How to make delicious chicken chow mein like the takeaway

How to make chicken chow mein like the takeaway: This is very simple! Some people confuse chow mein with stir fry and add lots of veg, but chow mein is a Chinese noodle dish and should be kept very simple but tasty. This does just that . . . no more trips to the takeaway after you try this seriously authentic dish!

PREP TIME: 15 mins

COOK TIME: 10 mins

CUISINE: Chinese Cuisine
How to make chicken chow mein like the takeaway


  • 200 g Boneless chicken thigh
  • 300 g Egg noodle (fresh or boiled)
  • 3 Cloves Garlic
  • 1 Carrot
  • 3-4 Cabbage Leaves
  • 1 Bell Pepper Red/Green
  • 5-6 Baby Corn
  • 2-3 Spring Onion
  • 2-3 tbsp Vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp Salt

Marinate for Chicken

  • tsp Light soy sauce
  • ½ tsp Sesame oil
  • ¼ tsp Baking powder

Stir Fry Sauce

  • 2 tbsp Oyster sauce
  • 2 tbsp Sweet soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp Light soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp Dark soy sauce
  • ½ tbsp Vinegar
  • ½ tbsp Sesame oil

Instructions on How to make chicken chow mein like the takeaway

Soak dry egg noodles in hot boiling water for 8 to 10 mins. ( Cook your noodles by the packet instructions. If you use fresh noodles you can put straight to wok.


Strain noodles after 8 mins and drizzle 1 teaspoon of sesame/vegetable oil. Mix well and set aside.

Cut chicken into small pieces. Marinate with light soy sauce, sesame oil and baking soda.

Cut vegetables into 2″ thin slices. Roughly chop garlic cloves.

In a small bowl, mix all the stir fry sauce ingredients and set aside.

Heat the wok to medium high heat. Add 1/2 tbsp of vegetable oil. Stir fry the chopped garlic for few seconds. Then add chicken pieces and stir fry the chicken for 2-3 minutes until cook through.

Add vegetables, start from hard ones( leave spring onion to add later). Stir well to combine all ingredients evenly about 1 to 2 mins.

Remove from the wok and set aside.

Drizzle a bit more oil to wok and stir fry the noodles for few seconds. Then pour the stir fry sauce in, stir well.

Add the stir fried chicken and vegetables back to wok. Then add the spring onions and 1 tablespoon of salt. Mix well to combine all ingredients together. Continue stir fry for 2 to 3 minutes.

How to make chicken chow mein like the takeaway that I have just introduced is simple to make at home, right? If you have never tried it before, do not hesitate to give the whole family the opportunity to enjoy this delicious dish!