Thai Peanut Chicken Lo Mein Recipe -
Thai Peanut Chicken Lo Mein Recipe
  • READY IN 45 mins

Thai Peanut Chicken Lo Mein

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"Kids love this, and we always get rave reviews and requests for the recipe. You can add additional vegetables as desired (broccoli, snow peas, etc.), though you may then need to increase the amount of peanut sauce if you add significant amounts of veggies."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    25 mins

    45 mins


  1. Bring 2 quarts lightly salted water to a boil. Cook chow mein in the boiling water, stirring occasionally, until cooked through but firm to the bite, about 12 minutes; drain.
  2. Whisk soy sauce, peanut butter, 4 teaspoons vegetable oil, sugar, vinegar, and 4 teaspoons sesame oil together in a bowl until smooth.
  3. Heat 2 teaspoons vegetable oil and 1 teaspoon sesame oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Saute chicken, garlic, and ginger in hot oil until chicken is no longer pink in the center, 5 to 10 minutes. Remove chicken mixture with a slotted spoon to a bowl, retaining drippings in the skillet.
  4. Heat an additional 1 tablespoon vegetable oil and 1 teaspoon sesame oil in the skillet with the drippings; saute mushrooms until fragrant, 15 to 30 seconds.
  5. Return the chicken to the skillet; add drained chow mein noodles, bean sprouts, and green onion. Toss mixture to distribute chicken and vegetables throughout the noodles. Drizzle peanut sauce over the noodles and toss to coat; cook until sauce is warmed, about 1 minute. Remove skillet from heat and garnish with cilantro.
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Jun 25, 2014

Honestly, the only chow mein noodle that I’m familiar with is the fried type that you buy in the can. I hope you know what type noodles the recipe calls for because I couldn’t find them and ended up using Trader Joe’s Fresh Rice Noodles which turned to mush. If I make this again, I’ll use my old stand-by for lo mein, “thick” Barilla spaghetti. The sauce is good and with the exception of the noodles, we enjoyed this dish. I did add some snow peas, sliced red bell pepper for color, and a garnish of some chopped peanuts. In the future, I’ll most likely add a sprinkle of red pepper flakes to suit our tastes.

Nov 20, 2014

Used spaghetti noodles added pepper flakes. Red bell or shredded carrot would add some color. Tasty dish.I would make again.


6 Ratings

Feb 23, 2015

The peanut sauce, the sesame oil and the cilantro are the keys. You can change the meat (pork might be nice), the vegetables (I added broccoli and carrots) or the noodles (I used whole wheat spaghetti) and anyhow you'll get a delicious plate.

Jul 15, 2015

Used Chuka Soba chow mein noodles in the Asian section of the grocers

Aug 12, 2014

This recipe looks great, but it's not the one pictured


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  • Calories
  • 463 kcal
  • 23%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 30.3 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 35 mg
  • 12%
  • Fat
  • 28.5 g
  • 44%
  • Fiber
  • 4.2 g
  • 17%
  • Protein
  • 23 g
  • 46%
  • Sodium
  • 929 mg
  • 37%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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