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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.
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 425 kcal
Author Kris Longwell

Ingredients

  • 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.

Instructions

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