Easy Slow Cooker Chicken Lo Mein – The perfect healthy crock-pot recipe for busy weeknights with authentic restaurant quality ingredients. Best of all, ONLY 15 minutes to prep & way better than takeout. Make it for your weekly meal prep & leftovers make great work lunches.
This versatile Asian noodle dish is flavorful and saucy with baby bok choy, carrots, and chicken breasts. This makes an easy meal that can be made all in the slow cooker if desired and the vegetables and protein are easily interchangeable to suit your tastes.
Keyword:asian noodles slow cooker, crock pot chinese recipe, easy lo mein recipe
Servings: 6 servings
1poundboneless skinless chicken thighs or breasts
salt and black pepperto taste
2cupsfresh lo mein noodles or cooked spaghetti noodles
2cupsbaby bok choywashed and sliced
1red bell pepperseeded, thinly sliced
2tablespoonscorn starch + 3 tablespoons cold water
2/3cuplow sodium chicken broth
2tablespoonslow sodium soy saucecan substitute with coconut aminos or tamari
1/2teaspoonred chili pepper flakesoptional
sesame seedsfor garnish, optional
Lightly grease 4-5 quart slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray. Add chicken and season with salt and black pepper. In a medium bowl, whisk together all the ingredients for the sauce and pour over chicken. Cover and cook for 1 1/2 - 2 hours on high or 3-4 hours on low, stirring once to distribute sauce evenly.
Meanwhile, prepare noodles according to package directions and set aside.
Once chicken is cooked, transfer to cutting board and cut into cubes or shred with two forks.Toss back in to slow cooker along with bok choy, bell peppers and carrots. To thicken sauce, whisk together corn starch and water in a small bowl and stir into slow cooker. Cook on HIGH for an additional 20-30 minutes or until sauce has thickened up. Give everything a good stir to combine and coat with sauce.
Serve hot and garnish with sesame seeds, if desired.
Due to the lower heating element in older slow cookers, the sauce may not thicken in the slow cooker. If that is the case, spoon out all the sauce from the slow cooker into a small saucepan and bring to a boil on high heat until it thickens up. Combine with rest of ingredients and serve.
* Feel free to add in any other vegetables of your choice. Broccoli, snow peas and bell peppers would work well in this dish.
*Adding the fresh pre-cooked or cooked dry noodles JUST 20 minutes PRIOR to serving will ensure that the noodles will NOT get too soft and mushy.
**Use pork instead of chicken or extra firm or deep-fried tofu for a meatless meal. I also have a vegetarian version on my site.