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Instant Pot Chicken Chow Mein Recipe

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Packed full of flavors and super easy to make, this delicious Instant Pot chicken chow mein is all about! Go give it a try. 

chicken chow mein

On the hunt for a quick and easy dinner you can fix for the entire family on a weeknight? Here’s one that everyone will love! This instant pot chicken chow mein recipe takes just around 10 minutes of prep time and you’ll love every bite of it! 

Ready to go ahead and give it a try? Here’s what you need to know before you do! 

How Can I Make my Chicken Chow Mein Healthier?

This recipe is already super healthy. It packs in the protein from the chicken and loads of veggies for the much needed vitamin and fiber. You can also experiment with other veggies if you’re feeling like it- mushrooms, corn kernels, brussels sprouts are some good choices. 

Can I Skip the Chicken?

Whether you’re a vegetarian wondering if it is possible to make this recipe without the chicken or have just run out of chicken, fret not! This chow mein tastes incredible even if you skip the chicken, or any other meat for that matter. 

To make it protein rich, you can swap the chicken for some tofu or soya chunks instead. 

But, if you're looking for more chicken recipes, you might want to take a look at this list of over 45 Instant Pot Chicken Recipes.

Or, if you're looking for another recipe idea for dinner, you might want to try Vegetarian Pho or Egg Drop Soup.

My Noodles Always Get Soggy. What Should I Do?

The key to keeping the noodles from sticking to one another, when it comes to this recipe or literally any other pasta recipe you’re trying out is to keep a few things in mind. 

First, always keep stirring your pasta while it is being boiled. It also helps when you add a few drops of olive oil or any other oil into the water while boiling it. Also make sure the water is boiling before you add the noodles into it. 

Lastly, remember to wash the noodles once with cold water after you’re done straining the hot water out- this will help prevent overcooking and the noodles won’t stick to each other as well. 

chicken chow mein

SUPPLIES Needed for Chicken Chow Mein

Can I Use Spaghetti Noodles in my Chicken Chow Mein ?

If you don’t have time to go to the store and pick up the Hokkien noodles the recipe calls for, you can still make do with the spaghetti noodles you have at home. While the end taste and texture might turn out to be a tad bit different, it’ll still be delicious as you want it to be. 

Serving Ideas & Suggestions

If you’re whipping up this chow mein for guests, here are a few awesome side ideas you can team it up with. Don’t forget to serve these with a variety of sauces and dips as well! 

  • Spicy cucumber salad
  • Tofu with peanut sauce
  • Corn soup
  • Steamed or fried momos
  • Stir fried bok choy
  • Broccoli stir fry with garlic sauce
  • Crispy tofu
  • Homemade fortune cookies
chicken chow mein


Yield: 6 servings

Instant Pot Chicken Chow Mein

Instant Pot Chicken Chow Mein

Packed full of flavors and super easy to make- that’s what this delicious Instant Pot Chicken Chow Mein is all about! Go give it a try.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  1. In a medium bowl, whisk sauce ingredients and set aside.
  2. Add the noodles, chicken, cabbage, carrots, and bell pepper to the Instant Pot.
  3. Pour the sauce over the vegetables and noodles. Stir to mix.
  4. Close the Instant Pot lid and turn the pressure valve to sealing. Set for a high pressure cook time of 4 minutes.
  5. Do a quick pressure release.
  6. When the pressure has all been let out, open up the Instant Pot. Add in the broccoli. Mix well with tongs.
  7. Close the Instant Pot again and seal, allowing the broccoli to steam (without setting any cook time) for 3 minutes. Do not turn the pot on. The broccoli will cook from the heat and steam already in the pot.
  8. When the 3 minutes have finished, open the Instant Pot. Give your chow mein another mix with the tongs.
  9. Serve topped with sesame seeds and green onions.


For a vegetarian option, use a vegetable broth or water and omit the chicken.


  • Can my dog have Chicken Chow Mein? Chicken Chow Mein is not the ideal recipe for your dog. The only way to make this recipe safe for your dog would be to remove the garlic, soy sauce, red chili powder, brown sugar, and green onions. After that, the rest of the vegetables and ingredients can be beneficial for the health of your beloved dog.
  • Can my cat have Chicken Chow Mein? As it is, this recipe is not the one for your furry friend. Chicken Chow Mein includes ingredients that are toxic to your cat. Among them, we have garlic, soy sauce, red chili powder, brown sugar, and green onions. If you remove these ingredients from the recipe, you will get a Chicken Chow Meins suitable for your cat.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 206Total Fat 5gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 4gCholesterol 22mgSodium 595mgCarbohydrates 27gFiber 3gSugar 3gProtein 14g

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  • Jessica McCoy

    Jessica McCoy is a seasoned food blogger with 14+ years of experience in the industry. As a self-taught home cook, she enjoys creating and finetuning easy recipes that are fool proof and simple for anyone to make. Her expertise is in all things kitchen: cooking tips, air fryer recipes, Instant Pot and other pressure cooking recipes, and slow cooker recipes. Jessica was the previous owner of AllSheCooks, where she focused on easy every day recipes including budget friendly dinner recipes and desserts.

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