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Chicken Chowmein Recipe | How to make Chicken Chow at home

Who doesn’t love a plate full of Chicken Chow Mein tossed in a spicy and savory blend of sauces? The zingy flavors make it irresistible. Just the look is enough for us to drool over it.

This Indian-style stir-fried dish is a popular street food in many parts of the country. The fragrance that comes out of the roadside stalls fills up the nostrils and makes us crave the Chow-Mein. However, we don’t always feel like buying it from outside. For that, you can try making this dish in your kitchen.


The recipe is for those days when we don’t really feel like cooking something complex and opt for an easier food item.

It will be much healthier; therefore, you will not have to think too much about the calories as well. The crunchy, chewy, and spicy recipe is a must-try.

Let us see what are the ingredients and the process to make it.

Chicken Chowmein Recipe | How to make Chicken Chow at home

Madhushree Dutta
Recipe to make tasty chicken chow mien easily at home. Simple ingredients, instructions, and equipment to prepare delicious chicken chow easily.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Bengali, Indian
Servings 4 servings


  • 1 Induction Cooktop
  • 1 Cooking Pan
  • 1 Kadhai or Wok


For the Chicken

  • 250 g Chicken boneless
  • tsp Ginger-Garlic paste
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper
  • 2 Green chilis
  • 1 tsp Lime Juice
  • Salt to taste

For the Noodles

  • Chow Mein Noodles according to four servings
  • 1 Onion medium
  • 1 tbsp Garlic finely chopped
  • 1 cup Cabbage shredded
  • 1 Carrot julienned
  • ½ cup Spring Onions
  • 1 cup Capsicum cut into strips
  • 2 cups Button Mushrooms optional; sliced
  • 3 Green Chilis
  • ½ tsp Black Pepper
  • ½ tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 1 tbsp Red Chili Sauce
  • ½ tbsp Green Chili Sauce
  • ½ tbsp Vinegar
  • Salt to taste
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Water


Marinate the chicken

  • First, start by marinating the chicken.
  • Wash and cut the chicken into 2-inch cubes. To that put the ginger garlic paste, lime juice, salt to taste, and a tsp of oil.
  • Mix them well and keep them aside.

Boil the Chow Mein noodles

  • For that, take a boiling pot and add a sufficient amount of water. Put salt to taste and let it boil.
  • Keep the flame on medium. When the water starts to boil, put in the noodles.
  • Let the noodles cook to perfection. Check-in between. Make sure not to overcook them.
  • When done, immediately wash them under ice-cold water.
  • Next, transfer them onto a large plate and spread them out. Put some oil and spread it on the noodles well. This will prevent them from sticking together.
  • Cover and keep the noodles aside.

Prepare the veggies

  • Thinly slice the onions and the spring onions. Julien the carrots, and chop the capsicum into thin strips.
  • Shred the cabbage and finely chop the garlic.
  • Slice the button mushroom (if using) and the green chilis as well.
  • Keep them aside.

Fry the chicken

  • Now take a kadhai or a coking pan.
  • Put oil and let it heat.
  • Keep the flame on medium and let the oil heat until it starts to smoke.
  • Now, put the chicken in it. Stir them nicely and let them get cooked to perfection.
  • When the chicken is done, take it out in a bowl and keep it aside.

Fry the veggies

  • Next, add the finely chopped garlic in the same oil.
  • Stir until they turn golden brown and to this add the rest of the veggies.
  • Cook them for about 2 minutes. Do not cook for long as we don’t want the veggies to get mushy.

Add the chicken pieces

  • Next, add in the already-cooked chicken pieces.
  • Mix all the ingredients well and then add the Black pepper.

Add the noodles

  • Stir and then add the noodles.
  • Combine them well.
  • Next, take a bowl and put the red chili paste, green chili paste, soy sauce, and vinegar.
  • Mix them nicely and add to the noodles.
  • Combine all the ingredients well so the sauces coat them beautifully.
  • Add some more black pepper and salt to taste.
  • Take a taste test and add if anything is needed.
  • Transfer them into a bowl and garnish it with some more chopped green onions.
Keyword Bengali Recipe, Chicken Recipes, Non Veg Recipes, Recipes for Dinner, Street Food Recipe


And done! The super savory Chicken Chow Mein is ready to be relished.

Serve it with chicken Manchurian or chili chicken (or paneer if vegetarian). Dip it in their gravy and slurp in the long strands of noodles. You can also have it just like that.

The veggies add a freshness and crunch to the chewy noodles. Chunky bites of chicken in the dish make it much more delicious.

Prepare it and enjoy it whenever you feel like it. Happy cooking!

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