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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


  • 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


  • 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