Quick & Easy 20-Minute Chicken Lo Mein

This fresh, healthy, chicken lo mein is a homemade takeout treat! Fast and delicious, it’s ready in only 30 minutes. This will quickly become a favorite easy weeknight meal for the entire family!

bowl of chicken lo mein topped with sesame seeds and green onions

My family LOVES to order the Chicken Lo Mein from our local Chinese take-out restaurant, so I created this Sesame Chicken Lo Mein to satisfy our cravings at home.

It’s super easy and can be ready in less than 30 minutes.  It’s so addicting that I have to stop myself from eating bowls of this stuff!

This Post will Show you how to make Homemade Chicken Lo Mein that is faster than takeout!

What You’ll Need to Make Chicken Lo Mein

extreme close up of chicken lo mein with sesame seeds and green onions

This fresh, healthy, chicken lo mein is a homemade takeout treat! Fast and delicious, it’s ready in only 30 minutes.

  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 16 oz box of dry spaghetti noodles
  • 1 cup soy sauce (divided)
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced 4 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 6 tbsp sesame oil (divided) 4 tbsp olive oil (divided)
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 2-4 green onions, diced

How to Make Chicken Lo Mein

bowl of 20-minute chicken lo mein

For the Marinade

First, combine 1/2 cup soy sauce and 2 tbsp sesame oil in a ziplock bag.

Next, add chicken breasts to the ziplock bag and marinate a minimum of 5 minutes, longer if desired.

You can let the chicken marinade as long or as little as you have time for.  Honestly, sometimes when I’m in a hurry, I just dunk the chicken breasts in the marinade for a few minutes.  Then just brush some marinade on them before you put them under the broiler and then again when you flip them.

For Chicken Lo Mein

Begin by preheating the oven to broil.

Next, boil a pot of water and cook spaghetti noodles per package directions.

Place chicken breasts under the broiler and cook for approximately 10 minutes.  Flip and return to broiler for another approximately 10 minutes, until cooked through.

After the noodles are done cooking, drain and set aside.

In the same pan that you boiled the noodles, over medium heat,  add 2 tbsp olive oil and saute garlic until fragrant.

Add remaining soy sauce, rice vinegar, remaining olive oil, and remaining sesame oil to the pan with the garlic.

Return noodles to the pan and stir until well coated with soy sauce mixture.

Cut chicken into bite-size pieces, add to the pan with noodles and stir to coat.

To serve, top chicken lo mein with green onion and sprinkle with sesame seeds.

I’ve been making this in my Rockcrok from Pampered Chef (no affiliation).  I went to my first Pampered Chef party in forever last year and ended up purchasing this pot.  Does anyone else have one? A little bit pricey yes, but one of the best kitchen purchases I’ve made in a while…it’s become my “go-to” pan.

Spaghetti Noodles in Pampered Chef RockCrock on stove top

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extreme close up of chicken lo mein with sesame seeds and green onions

Quick & Easy 20-Minute Chicken Lo Mein Recipe

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This sesame chicken lo mein is fast, easy, and oh so addicting!  Ready in 30 minutes, you can easily skip takeout in favor of this recipe!
Prep Time:10 mins
Cook Time:20 mins
Total Time:30 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 16 oz box of dry spaghetti noodles
  • 1 cup soy sauce divided
  • 4 cloves garlic minced 4 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 6 tbsp sesame oil divided 4 tbsp olive oil (divided)
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 2-4 green onions diced

Instructions

  • For Marinade
  • Combine 1/2 cup soy sauce and 2 tbsp sesame oil in a ziplock bag.
  • Add chicken breasts to ziplock bag and marinade a minimum of 5 minutes, longer if desired.
  • For Chicken Lo Mein
  • Preheat oven to broil.
  • Begin boiling water and cook spaghetti noodles per package directions.
  • Place chicken breasts under broiler and cook for approximately 10 minutes.  Flip and return to broiler for another approximately 10 minutes, until cooked through.
  • After the noodles are done cooking, drain and set aside.
  • In the same pan that you boiled the noodles, over medium heat,  add 2 tbsp olive oil and saute garlic until fragrant.
  • Add remaining soy sauce, rice vinegar, remaining olive oil, and remaining sesame oil to the pan with the garlic.
  • Return noodles to the pan and stir until well coated with soy sauce mixture.
  • Cut chicken into bite size pieces, add to pan with noodles, and stir to coat.
  • Top chicken lo mein with green onion and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
Course: Dinner
Servings: 4
Author: Snug and Cozy Life

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  1. This recipe looks DELICIOUS! I always order shrimp lo mein from our favorite Chinese restaurant – I’ll have to try to recipe with shrimp!

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