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looking down on a bowl of crispy chicken chow mein in a grey bowl. There are chop sticks on top of the bowl, a plaid napkin is under the bowl. Green onions are on the table next to the bow.

Crispy Chicken Chow Mein

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  • Author: Ben Myhre
  • Prep Time: 1 Hour 15 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 Minutes
  • Total Time: 2 Hours 45 Minutes
  • Yield: 4 Servings 1x
  • Category: Chicken
  • Method: Stir Fry
  • Cuisine: Asian


This Chicken Chow Mein dish celebrates the sort of dish you might find in a typical take-out Chinese restaurant. It does, however, use homemade fried chow mein noodles.


  • 2 Tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • ¼ cup Soy Sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 1 Dash fish sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons Peanut oil, plus 2 more tablespoons
  • 1 8 Ounce can sliced water chestnuts
  • 1 cup fresh bean sprouts
  • 2 green onions
  • 2 Cloves of garlic
  • 4 Cleaned and Chopped Chicken Thighs
  • 4 Servings of Crispy Chow Mein Noodles or store-bought chow mein noodles.


  1. Add cornstarch to a medium bowl
  2. Add chicken broth, soy sauce, oyster sauce, and fish sauce to same bowl and stir
  3. Add 2 Tablespoons peanut oil to wok and heat to high
  4. Add Water Chestnuts first and allow to cook for 30 seconds or until cooked through
  5. Add Bean Sprouts and green onions to wok and stir everything for 30 seconds to one minute or until everything seems cooked through.
  6. Remove all veggies and set aside
  7. Add 2 Tablespoons oil to Wok and allow wok to heat.
  8. Add garlic and cook just briefly. Just a few seconds.
  9. Almost immediately, add chicken and stir until chicken is cooked all the way through and done
  10. Add sauce that was set aside and stir until thickens.
  11. Reintroduce the rest of the vegetables and briefly stir
  12. Add ¼ on top of a plate of Crispy Chow Mein Noodle and serve