Easy Chicken Chow Mein

"This is fresh-tasting and easy to make. I enjoy it much better than take-out."
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  • In a large pot, saute celery in oil for apx 5 minutes or until crisp-tender.
  • Add bean sprouts (if using), mushrooms, water chestnuts, and chicken.
  • In a large bowl, blend cornstarch with water.
  • When smooth, add chicken broth and soy sauce to bowl.
  • Mix well and pour over meat and vegetables.
  • Bring to a boil, stirring until sauce thickens.
  • Reduce heat to low.
  • Cover and simmer 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Serve over hot, cooked rice and chow mein noodles.

Questions & Replies

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  1. Since we've moved to NC 6 years ago, we've missed our good old MN chow mein. Here we get the large chunks of veggies in a watery type of so-called sauce. Every time we go back to visit our family in MN, good old chow mein is a must for us. I've tried several methods of cooking my own chow mein, but this is it!!! Absolutely delicious. My husband said, "This tastes like real chow mein!" Will make often.
  2. This was a really good recipe. I was using leftover roast beef that I cut in strips so I changed it from chicken broth to beef. I chopped 3 celery stalks, 1/2 a red pepper and 1/2 white onion. Sauteed it all together then added the broth and cornstarch mixture. Add bean sprouts last as they take no time to heat through and will maintain their crunch. Will make again for sure. Mahalo
  3. This recipe saved our supper tonight! After reading the reviews, I also added onion & red peppers, plus additional celery, doubled the sauce. Easy, fresh & delicious. Thanks for posting a winner!
  4. When I was a little girl, we frequented a charming Chinese restaurant that served the absolute best chicken chow mein. I have been to MANY restaurants since only to be disappointed--until I made this recipe last night!!! THIS WAS IT! I loved it, my family loved it and it will become a staple in my home for years and years to come. I cannot thank you enough for sharing this recipe and for taking me back to such an endearing childhood memory!
  5. My favorite! My husband and I both love Chicken Chow Mein and this went over very big. I did change the recipe a little bit by using 2 cups of sliced onion and two cups of sliced fresh celery. I also added some red peppers. This was way better than take out and will be made often.


  1. I use ground chicken and green and red peppers. I also use both low sodium chicken and beef broth instead of all chicken broth.
  2. I had some leftover rotisserie chicken in the freezer and I was looking for something different to try with it. This is very good. I made just a few changes - subbed snow peas for the water chestnuts because I didn't have any, used fresh mushrooms, and added some slivered onion and 2 cloves garlic. Otherwise I followed the recipe. I thought the amount of soy sauce for the rest of the ingredients was just right. Thanks for posting a quick and easy yummy recipe.
  3. Very easy and delicious. Instead of using cooked chicken, I cut raw chicken breasts into pieces and cooked the chicken with the celery. I'll definitely use this recipe again.
  4. Every time I use a recipe from this site, I ask my husband how many stars it deserves. This time he looked at me and said, "Well duh! I could eat this every week!" Pretty high compliments from him...Even my 10 month old ate some. I did change the recipe up a little bit to what I had in the cupboards and our likes. A whole package of celery seemed like a lot to me, so I used what I had in the fridge which amounted to a little more than a stalk. Since I used less celery, I added the whole can of bean sprouts I had. I also used fresh musrooms, as opposed to a can. This really seemed to make a difference to us. I ended up not having water chestnuts after finding out that my can had expired, so I added a half of onion instead, and it added a lot of flavor. I think you could also could add bamboo shoots if you want. I hadn't realized that my soy sauce had run out, so I didn't add any, but I added the rest of my 14 oz can of broth instead. To that I added a couple splashes of worchestershire sauce just to add a little bit of a salty flavor. We couldn't tell the difference to be honest. It was over all a very good and simple recipe, which is always necessary around this mad house! We will definitely be making this again at our house!



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