One Pot Chicken Lo Mein

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One Pot Chicken Lo Mein Recipe – Uncooked pasta, chicken, veggies, broth, and Asian seasonings are simmered together in a pot for an easy dinner recipe.
Bowl of Chicken Lo Mein

One pot meals are so cool!  You can simmer uncooked pasta, with some broth and veggies, and it will create an almost creamy sauce.  This is my one pot version of chicken lo mein.

I guess it isn’t technically lo mein since I used linguini instead of traditional lo mein noodles, which contain egg.  But, it’s close.  Pasta tends to cook up better in one pot recipes than traditional lo mein noodles.

Using pasta also means that all of the ingredients in this dish are things that many people keep on hand in their pantry or refrigerator.

How to make Chicken Lo Mein

*Note:  The full printable recipe card is at the bottom of this post.

  • Add uncooked chunks of chicken breast to a large pot.
  • Top with uncooked linguini or fettuccini pasta.
  • Then, top with carrots, bell pepper, green onions, garlic, soy sauce, garlic powder, corn starch, sugar, red pepper flakes, chicken broth, and olive oil.

All the Ingredients in One Pot Chicken Lo Mein

  • Cover it and bring the liquid to a boil.
  • Then, stir and reduce to a simmer.
  • Cook covered for about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Cook until most of the liquid is gone and the chicken is cooked through.

Large pot full of Chicken Lo Mein

You could change this up by adding just about any vegetables that you like.  Also, this could easily be made into a vegetarian dish by using vegetable broth and leaving out the chicken.

Check out these other great One Pot Pasta Recipes.

Watch the step by step recipe video for One Pot Chicken Lo Mein below.

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One Pot Chicken Lo Mein Recipe

4.96 from 71 votes
One Pot Chicken Lo Mein - Uncooked pasta, chicken, veggies, broth, and Asian seasonings are simmered together in a pot for an easy dinner recipe. 
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

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Servings 6 servings
Calories 391 kcal

Ingredients
 

  • 1/2 lb. boneless skinless chicken breast -cut into small chunks
  • 1 lb. box linguini or fettuccini pasta -broken in half (I used whole wheat)
  • 4 medium carrots -peeled and cut in thin 3 inch long strips
  • 1 medium red bell pepper -cut in thin 3 inch long strips
  • 1 bunch green onions -white part sliced and green part cut in 3 inch long strips
  • 4 cloves garlic -minced
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon corn starch
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 4 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil

Instructions

  • Add the chicken, then the pasta, then the remaining ingredients to a large stockpot and cover. Bring to a rolling boil over high heat. Stir and reduce the heat to medium-low.
  • Cook covered for about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Cook until most of the liquid is gone and the chicken is cooked through.
  • Remove the lid and let the dish rest for 5 minutes before serving.

Nutrition

Serving: 1/6th of the recipe | Calories: 391kcal | Carbohydrates: 67g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 1196mg | Potassium: 684mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 7635IU | Vitamin C: 42.8mg | Calcium: 58mg | Iron: 2.1mg
Course Dinner, Entree, Main Dish
Keyword chicken lo mein, chinese recipe, easy dinner recipes, one pot lo mein, one pot pasta
Cuisine American, Asian, Italian
Author Amanda Finks

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  1. I’ve made this dish a few times now & it’s been a big hit! It’s so easy, versatile, & economical. I’ve done switch-outs & add-ins with different veggies & meat & it turns out delicious every time. I just use whatever meat & veggies I have on hand. Great way to clean out the fridge. Again, always a big hit with the family. And with me as it is so easy & the one-pot method saves time with cleanup as well. Thank you for the inspiration!

  2. 5 stars
    I used this recipe with 3/4 lbs of beef instead of chicken and replaced the chicken broth with beef broth. I also split the oil using sesame and olive oils. It came out quite tasty…thanks for posting the recipe! Simple too!

  3. 5 stars
    Too anyone wondering if it is truly quick and easy to make. I’m a 25 year Male fresh out of college and living on my own. Never cooked a day in my life until this year. I tried this out with zucchini and it is by far the best dish I have made and was a much needed win in the kitchen.

  4. I added about 2 cups of chopped cabbage in place of about half the noodles. It blended in well and the kiddos couldn’t tell at all. Great way to reduce carbs and get more veggies in!

  5. Love the recipe but double up on the veggies and even the chicken if you are big on meat. I have been using this recipe for a while and it is great… With my adjustments… Add sriaccha serving

  6. 5 stars
    This recipe is delicious! I used lo mein noodles instead of the pasta noodles. If you are going to use lo mein, cook the veggies first, then add a little more broth to the pot before putting the noodles in. I didn’t the first time and the noodles were sticky and didn’t cook all the way through.

  7. 5 stars
    Just had this for lunch. I used angel hair pasta as some reviewers recommended. I also just sliced my carrots. I used a whole onion roughly chopped, and green bell pepper slices in strips. I also used about a pound and a half of chicken. I garnished with more soy sauce after it was prepared. This was delicious!! We will definitely be making this again.

  8. 5 stars
    Yummy! This was fantastic and do quick to make. Thank you! Next time I would add the red pepper flakes to mine and my husbands after cooking, too spicy for my kiddos. Other than that it was perfect, not to much liquid. Thanks again! 🙂

  9. This was fantastic and do quick to make. Thank you! Next time I would add the red pepper flakes to mine and my husbands after cooking, too spicy for my kiddos. Other than that it was perfect, not to much liquid. Thanks again! 🙂

  10. Had this for dinner tonight. It was delicious But it needed salt. A bit blah for us.
    I use gluten free pasta and it was perfect.

  11. 5 stars
    Just wanted to say thanks for the recipe! I made it today and it was amazing. I just moved it to my favorites section. 🙂

  12. 5 stars
    Just found your recipe on Pinterest. Made it with what I had, so no peppers and subbed in spaghetti and more chicken. It was delicious! Thank you.

  13. 5 stars
    I made this for dinner tonight, it was so easy and fast to get it ready, and it was delicious, my kids loved it, my husband had 2 bowls of it.
    Thank you.

  14. 5 stars
    Ok, I literally just tried this recipe, doing everything exactly as written everyone I replaced the veggie oil with seseme oil.I’ll be honest, I was a little nervous thinking dinner might not turn out right. Amazing! The only thing I might do different next time is add more chicken. A half lb of chicken wasn’t enough for us. But that’s ok. The recipe is still great!

    1. 5 stars
      15 minutes
      5 minute release
      Stir
      Let sit 10 minutes

      Do not need cornstarch

      So good!!

      I also added ginger and sesame seed oil 😁

  15. Just saw this and thought wow, gotta make it. But I was wondering, is that celery in the photograph with the ingredients and the pasta laid on the pot? But I don’t see celery listed in the ingredients. What gives?

    1. Hi Robert, That’s green onion in the picture. You’re right, no celery. Although, that would probably be good. 🙂

  16. Greetings Amanda, this may come across negative and it’s not intended to be but Italian pasta noodles are not the same consistency and flavor as Oriental noodles are. I know a lot of cooks just will nilly substitute the Italian pasta for the Oriental and really that’s okay however if you really like that authentic taste and flavor of the Orient, I recommend using actual Oriental stir fry noodles. Aside from that, I LOVE this recipe idea. I make a lot of Oriental and Asian dishes at home. Lo Mein is one of my favorites and often I go the tedious route to making it. However I think I will give this a try but with the Oriental stir fry noodles. 😉

About Amanda Finks

I’m a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist living in Zionsville, IN. I’m an avid cook, travel nerd, & lover of good food! I’m trained in Food Science & recipe development. It’s my mission to bring you the BEST recipes your whole family will love!

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