Chow Mein Noodles with Chicken is an easy recipe to get dinner on the table in minutes. So much better than take out in the same amount of time.
Do you rely on take out to get you through the week? No shame in admitting yes. We have all been there, probably more times than we want to admit. I think pizza and Chinese are probably the 2 easiest and most common things to pick up during the week. But with just a little bit of planning (going to the grocery store) you can get that Chinese meal on the table in the same amount of time it takes you to go pick it up.
Plus it is so much better for you, because you know what is going into it. You can bulk it up with more veggies and meat to fill up your family, and know that thy are going to eat it. We love to make homemade take out at home. Kung Pao Chicken is another favorite at my house.
When I was little I remember my mom getting chow mein noodles when we would get Chinese food. Not always when we did take out, because my dad is a crazy picky eater, and would only eat the 1 thing he knew; Cashew Chicken.
But whenever my mom and I would go to the mall she would get chow mein from Panada Express. So I decided to make that at home. Our family loves an easy noodle dish with Asian flavors, so I knew it would be a hit. Garlic Beef Noodle Bowls are kind of a staple at our house. Noodles and Asian flavors just go together!
How to Make Chow Mein Noodles
- You can really use whatever noodle you want. I used dried ramen noodles here (discarded the packet), but you can use spaghetti, fresh ramen noodles, or if your store carries actually chow mein noodles those are great!
- Use a large skillet that you can use over a high heat. This dish cooks very quickly!
- Heat the oil over medium high heat and then add your chicken. You want the chicken to be thinly sliced so it cooks nice and quickly.
- Once the chicken is browned you add the veggies and cook for just a minute or two until they are soft.
- Pour the sauce over everything and get it all nice and coated.
- Finally you toss with the noodles you are using until everything is mixed together.
- Nothing left to do but eat!
I added chicken to our chow mein, because I wanted to bulk up the protein and make this the main dish at dinner. You could add bean sprouts or other veggies to make it go even further. Super saucy and delicious noodles will definitely become a staple in your house. Chicken Lo Mein is another great use for all those veggies you have in your fridge.
Dinner on the table in 20 minutes can pretty much never be wrong! My husband took the leftovers for lunch and loved it, reheating the leftovers is completely optional. You know you enjoy eating cold leftover Chinese food right out of the box, who why not these?
Some of our favorite other Asian dishes are
- Peanut Chicken with Rice
- Asian Meatballs with Spicy Rice Noodles
- Asian Peanut Noodles
- Asian Noodles with Snow Peas and Mushrooms from Love Grows Wild
- Spicy Asian Noodles with Chicken from Steph Cooks
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