Easy Chicken Chow Mein Recipe

Chow mein means fried noodles, and this version is a simple and tasty one.

Pancit canton is basically chow mein but this version has a flavor profile that’s more Chinese than Pinoy. Use your favorite stir fry veggies to personalize this fast and easy-to-make dish. 

Easy Chicken Chow Mein Recipe

Catalina Altomonte
Chow mein means fried noodles, and this version is a simple and tasty one.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Resting Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Main Dishes, Snacks/Merienda
Cuisine Asian, Chinese
Servings 6


Easy Chicken Chow Mein Ingredients

  • 2 pieces chicken breast fillets sliced thinly
  • 1 large egg white
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 Cup vegetable or canola oil
  • 1 medium red onion peeled, sliced
  • 1 Small red bell pepper seeded, sliced into strips
  • 1 Small green bell pepper seeded, sliced into strips
  • 2 tablespoons rice wine
  • 1 tablespoon Soy Sauce
  • 2 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1 small package pancit canton (egg noodles)
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken stock
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch dissolved in 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 Cup bean sprouts (togue)
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste


  • In a bowl, season chicken with salt and pepper. Add egg white and cornstarch, and mix until well coated. Set aside.
  • In a wok over high heat, heat oil. Once hot, add chicken and stir continuously until cooked through. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • In the same wok, lower heat and remove excess oil. Add onions and saute until softened. Add bell peppers and stir until just heated through. Add bell peppers to the chicken.
  • Add rice wine, soy sauce, oyster sauce, sesame oil, and broth. Bring to a boil. Add pancit canton. Simmer, tossing as needed, until all the noodles have softened. Return chicken and bell peppers to the wok and add bean sprouts. Drizzle in cornstarch mixture and cook, tossing, until sauce has thickened. Season to taste with pepper. Serve while hot.
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