Slow cooker chicken chow mein – Cook Simply

Slow cooker chow mein recipe

I make chicken chow mein all the time. It was undoubtedly the most popular dish ever cooked in my father’s Chinese restaurant, and it is a dish that my family and I eat regularly. But while I make easy chicken chow mein [here’s my recipe] all the time in a wok, I wondered if I could make a slow cooker version. So after several recipe tests, I came up with a recipe for chicken slow cooker chow mein, which is so easy, so simple and really delicious.

Why is this chicken chow mein different?

Unlike chow

mein stir-fry chicken, this slow-cooking chicken chow mein is really hands-free. It’s simply a case of throwing all the ingredients into a slow cooker, then stirring through egg noodles and bean sprouts a few minutes before serving. Honestly, it’s that easy. And if you want a hassle-free family meal that you can serve quickly, then this is the recipe for you.

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What ingredients are needed?

This chicken chow mein has relatively few ingredients and all of them can be easily found in a supermarket.

  • chicken thighs
  • ginger garlic
  • soy sauce

  • – light and dark
  • oyster sauce
  • Hoisin
  • sauce chicken

  • broth
  • cornmeal
  • egg

  • noodles
  • beans

  • scallion sprouts

How to make this chicken chow mein

The slow cooker does all the hard work here. All you have to do is add the chicken, dark soy, light soy, garlic, ginger, oyster sauce, hoisin sauce, chicken broth and cornmeal. Combine all the ingredients, then slowly simmer for four hours. Just before eating, add the bean sprouts and egg noodles, and make sure all the noodles are covered with the sauce. Then sprinkle with chopped scallions before serving.

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What noodles

to use

For ease, I like to use boiled egg noodles, so they can be stirred through the chicken and sauce quickly and easily. If you only have dried egg noodles, cook them according to the package instructions in boiling water, and then add them to the slow cooker.

Can other ingredients be added?

Yes of course. This is just a simple version that I find delicious. But if you want more vegetables, add them and adapt this recipe with ingredients you like or have to use. You can use mushrooms, sliced peppers, sliced onions, grated carrots or even broccoli, baby sweet corn or mangetout. Or even a combination of all of them. Just be careful when adding vegetables, for example, broccoli will take much longer to cook than mushrooms.

How to store leftovers

This recipe serves three people or two very hungry/greedy people. So if you’re lucky enough to have leftovers, place the chow mein in a suitable container and refrigerator for three days and reheat it well. You can also freeze the noodles for up to three months. Thaw thoroughly before reheating.

What to serve along with noodles?

If you’re looking for a Chinese feast that can accompany chow mein, why not try some prawn toast with sesame, salted chicken and pepper, or pak choi sautéed with it too?

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