Crockpot Chicken Lo Mein Recipe

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This perfectly seasoned and savory crockpot chicken lo mein recipe is the perfect way to break out of your routine. With only a handful of simple ingredients required, plus your trusted crockpot, this dish is easy and the results are mouthwatering good.

The best part? This dish can be started in the morning and finished minutes before you’re ready to eat! It’s the perfect no-mess-no-fuss dinner for a weekday night.

Savory Crockpot Chicken Lo Mein

What is Crockpot Chicken Lo Mein?

Chicken lo mein is a familiar Chinese noodle dish, plus tender chicken and colorful veggies, so you will have a packed-with-flavor dish. Traditional lo mein is served with a dark sauce composed primarily of soy sauce and oyster sauce.

The best part about utilizing your crockpot to make chicken lo mein is that you can easily start it in the morning by preparing the sauce and chicken. By the time you return home from work, your chicken will be perfectly cooked with a mouthwatering and delicious dinner.


This recipe is easy. You can find all of the ingredients required at your nearest grocery store or Asian market.

Feel free to use the veggies depending on your preferences, but I think this cooking idea is excellent as it is.

And now, here is something you will need to make this easy crockpot chicken lo mein:

Ingredients Main Chicken Lo Mein
  • Chicken thighs: the main part of this dish. After comparing chicken’s white and dark meat, I chose the latter because it is easier to cook without drying it out.
  • Sauce Ingredients: For the sauce, I kept it traditional. The combination of soy sauce, oyster sauce, sesame oil, rice vinegar, brown sugar, and Sriracha hot sauce is ideal.
  • Lo Mein Noodles: Thin Chinese noodles that are traditionally served in a stir fry style with crisp veggies and protein. Spaghetti noodles will work as well.
  • Bell Pepper: The addition of bell pepper adds a nice crunch, as well as a touch of sweetness.
  • Broccoli: Not only is this veggie super nutritious, but it also adds wonderful texture and takes to seasoning well.
  • Yellow Onion: Enhances more flavors.
  • Water Chestnuts: Improves texture with a signature crunch.
  • Ginger & Garlic: Important ingredients in Asian cooking; these add tremendous depth to this dish.
  • Garnishments: Scallions and sesame seeds give the dish a nice color and subtle fresh flavor.


The list of kitchen utensils required is also simple that you might already have at home. Here is everything you need to make this recipe:

Kitchen Utensils Required
  • Crockpot: The star cookware here! The crockpot is how you will prepare your entire dish. An instant pot will work as well, just remember to follow the manufacturer’s instructions when using it.
  • Knife & Cutting Board: For chopping veggies and shredding chicken.
  • Saucepan & Stovetop: To prepare lo mein noodles.
  • Pasta Strainer: For straining your lo mein noodles.
  • Tongs: To stir the veggies and noodles in with the chicken.
  • Measuring Cups: For measuring the sauce ingredients.
  • Small bowl with whisk or fork: For mixing sauce ingredients.

How to Make Crockpot Chicken Lo Mein

The steps required to make this dish could not be simpler. By the time you’ve made this dish once – you’ll be dying to make it again!

Now, here are the steps to making this easy chicken lo mein by a crockpot/slow cooker:

Step 1: Cook Chicken

Place the chicken in the bottom of your crockpot. Combine all sauce ingredients into a bowl and whisk to combine. Pour the sauce over your chicken. Cover the crockpot and cook on LOW setting for 7 to 8 hours or HIGH setting for 3 to 4 hours.

Raw Chicken Lo Mein

Step 2: Shred Cooked Chicken

Once your chicken has fully cooked, take it out of the crockpot. Once the chicken has cooled slightly, shred it and return it to the crockpot.

Step 3: Add Veggies to Crockpot

Prepare your veggies and add them all to the crockpot with the cooked chicken and sauce. Mix it up so the veggies and chicken are combined. Cook on HIGH for 20-25 minutes, or until the veggies are soft but still chewy.

Add Veggies To Crockpot

Step 4: Cook Lo Mein Noodles

While the veggies are cooking, prepare your noodles. To do this, cook according to the packing instructions, then drain the noodles and set them aside.

Cook Lo Mein Noodles

Step 5: Assemble Chicken Lo Mein

Once your veggies are fully cooked, stir them into the noodles. Plate your dish and garnish – then enjoy!

Assemble Chicken Lo Mein

Tips And Tricks For Making Perfect Chicken Lo Mein

Let’s see how easy it is to make chicken lo mein in a crockpot. A crockpot is obviously a convenient tool, and they’re totally underutilized when it comes to making flavorful Asian dishes.

Here are a couple of tips and tricks for making your lo mein even better:

  • Cut your vegetables into roughly the same size so they cook evenly.
  • Frozen veggies will work if you can not get fresh ones.
  • Taste your sauce before adding it to the chicken. Once you’ve added it to the crockpot, it will be harder to make changes.
  • If you wonder whether your lo mein can be vegan, feel free to make any change to suit your diet, like swap chicken for deep-fried or firm tofu.

Storing and Reheating your Chicken Lo Mein

This dish makes for excellent leftovers. I recommend storing your leftover chicken lo mein in an airtight container and keeping it in the fridge for up to 3-4 days.

You can store your food in the freezer for up to 3 months. However, the texture and flavor might be altered and not as good as freshly-made ones.

To reheat your lo mein, place it in the microwave and heat it for 1.5 minutes until thoroughly heated.

Alternatively, you can reheat your lo mein by placing it on the stovetop, and setting it to medium heat until the dish is thoroughly heated. Do not forget to stir your noodles gently during the reheating process.

Crockpot Chicken Lo Mein

Crockpot Chicken Lo Mein

Making rich, flavorful Asian dishes like this crockpot chicken lo mein recipe is fun and straightforward. And the result is loaded with flavor that will blow your mind away.
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Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Asian
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 30 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 768kcal


  • 2 pounds dark meat chicken
  • 1 pound lo mein noodles
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced thin
  • 0.5 yellow onion, sliced thin
  • 1 can water chestnuts, drained
  • 4 cups broccoli florets
  • 1 tablespoon ginger, minced
  • 1 tablespoon (about 2-3 cloves) garlic, minced
  • 0.7 cup soy sauce
  • 0.25 cup oyster sauce
  • 0.25 cup sesame oil
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons Sriracha (optional, more to taste)
  • Scallions, sliced, for garnish
  • Sesame seeds, for garnish


  • Remove chicken from the packaging and place it at the base of your crock pot. Mix soy sauce, sesame sauce, oyster sauce, rice vinegar, Sriracha, brown sugar, ginger, and garlic in a bowl and whisk to combine. Pour this sauce mixture over the chicken. Cook chicken on High setting for 3-4 hours or on Low setting for 7-8 hours.
    Raw Chicken Lo Mein
  • Once the chicken is cooked thoroughly, please take it out of the crockpot. Shred the chicken, discard the bones (if any), and return the chicken to the crockpot.
  • Add prepared veggies (except water chestnuts) to the crockpot. Stir to mix up the chicken with the veggies and sauce. Return the lid and cook on High setting for 15-20 minutes, or until veggies are tender but still crisp.
    Add Veggies To Crockpot
  • While the veggies are cooking, prepare the lo mein noodles according to package instructions. Drain and set aside.
    Cook Lo Mein Noodles
  • Once the veggies are fully cooked, stir in the cooked noodles and water chestnuts. Then, plate your chicken lo mein, garnish, and serve.
    Assemble Chicken Lo Mein


  • Feel free to use any veggies based on your preferences. But please note that you should cut them into same-sized pieces for even cooking time.
  • Taste the sauce before pouring it into a crockpot
  • You can keep the leftovers for up to 4 days in the fridge or up to 3 months in the freezer.


Calories: 768kcal | Carbohydrates: 76g | Protein: 40g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 9g | Monounsaturated Fat: 13g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 113mg | Sodium: 2174mg | Potassium: 685mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 1213IU | Vitamin C: 85mg | Calcium: 67mg | Iron: 3mg

Chicken Lo Mein In A Crockpot Is Amazing!

I hope I have convinced you that preparing a rich, flavorful Asian dish in a crockpot can be so effortless. This recipe is easy, with plenty of room for modifications. The best part about this recipe is how easy it is to set it and forget it.

As always, please remember to rate and share this recipe with others. If you tried making this dish at home, leave a comment below and let me know how it went!

Crockpot Chicken Lo Mein
Olivia Abramson

Olivia Abramson

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Olivia Abramson, based in Olympia, Washington, is a notable food and wine writer celebrated for her knowledge in culinary science and wine education. Her background offers a comprehensive view on food preparation and health, adding a unique insight into both local and global cuisines. Olivia’s articles enhance the comprehension of how food culture connects with well-being and regulations, making her an important figure in the culinary discussion.

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