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One-Pot Chicken Lo Mein {recipe}

I’ve stated before how much I love Buzzfeed. And when I saw an article “21 Fresh Ideas for Chicken Dinners” and all one-pot meals by the way (winning!), I decided it was going to be the week of chicken.

I bought two bags of frozen chicken breasts and ingredients for 3 chicken meals for the upcoming week. The first was for Honey Mustard Rosemary Chicken. I thought it was good not great, husband thought it was delicious. When he’s happy, I’m happy, and it was very easy, so I consider that a win.

The following night we made chicken lo mein, and THAT I loved. I have a few learnings for next time (add cilantro and limes – duh!) because I will definitely be making it again. After chopping the veggies and cutting up the chicken, it was so easy! You literally just throw it all into a big pot and let it simmer together.

O N E – P O T  C H I C K E N  L O  M E I N 


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½ lb. boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into small chunks
1 – 13.25 to 16 oz. box of linguini or fettuccini pasta, broken in half
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
¼ cup soy sauce
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon corn starch
1 tablespoon sugar
½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
4 cups chicken broth
2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil

For garnish: lime wedges, cilantro + more soy sauce


  1. 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.
  2. Cook covered for about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Cook until most of the liquid is gone and the chicken is cooked through.
  3. Remove the lid and let the dish rest for 5 minutes before serving.


Tonight we’re making our last chicken meal of the week – Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta. I’m drooling now just thinking about it! Hopefully we’ve saved the best for last, and I’ll share the recipe with you soon!

xo xo

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9 responses

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  2. Hi Millie!
    I didn’t know you had a blog! I found it through Pinterest. I signed up for your email list and I can’t wait to try the One Pot Chicken Lo Mein. 🙂 It looks like a winner.

    May 16, 2015 at 9:02 am

    • Oh that’s great! I’m glad you found it, and you should definitely try it! You always inspire me with your meals! 🙂 Thanks for following!

      May 20, 2015 at 3:14 pm

  3. Sarah Hale

    Just made this, and was halfway through before I realized my husband bought corn MEAL instead of cornSTARCH. Story of my life. I found a decent substitute in using flour, but next time I’m going grocery shopping. I did add a few more veggies like broccoli and snow peas. I just finished it for tomorrow’s lunch and woke up my husband to make him taste it because it was so good. Going blackberry picking with my sister tomorrow (and blueberry) and then we are making the blackberry oatmeal crumble you posted. Basically, I’m going to try everything on here. Thanks for posting this!

    You were right, btw. LOTS of lime and cilantro in ours and it’s perfect.

    July 3, 2015 at 1:47 am

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  6. Jennifer

    Could I substitute shrimp for the chicken?

    January 17, 2017 at 10:19 pm

  7. Jennifer

    Has anyone substituted the chicken for shrimp?

    January 18, 2017 at 11:57 am

    • Jennifer

      I didn’t think my first comment went through lol, sorry.

      January 18, 2017 at 11:58 am

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