Deliciously saucy Crock Pot Chicken Lo Mein is filled with edamame, snow peas making it an easy favorite dinner recipe.
Lemon Chicken and Copycat Orange Chicken may be our go-to’s, but our family loves all Asian food! We love a good noodle dish like this tasty Crock Pot Chicken Lo Mein.
Who here loves Asian food?
It is my FAVORITE! I try to eat it as often as I can, but the hubby isn’t a huge fan so I don’t get it as much as I’d like. 🙁 It’s not that he won’t eat it, he just liked a ton other things more. I’m so happy that my kids enjoy it though because I still make it for dinner, and Lorin is nice enough to eat it when I do make it. (Picky, I know, but he says it’s “particular” and not picky) – HA!
The Asian recipes my kids enjoy most are the noodles and rice! They LOVE it, and I admit I do too. Recently, my mom found a recipe for Crock Pot Lo Mein, so she decided to give it a try. I suggested she throw in some edamame and snow peas, and the result was amazing!
If you’re a huge fan of crock pot recipes like I am, as well as Asian recipes, then I definitely think you’ll enjoy this. It has chicken but can also be substituted for other meats like pork or beef. And you can always throw in other veggies you like more, like carrots or broccoli. It’s completely customizable to what you prefer, which is awesome.
Making Crock Pot Lo Mein
PREP. Line a Crock pot with a disposable liner, or spray with non stick cooking spray. Add chicken and season it with salt and pepper.
SAUCE. In a medium bowl add all the ingredients to make the sauce and mix together. Pour over the chicken in the crock pot.
COOK. Cover the pot and cook on LOW for 3-4 hours or on HIGH for 1 1/2-2 hours. Stir once halfway through.
COMBINE + COOK. Add the bell peppers, peas, edamame and carrots. Place the cornstarch and cold water into a small bowl and stir until smooth. Add it to the crock pot and mix. Cook on High Heat for about 30 minutes until the sauce thickens.
NOODLES. Meanwhile cook the noodles according to the package. Drain. After sauce has thickened add the noodles. Stir in the noodles to coat them with the sauce. Add any garlic salt, salt and pepper to taste.
SERVE. Garnish with sesame seeds and serve hot.
Tips + Additions
You may have noted that the recipe calls for dried pasta such as linguine, egg noodles or spaghetti. If you are lucky enough to have a grocery store that carries actual Lo Mein noodles, or live near an Asian Market you can definitely use those.
To make it easier to get even cubes when cutting your chicken, put the chicken in the freezer for about 30-60 minutes or until partially frozen. Once cut allow the chicken to thaw completely before cooking.
Chicken thighs are juicier than chicken breast. They are also much harder to overcook, which is great when you leave it to slowly cook all day.
- Water chestnuts
- Baby bok choy
- bean sprouts.
- Add chili garlic sauce to really spice up your Lo Mein.
STORE any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-5 days.
To make ahead, chop all of the veggies, pre-cook the pasta and mix up the sauce. Store them in separate conifers in the fridge until you’re ready to put them in the crock pot.
FREEZE any leftovers in an airtight bag/container in the freezer for 2-3 months. Let it thaw in the fridge overnight and then reheat in the microwave or on the stovetop with some added chicken broth.
For more delicious Asian Sides:
Crock Pot Lo Mein Recipe
- 3 chicken breasts cubed
- 14 oz dried linguine or pasta of your choice
- 1/2 green bell pepper seeded and sliced
- 1/2 red bell pepper seeded and sliced
- 1 medium carrot sliced
- 1 c snow peas trimmed
- 1 c frozen edamame shelled
- salt and pepper to taste to taste
- 2 tbsp corn starch
- 3 tbsp cold water
- sesame seeds optional garnish
- 2/3 c low sodium chicken broth
- 1/4 c low sodium soy sauce
- 3 tsp hoisin sauce
- 1/2 c Yoshida's Sweet Teriyaki Original Gourmet Sauce
- 2 tsp honey
- 2 tsp minced garlic minced
- 1/2 tbsp ginger ground or minced
- 1/2 tsp red chili flakes optional
- dash garlic salt (with parsley flakes)
- Line a Crock pot with a disposable liner, or spray with non stick cooking spray. Add chicken and season it with salt and pepper.
- Sauce: In a medium bowl add all the ingredients to make the sauce and mix together. Pour over the chicken in the crock pot.
- Cover the pot and cook on LOW for 3-4 hours or on HIGH for 1 1/2-2 hours. Stir once halfway through.
- Add the bell peppers, peas, edamame and carrots.
- Place the cornstarch and cold water into a small bowl and stir until smooth. Add it to the crock pot and mix. Cook on High Heat for about 30 minutes until the sauce thickens.
- Meanwhile cook the noodles according to the package. Drain.
- After sauce has thickened add the noodles. Stir in the noodles to coat them with the sauce. Add any garlic salt, salt and pepper to taste.
- Garnish with sesame seeds and serve hot.
Recipe adapted from Life Made Sweeter.
Kellyn, Slow cooker recipes make life so much easier, don’t they? Your Crock Pot Lo Mein looks incredible. I’m wondering if you could cook the noodles directly in the slow cooker, though, to save a pot? I’ve sometimes done that with rice or pasta by adding it about an hour before I plan to serve it.
Hi Carrie, oh my yes — crock-pot meals are such a lifesaver with two small kids 🙂 I cook my noodles directly in the pot too about 30-45 minutes before I plan to serve it. You can find the directions here:
My favorite food too. Thank you and have a great Monday.
I love Asian food, too! I lived in Japan for a year, and noodley goodness is tops for me!
Yay, so glad you tried my recipe and loved it. It’s a reader favorite and also one of our family favorite meals too. Your lo mein looks absolutely incredible, Kristyn 🙂 I love the edamame and snow peas you added! 🙂
How many servings does this recipe make? Thanks!
How many servings? It sounds like you have a family of six, so I’m guessing 4-6? Thanks.
Yes, exactly. It could be a little more/less, depending on how much you serve 🙂
Ho how many ounces for the canned vegetable broth? Thanks!
I used the 14.5 ounce 🙂 Hope you enjoy!
Do you Season your chicken with anything?
I almost always add a little salt & pepper, sometimes garlic pepper. Hope that helps 🙂
I never thought of using my crock pot for lo mein, thank you so much! Can’t wait to make it
This is really good. I like to add some siracha when serving to TakE away from the Sweetness a bit. I would suggest mayBe adding more chicken to make a more complete meal.
Love a little kick! Good idea! Thank you!
hi, are snow peas the same as sugar snap peas?
I don’t think they are the same, but they are very similar 🙂
i can’t really find any snow peas. i only see sugar snap peas. i like organic food, any recommendations?
Those will work 🙂 Enjoy!
Yummy and so easy! I appreciate you listing what brand of sauce you used. It can make a difference in the finished product.
Asian food is always a family favorite. This Lo Mein is fairly easy and delicious!
I’ll take lo mein over rice any day!! This was easy & so good!!
This meal is always a welcome sight at my house! Everyone is on board with this dinner recipe. So simple to make too.
This was a big hit for my family of picky eaters. My pickiest kiddo even asked if we could have this again! This rarely happens. Thank you for this delicious and fuss-free recipe!
Hooray!! That is great news to a mama’s ears. So glad he (and your family) enjoyed the recipe!