Lo Mein noodles tossed in a delicious sesame coconut aminos sauce. This is a recipe you can throw together in just 30 minutes. This is like an upgraded Chinese takeout meal!
I’ve been using sesame oil in so many of my recipes. Recently, I’ve been making fried rice a lot. It’s an easy throw together dish – with leftover rice, whatever protein I have and veggies! I have this garlic sesame turkey fried rice recipe up on my blog. I’ve subbed the ground turkey with chicken, shrimp and tofu before. They all taste delicious!
This sesame lo mein dish is another one of those “like takeout dishes”. Growing up, I’d eat a good amount of Chinese takeout. I ate the typical chow mein, lo mein and fried rice. It’s about time I recreate all of those right?
I used frozen vegetables here. Just to clarify, i’s not “less healthy” than fresh vegetables. Frozen veggies may actually be more nutritious because freezing prevents sensitive vitamins or minerals from being lost! Both are great options 🙂
Sesame oil is an important part of this recipe. Sesame oil ranges from light brown to a dark red color. It has a strong aroma and flavor, often nutty and toasty. The darker the sesame oil, the stronger the flavor! In this recipe, i sautéed the chicken in sesame oil and added more sesame oil to the sauce!
Sesame Chicken Lo Mein
- 1 tbsp sesame oil
- 8 oz chicken breast cut into chunks
- 2 cups veggies i used frozen asian medley
- 8 oz lo mein noodles
Lo Mein Sauce
- 1 tbsp sesame oil
- 1/4 cup coconut aminos
- 2 tsp honey
- 1 tsp ginger powder
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- Prepare sauce and then leave to side.
- Cook lo mein noodles according to package instructions. Drain in cold water and toss in sesame oil, then leave to side.
- Preheat a large wok with sesame oil and cook chicken with some salt and pepper to taste. Add in veggies when chicken is almost done cooking.
- Toss in lo mein noodles and sauce.
- Garnish with sesame seeds and green onions!