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One Pot Chicken Lo Mein

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This deliciously easy One-Pot Chicken Lo Mein is colorful, flavorful, and perfect for any day of the week! Picky eaters love it even! And if that’s not saying something, I don’t know what is!


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Let me lay it down for you: tender chicken pieces, fresh veggies, and soft, savory noodles in a delicious sauce. MMmmm… soooo good!

Chicken lo mein is the kind of dinner that brings a smile to your face and a little yummy to your tummy!

One pot means minimal clean-up. It’s a dream come true for those busy evenings!

Each forkful is so delicious! From that juicy chicken to the crisp veggies. You’re going to love it!

Want to add bok choy or bean sprouts? Go for it! Prefer chicken thighs over breasts? Why not! Mix it up however you want!

Plus this chicken lo mein recipe is such a crowd pleaser! Picky kids? No problem!

And since you’re in control of the ingredients, you can actually pronounce them all! Way healthier than takeout!


All ingredients in One Pot Chicken Lo Mein


What Is Chicken Lo Mein?

Chicken Lo Mein is an absolutely delicious Chinese dish! 

It’s a staple in Chinese restaurants worldwide so there’s a good chance you’ve seen it if you haven’t tried it. 

It uses traditional lo mein noodles which are similar to spaghetti noodles. Though you could also use linguine too.

The noodles are stir-fried with chicken breasts or thighs, veggies, and a savory sauce. 

It’s known for its salty flavors and yummy noodles!

What Ingredients Are in One Pot Chicken Lo Mein?

This easy recipe is one of my favorite one-pot meals! You can’t go wrong with Chinese noodles right? 

You could pick up the ingredients most grocery stores.

  • Chicken Breasts or Thighs: Cut into tender, juicy bites.
  • Linguine or Spaghetti Noodles: Substitute for traditional lo mein and totally soaks up all the sauce goodness.
  • Carrots & Red Bell Pepper: Color, crunch, and healthy too!
  • Green Onions & Garlic: We would be nowhere without them! Seriously! Sooo yummy!
  • Low Sodium Soy Sauce & A Hint of Sugar: Balance all the salty flavor with a touch of sweetness.
  • Corn Starch: To thicken the sauce.
  • Chicken Broth: Adds more flavor than just hot water.
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil: For sautéing and bringing everything together.

Pro Tips: 

  • Freshly chopped garlic is a must! 
  • For more traditional flavor go with sesame oil instead of olive oil.
  • Don’t be afraid to experiment with additions like hoisin sauce or red pepper flakes for a spicy kick!


chicken, linguine, carrots, red bell pepper, green onions, and garlic paste in a pot


How to Make One Pot Chicken Lo Mein?

This easy chicken lo mein is perfect for a weeknight meal! It is so easy to make! Here’s how:

  1. Prep your ingredients: Chop the veggies, slice the chicken, and gather your sauces.
  2. Into the pot they go! Layer your ingredients strategically for even cooking.
  3. Bring to a rolling boil, then let it simmer. This is where the magic happens.
  4. A brief rest off the heat lets the flavors mingle and the sauce thicken.

Pro Tips: 

  • For the best results, stir occasionally while cooking to prevent sticking. 
  • If the noodles aren’t fully submerged, add a bit more chicken broth or hot water.

Is One Pot Chicken Lo Mein Healthy?

I think this one pot chicken lo mein recipe is very healthy! 

It’s a pretty balanced meal! It’s got protein, veggies, and carbs. So… that’s all good! 

Plus, homemade means you’re avoiding the excessive oils and sodium that you would have found in takeout chicken lo mein.

So if you’re really craving some lo mein, this is the way to go!


soy sauce, garlic powder, corn starch sugar and chicken broth added to pasta pot.


Is One Pot Chicken Lo Mein Fattening?

Chicken lo mein chicken isn’t necessarily fattening. It’s all about balance and portion size. 

Since it’s got a lot of wholesome ingredients, it can be part of a healthy diet. 

For a lighter version, you could add more veggies like snow peas or bok choy.

Feel free to customize!

What Does One Pot Chicken Lo Mein Look Like?

Lo mein with chicken looks like something you would want to stuff in your mouth! 

Glossy, perfectly cooked noodles, colorful vegetables and delicious pieces of chicken, all coated in a thick, flavorful sauce.

Really, just look at the pictures. They can probably explain it a lot better than I can!


pasta, chicken and vegetables cooked in broth and ready to serve


How to Store One Pot Chicken Lo Mein?

Let any leftover lo mein cool to room temperature first.

Then store in an airtight container in the fridge. 

It’s perfect for meal prep and tastes so good the next day for lunch!

How Long Does One Pot Chicken Lo Mein Last in the Fridge?

Kept in an airtight container, this easy chicken mein recipe should stay fresh for about 3-4 days.

Be sure not to leave it sitting out for a long time before you transfer, because that can make it go bad sooner.

Also, foods that don’t have a lid will absorb other flavors from the fridge and dry out more quickly.

So always keep that lid on tight.


zoomed out image of chicken lo mein in the pot


Can You Make One Pot Chicken Lo Mein Ahead of Time?

You sure can make this Chinese chicken lo mein ahead of time! 

It’s a great option for meal prep because you can cook up a big batch on Sunday and have lunches for the week! 

Just reheat and enjoy. You can either heat it up on the stove or in the microwave.

Just be careful not to recook the chicken and noodles. 

The chicken will dry out and the noodles will become way too soft.

So just heat until warmed through.

Can You Freeze One Pot Chicken Lo Mein?

You can absolutely freeze lo mein chicken! 

You can freeze in a freezer friendly container for up to a month. 

Then thaw and reheat for a quick meal! 

So yummy!


a single portion of lo mein with chicken in a bowl


What to Serve with One Pot Chicken Lo Mein?

While it’s a complete meal on its own, you could pair it with one of these delicious dishes… 

Here are some yummy Asian recipes you should definitely try out:


fork full of chicken lo mein


One-Pot Chicken Lo Mein is a perfect easy dinner recipe! This Chinese dish is a one-pot wonder, that will dazzle your family and friends! It’s sure to become a family-favorite meal!


Yield: 8 Servings

One Pot Chicken Lo Mein

chicken, linguine, carrots, red bell pepper, green onions, and garlic paste in a pot

Enjoy the simplicity and flavor of One Pot Chicken Lo Mein – a quick, nutritious meal perfect for any day,

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  1. In a heavy duty dutch oven or large pot, add all ingredients.
  2. Turn burner onto high and bring to a boil.
  3. Stir and then reduce heat to medium low and cover.
  4. Cook for 15 minutes or until most of the liquid has been absorbed by the noodles and chicken is cooked through.
  5. Turn heat off and let sit for 5 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 124Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 27mgSodium: 825mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 1gSugar: 4gProtein: 12g
Originally Posted: June 30, 2015

Photos & Text Updated: December 30, 2023 

Recipe adapted from The Wholesome Dish


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