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  • Writer's pictureHeather

Easy Chicken Chow Mein


This dish couldn't be easier, using leftover roast (or rotisserie) chicken, instant noodles, and bagged coleslaw. And it gets two enthusiastic thumbs up from the kids (in fact, this is one they can make themselves)!

Prep Time: 10 min

Cook time: 10 min

Yield: 2 servings



  • 4 tbsp soy sauce

  • 2 tbsp oyster sauce

  • 2 tsp sesame oil

  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar


  • 2 packages instant noodles (seasoning discarded)

  • 1 cup leftover roasted or rotisserie chicken, chopped or shredded

  • 2 tablespoons oil, divided

  • 2 cups coleslaw

  • 1/2 cup carrots, shredded or thinly sliced

  • 2 celery stalks, thinly sliced

  • 2.5 teaspoon ginger, minced

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • green onions for serving, if desired

  • sesame seeds for serving, if desired


  1. Prepare noodles as per package directions (do not add seasoning), drain and set aside.

  2. Put sauce ingredients in a small sauce pan, simmer a few minutes until sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat and set aside.

  3. Add tbsp of oil to a skillet. Add coleslaw, celery and carrots and sauté until slightly wilted, 2-3 mins. Add garlic and ginger and cook for an additional minute.

  4. Add noodles, chicken and sauce to the pan. Toss to coat all the noodles with the sauce. Sprinkle with chopped green onion and sesame seeds.

Zhuzh it up!

  • Switch things up! Substitute other leftovers, like beef or pork. You could also add mushrooms or bell peppers to the veggie mix.

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