Dinner Tonight: One-Pot Wonder Chicken Lo Mein

Dinner Tonight: One-Pot Wonder Chicken Lo Mein

A couple of months ago I noticed a One-Pot Wonder Tomato Basil Pasta recipe all over Pinterest.  I tried it and liked it.  I think it’s interesting that you can simmer uncooked pasta, with some broth and veggies, and it will create an almost creamy sauce.  I decided to play around with this concept and I made a one-pot wonder version of chicken lo mein.

Chicken Lo Mein

I guess it isn’t technically lo mein since I used linguine instead of traditional lo mein noodles, which contain egg.  But it’s close.  I like using pasta in this dish because you can use whole-wheat pasta.  Also, all the ingredients in this dish are things that many people keep on hand in their pantry or refrigerator.

You simply throw all of the ingredients into a large stock pot (including the liquid, which is not shown in this picture). 1potchixlom1

Cover it and bring to a boil.  Then, stir and reduce to a simmer.  Cook covered for about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Cook until most of the liquid is gone and the chicken is cooked through.  This is what it looks like when it is done.  1potchixlom2

You could change this up by adding just about any vegetables that you like.  Also, this could easily be made into a vegetarian dish by using vegetable broth and leaving out the chicken.



One Pot Wonder Chicken Lo Mein



          Serves         6
          Prep time         15 minutes
          Cook time         20 minutes
          Total time         35 minutes
          Meal type                                                             Main Dish        


  • 1/2 lb boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into small chunks
  • 12 oz whole-wheat linguine or fettuccine, 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
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 4 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil


                1               Add the chicken, then the pasta, then the remaining ingredients to a large stockpot and cover.  Bring to a boil.  Stir and reduce to a simmer.  Cook covered for about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Cook until most of the liquid is gone and the chicken is cooked through.


Calories: 332 Fat(g): 4.7 Saturated Fat(g): 0.3 Protein(g): 17.6 Carbohydrate(g): 53.9 Fiber(g): 7.2


Recipe adapted from One-Pot Wonder Tomato Basil Pasta.

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