Chicken Chow Mein

Chicken Chow Mein

Chicken Chow Mein

Chow mein is a Chinese-American dish of bits of meat and vegetables served over crisp, fried noodles. This lighter version omits the extra fat and calories by serving over boiled noodles.


Makes 4 servings


1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into thin strips
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon vegetable oil, divided
2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
2 tablespoons dry sherry
6 ounces (2 cups) fresh snow peas, cut into halves or 1 package (6 ounces) frozen snow peas, thawed
3 large green onions, cut diagonally into 1-inch pieces
4 ounces uncooked Chinese egg noodles or vermicelli, cooked and drained
1 teaspoon dark sesame oil (optional)
Cherry tomatoes (optional)
Fresh herbs (optional)


  1. Toss chicken and garlic in small bowl.
  2. Heat 1/2 teaspoon vegetable oil in wok or large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken mixture; stir-fry 3 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink. Transfer to medium bowl; toss with soy sauce and sherry.
  3. Heat remaining 1/2 teaspoon vegetable oil in wok. Add snow peas; stir-fry 2 minutes for fresh or 1 minute for frozen snow peas. Add green onions; stir-fry 30 seconds. Add chicken mixture; stir-fry 1 minute.
  4. Add noodles to wok; stir-fry 2 minutes or until heated through. Stir in sesame oil, if desired. Garnish with cherry tomatoes and fresh herbs.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 1 cup Chicken Chow Mein
Calories 252
Calories from Fat 10 %
Total Fat 3 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Cholesterol 66 mg
Carbohydrate 22 g
Fiber 2 g
Protein 31 g
Sodium 461 mg

Dietary Exchange

Starch 1
Vegetable 1
Meat 3

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