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.
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 ?
✅ It has Tons of Fresh Veggies (seriously you can hide the entire garden here)😂
✅ Then I use Organic, Antibiotics free chicken, Free-range Chicken
✅ Use Light Sesame Oil & Low Sodium Soy Sauces+Hot Sauces
✅ 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 :
- Mixed Vegetables
- Soy Sauce
- Red Chili Sauce + Vinegar + Ginger-Sesame Seeds
- Sesame Oil or Olive Oil
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:
- Boil the noodles and keep aside.
- Cook the chicken.
- Saute the Veggies.
- Add Sauce, Seasoning to the Veggie Mix.
- Add Cooked Chicken and mix everything.
- Finally, add cooked Noodles and Saute everything together.
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.
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.
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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Looking for even Healthier Recipe – Try this:
- 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:
- Heat a wok and add 1 tbsp oil.
- Add all the vegetables and saute on high flame for 3 minutes.
- Remove the sauteed vegetable.
- Add 1tsp oil to the same wok and add the whisked eggs.
- Saute and cook the eggs for 2 minutes (almost the shape of a scramble)
- Remove the cooked eggs.
- In the same wok, add 1tbsp oil and saute the chicken for 3-4 minutes (till nicely browned).
- Now add all the sauces and salt, pepper and saute everything for a minute.
- Add the cooked vegetables, eggs and saute everything for 2 minutes (medium heat).
- Finally, add the cooked chow mein and saute everything for 2 minutes.
- Turn off the heat and transfer the chow mein to serving the dish.
- Sprinkle with scallion and sesame seeds.
- Serve hot.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 194Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 2gSodium: 880mgCarbohydrates: 5gSugar: 2gProtein: 3g