthy Lo Mein Recipe

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Yield: 4 Adults

Healthy Chicken Chow Mein - Lo Mein Recipe

lighter chicken chow mein recipe

Healthy Chicken Chow Mein - Lo Mein Recipe: quick and popular chicken chow mein recipe using lots of veggies, chicken, eggs and low salt sauces with low-calorie noodles. Perfect for weeknight meals

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes


  • 1 Cup Boneless Chicken - cooked/boiled
  • 2 Cups Boiled Noodles, I'm using glutenfree noodles
  • 1 Onion - thinly sliced
  • 1/2 Cup Carrots - thinly sliced
  • 1/2 Cup beans - thinly sliced
  • 1/2 Cup Capsicum - thinly sliced
  • 3 Tbsp Scallions - for decoration
  • 1 Tbsp Sesame Seed - for decoration
  • 4 Tbsp Sesame Oil
  • 2 Eggs - whisked

Sauce (all sauces are low-salt)

  • 2 Tsp Schezwan Sauce - use as per taste
  • 2 Tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 1 Tbsp Vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp Oyster Sauce - optional


How to Make Chicken Chow Mein - Lo Mein Recipe:

  1. Heat a wok and add 1 tbsp oil.
  2. Add all the vegetables and saute on high flame for 3 minutes.
  3. Remove the sauteed vegetable.
  4. Add 1tsp oil to the same wok and add the whisked eggs.
  5. Saute and cook the eggs for 2 minutes (almost the shape of a scramble)
  6. Remove the cooked eggs.
  7. In the same wok, add 1tbsp oil and saute the chicken for 3-4 minutes (till nicely browned).
  8. Now add all the sauces and salt, pepper and saute everything for a minute.
  9. Add the cooked vegetables, eggs and saute everything for 2 minutes (medium heat).
  10. Finally, add the cooked chow mein and saute everything for 2 minutes.
  11. Turn off the heat and transfer the chow mein to serving the dish.
  12. Sprinkle with scallion and sesame seeds.
  13. Serve hot.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 194Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 2gSodium: 880mgCarbohydrates: 5gSugar: 2gProtein: 3g
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20 Replies to "Healthy Chicken Chow Mein - Lo Mein Recipe"

  • Ana Ojha January 31, 2017 (6:49 pm)

    Your Spicy Chicken Chow Mein looks incredibly delicious and colorful. Thanks for sharing the recipe! Can’t wait to try!

  • Samantha January 28, 2017 (3:47 am)

    This looks so yummy and easy to make! This might be dinner tomorrow.

  • Amrita January 27, 2017 (6:25 pm)

    This had me licking my lips and feeling hungry instantly.Going to make it tomorrow. Just need scallions.

  • Valerie January 27, 2017 (1:29 pm)

    I always forget about making Chow Mein. It’s so easy to make and so flavorful. I’m going to add this to my list. Thank you my friend.

  • Crissy January 27, 2017 (7:04 am)

    This looks so delicious! I am always looking for a good chow mein recipe and I love that this is an easier and lighter version! Anything that is easy to cook is up my alley so thanks for sharing!


  • Rashida January 26, 2017 (11:05 pm)

    I was JUST looking for an easy noodle recipe this week! I’m not a great cook but this seems easy enough. Pinned so I can revisit later & try it out πŸ™‚

    • Molly Kumar January 27, 2017 (8:14 pm)

      I look forward to you trying it, it’s a really simple n quick recipe πŸ™‚

  • LC January 26, 2017 (10:26 pm)

    That looks so good!! I will definitely try it. Thanks for the recipe.

  • Saidah January 26, 2017 (9:39 pm)

    I’m a huge fan of chow mein and lo mein yet have no idea what the difference is. Your recipe turned out deliciously.

  • Anna January 26, 2017 (4:23 pm)

    Thank you for sharing this recipe. I am gonna give this a try. I have not made Chow Mein, I appreciate you sharing this recipe.

  • Radhika Mundra January 26, 2017 (3:48 pm)

    Vegan here. Looks like a great recipe, my friend could use it. Thanks for sharing.

  • Rose January 26, 2017 (1:18 pm)

    This looks good. I have never made chow mein before. I would skip the spicy part. Are these regular noodles or special ones?

    • Molly Kumar January 26, 2017 (4:26 pm)

      Thanks Rose and you can use any kind of noodles with these. I’ve used regular noodles.

  • Beth January 26, 2017 (12:32 pm)

    I love chicken as long as it’s not too spicy! I hope that this recipe isn’t too hot and spicy or I’ll definitely try it. Otherwise, it sounds wonderful!

    • Molly Kumar January 26, 2017 (4:28 pm)

      The recipe can be adjusted as per our taste and you can even skip the spicy ingredient. Hope you try it soon πŸ™‚

  • Amber Myers January 26, 2017 (12:21 pm)

    This looks so delicious! I’m all about spicy foods so I know I’d love this one. I’m pinning for later!

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