Slow Cooker Chicken Chow Mein

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This Slow Cooker Chicken Chow Mein recipe is just wonderful.  I haven’t used my trusty slow cooker in quite awhile, and this is an old favorite recipe the Loon and I have enjoyed for years.  So, it was time to re-visit an old favorite.  And man, oh man, did we enjoy it.

The taste is classic Chinese cuisine and just so comforting and satisfying.

That’s good stuff.  

Slow Cooker Chicken Chow Mein recipe

This chicken chow mein is just a little spicy, but not too much. Just enough for it to warm you up and make you feel all nice and tingly.

The veggies and chicken soak up all that amazing sauce and the smell as this dish is cooking is spectacular.

We love Chinese food so much!

Slow Cooker Chicken Chow Mein recipe

We just love our Slow Cooker (which is a Crock Pot). Over the years, I have collected several different styles, but they all employ the same fool-proof method of cooking…low and slow.

For this dish, I quickly sear the chicken first in a large skillet, and then add to the slow cooker with all the other ingredients, stir and then set the timer and forget about it until we’re ready to eat!

Crock Pots Rock!

Slow Cooker Chicken Chow Mein recipe

Once the chow mein has cooked nice and slow for 6 to 8 hours, you’ll just add a little corn starch slurry to thicken, and then it’s ready to be served.

And if you have a 5 or 6 quart slow cooker, the recipe can easily be doubled to feed a nice-sized group.

Chicken Chow Mein is even better when prepared in your slow cooker!

Slow Cooker Chicken Chow Mein recipe

Chow Mein noodles are found in the Asian section of most major supermarkets. But, you can even go with a regular pasta noodle such as linguine or spaghetti.

This Chicken Chow Mein recipe is really good over rice, too.

If you go with noodles or rice, just cook them according to the package instructions. Either way, you can’t go wrong.

Slow Cooker Chicken Chow Mein recipe

This Slow Cooker Chicken Chow Mein has been a favorite of the Loon and myself for many, many years.

The flavors are warm and comforting and we think this version as good as you’ll find. Well, that’s our opinion. But, we have a sneaking suspicion you’ll agree, too.


Slow Cooker Chicken Chow Mein recipe

Now, go ahead and make this authentic Slow Cooker Chicken Chow Mein recipe.

You and your family will love it!

Slow Cooker Chicken Chow Mein with chopsticks

Slow Cooker Chicken Chow Mein

This Slow Cooker Chicken Chow Mein recipe has been one of our favorites for many, many years. It's time to dust off that slow cooker and make your house smell amazing all day. And then dig into one of the best homemade chicken chow mien dishes you'll ever have. This recipe can be doubled for 5 or 6 quart slow cookers.
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Course: Entree / Slow Cooker
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: Chow Mein
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 425kcal


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 1/2 lbs skinless, boneless chicken breasts cut into 1-inch bite-size pieces
  • 3 large carrots thinly sliced, or julienned
  • 4 green onions aka scallions, thinly sliced, green and white parts
  • 3 celery stalks sliced
  • 1 tbsp fresh ginger grated or finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 8 oz. bean sprouts
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce low sodium works well
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 8 oz. can of water chestnuts drained and chopped
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • Cooked chow mein noodles or rice, for serving.


  • Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add chicken pieces and cook until lightly browned all over.
  • Place cooked chicken into slow cooker.
  • Add remaining ingredients, except cornstarch and water (don't include the noodles/rice); stir to combine.
  • Cover and cook on Low for 6 to 8 hours.
  • Turn to High. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, stir cornstarch into cold water until dissolved.
  • Stir the cornstarch slurry into the slow cooker and place the cover slightly ajar.
  • Cook until thickened, about 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Serve with cooked chow mein noodles, or rice.


Calories: 425kcal
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  • 5 stars
    Hey guys! You’ll never believe what I did with this recipe. I have been filling my freezer with freezer meals. We are so tired of eating dinner at 8:30 because of our long days at work. Was worried about this one and thought that it would make everything soggy. I just threw everything in a freezer bag, thawed it and then threw into the crockpot. It was very good! I’m not really a crockpot dinner fan but this one changed my mind. It was the first freezer meal that I tried out of the bunch. This set the bar high for the next ones to try. Thanks for always inspiring me to try new things. Be well my favorite cooking guys.

    • There is nothing better than being able to have a meal all ready to go after a long day! And we, as always, are so so happy that we can help out in any way! Chicken chow mein is a great one to freeze! Thank you so so much for letting us know and for the 5 stars! You are a superstar!!! Kris & Wesley

  • 5 stars
    Goodness! Just made this and once again…super delish!! Thank you, thank you!! hubby loves it! served with smoke basmati rice (cause hubby loves rice vs noodles.)…super easy and amazing dish~! Thank you again and again for sharing!! xoxo

    • Hi Kristy! Isn’t that good?! We really love it, too, and the addition of smoked basmati rice sounds perfect. I think we’ll try it that way next time. Thanks so much for letting us know! xoxo

  • Made this today and it was amazing! My husband said it’s a keeper. Thanks for the great recipes.

    • That is so wonderful to hear, Patti! We just love this dish and so glad you and your hubby enjoyed it. And thank you so much for letting us know. xoxo Kris & Wesley

  • I’m currently bedridden because of an accident so even though I love to cook I can’t work in the kitchen. One of the very few upsides of what I’m going thru now is I have a lot of free time to play on the internet where I found you! I’m enjoying your blog tremendously and am looking forward to trying out your mouthwatering recipes on my family as soon as I’m able to.

    • Oh, Brenda! We are so sorry to hear you are not on your feet! We hope and pray you are getting great care, feeling better and will be ready to try out some of our recipes in no time! Thank you so much for your note, and we are thrilled that you found us and we found you!! Please take care and please stay in touch! Feel better!! xoxo Kris & Wesley

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