Irresistibly delicious chow mein is a non-conventional noodle dish your whole family would happily indulge in on a weeknight. So, we thought of sharing an easy chicken and shrimp chow mein recipe you can make with readily available ingredients in no time!

This go-to dinner is very similar to what you get to enjoy in a regular Chinese restaurant. We recreated the authentic recipe with a twist that our Western tongue would love to feel. Let’s check the recipe out!

Homemade Chow Mein With Chicken And Shrimp

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Our version of chicken and shrimp chow mein is a step ahead of the classic recipe. We’ll be making a delicious signature chow mein sauce that will bring the true magic to this noodles stir-fry. Enjoy this soul-satisfying dish with your family and see how everything disappears in a matter of a few minutes!

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  • Spices
  • 2 tsp 2 Ginger (finely chopped)

  • 2 cloves 2 cloves Garlic (minced)

  • 1/2 tsp 1/2 White pepper (ground)

  • 1/2 tsp 1/2 Red chili flakes

  • Other ingredients
  • 12 oz 12 Chow Mein noodles (uncooked)

  • ½ lb ½ Chicken breast (boneless, skinless)

  • ½ lb ½ Shrimp (medium, peeled, and deveined)

  • ½ cup ½ Green cabbage (shredded)

  • ½ cup ½ Red cabbage (shredded)

  • ½ cup ½  Carrot (julienned)

  • ½ cup ½ Red bell pepper (julienned)

  • ½ cup ½ Yellow bell pepper (julienned)

  • ½ cup ½ Green onions (sliced)

  • 4 tbsp 4 Vegetable oil

  • 2 tsp 2 Sesame oil

  • 2 tbsp 2 Oyster sauce

  • 1 ½ tbsp 1 ½ Light soy sauce

  • 1 ½ tbsp 1 ½ Dark soy sauce

  • 2 tsp 2 Granulated sugar

  • 2 tbsp 2 Cornstarch

  • 1 1 Egg (beaten, separated)

  • 1/4 1/4 Chicken broth (low sodium)

  • Salt (to taste)

  • Equipment
  • 1 1 Large pan/ Wok

  • 1 1 Wooden Spatula

  • Mixing bowls

  • Spoons


  • Preparation
  • First, cook the noodles according to the package instructions. Do not allow your noodles to be mushy or overcooked. Drain the water, rinse with cold water, and set the noodles aside.
  • Slice the chicken breasts, and marinate them with a splash of light soy sauce, half of the beaten egg, and one tablespoon of cornstarch. Set it aside.
  • Marinade the shrimp with the remaining egg mixture, a dash of salt and pepper, and keep it aside.
  • Then, combine oyster sauce, granulated sugar, white pepper, red chili flakes, light soy sauce, dark soy sauce, sesame oil, and chicken broth in a small mixing bowl. Mix everything together until you get a fine sauce. Set it aside.
  • Making the stir-fry
  • Heat about two tablespoons of vegetable oil in a large pan or a wok over medium heat. Add the marinated chicken and shrimp and fry them until cooked through. Transfer to a plate and set aside.
  • Put the remaining oil into the same wok or pan and add the green cabbage, red cabbage, and carrot, along with the two types of bell pepper. Saute the vegetables until slightly softened. Do not overcook your veggies: you need the crunchiness.
  • Stir in the chicken, shrimp, and noodles to the vegetables and mix everything together using the tail of your wooden spatula. Be careful not to break the noodles.
  • Pour the sauce over the noodles, increase the heat to medium-high heat and cook your chow mein for another 2-3 minutes.
  • Do your taste check and add salt if needed.
  • Garnish the stir-fried noodles with green onions and serve warm!

Tasty Notes By SpiceRally

  • You can also use beef or pork in place of chicken and shrimp if preferred.
  • The combination of the three main sauces: dark soy sauce, light soy sauce, and oyster sauce is an important step when making chow mein. So we highly recommend not skipping any of those sauces.
  • You can also add other vegetables of your choice, such as bok choy, spring onions, and celery.
  • Stir in a splash of hot sauce to the sauce mixture if you like to savor a kick of extra heat in your noodle dish!
  • Skip the chicken, shrimp, and chicken broth and use vegetable broth and fried tofu instead, if you prefer making vegetarian chow mein.

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