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14.Chicken Lo Mein

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Servings 4 people


  • 1/2 Pound chicken breast (boneless, skinless)

For the Marinade:

  • 2 tsp Light soy sauce
  • 1 tsp Rice wine(or dry sherry)
  • 1/4 tsp Sesame seed oil
  • 1 tsp cornstarch

For the Sauce:

  • 3/4 Cup Chicken broth
  • 2 tbsp plus 1 teaspoon oyster sauce
  • 3/4 tsp Sugar

Other Stir-Fry Ingredients:

  • 1/2 Pound Chinese noodles (thin or thick noodles are fine)
  • 1 Cup Carrots (shredded; about 1 carrot)
  • 1 Punnet of button mushrooms
  • 3 tbsp Vegetable oil (or peanut oil for stir-frying, or as needed)
  • 1 tsp Garlic (chopped)
  • 1/4 tsp Salt (plus more, to taste)


  • Slice the chicken into thin strips about 2 inches long
  • In a medium-sized bowl, add the light soy sauce, rice wine or sherry, sesame oil, and cornstarch. Mix then marinate the chicken for 20 minutes.
  • While the chicken is marinating, combine thesauce ingredients in a bowl and set aside.
  • Boil some salted water in a pot on the stove,and cook the noodles in that water until they are cooked al dente (tender, but stillfirm). This will take about 3 minutes for fresh noodles, and 4 to 5 minutes fordried noodles.
  • Drain, rinse with cold water and drain again –set aside.
  • Carrots should be cut into thin strips to matchthe chicken.
  • Slice the mushrooms in quarters (or halves).
  • Put a frying pan, on the stove, heat onetablespoon of oil over medium-high to high heat. Also, add the garlic andstir-fry for a few seconds until aromatic.
  • Put the chicken in and stir-fry until it changescolor and is 80 percent cooked. (If you need more oil, try adding onetablespoon water instead).
  • Take out the chicken and clean out the wok.
  • Heat 2 tablespoons oil and the salt in the wok;add the carrots and mushrooms; stir-fry for 1 minute.
  • Add the chicken and the noodles, stirring to mix in with the other ingredients.
  • Add the sauce into the wok, mixing well
  • Cook for two more minutes. Taste,add salt orpepper if desired.
  • Serve hot and enjoy!