Chicken and Cabbage Lo Mein

Lo Mein is a delicious Chinese dish typically using noodles, an assortment of veggies, and some type of protein. I am sure all of you have eaten and loved Lo Mein at some point in your life, it’s just one of those dishes that everyone LOVES. I am a huge fan of sautéed cabbage so I thought it would be fun to cut the noodles and double up on the cabbage for a nutritious and lean weeknight Chicken and Cabbage Lo Mein-Inspired meal. 

Chicken and Cabbage Lo Mein

This dish is filled with tons of veggies and lots of flavors and is a quick and easy 30-minute meal. If you are looking for a simple, healthy dinner — definitely give this Chicken and Cabbage Lo Mein a try! 

Chicken and Cabbage Lo Mein

Chicken and Cabbage Lo Mein
Serves: 4 People
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins


For the Lo Mein:

  • 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts, sliced thinly against the grain
  • 1/2 head green cabbage cut into long shreds
  • 2 cups matchstick carrots
  • 2 cups of broccoli florets
  • 1 red bell pepper stem and seeds removed, and sliced very thin
  • 1/2 onion sliced thin
  • 3.5 oz. shiitake mushrooms stem removed and sliced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp. toasted sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tbsp. toasted sesame seeds

For the Sauce:

  • 1/3 cup coconut aminos
  • 1 inch nob of ginger peeled and grated
  • 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper or more/less to taste
  • 1 tbsp arrowroot starch
  • 2 cloves garlic finely chopped


  • Combine all of the sauce ingredients in a bowl and whisk to combine. set aside.
  • In a large skillet or wok, heat 2 tbsp. olive oil and 1 tbsp. sesame oil over medium-high heat.
  • Season the chicken with salt and pepper, and sear on both sides in the oil until golden brown and cooked through, about 3 minutes per side. Using tongs, transfer the cooked chicken onto a plate and set aside.
  • Add the bell pepper, onion and broccoli to the skillet and saute for 4 minutes (if for some reason your skillet is looking dry after cooking your chicken, add 1 more tbsp. of olive oil).
  • Add in the cabbage, carrots, and mushrooms into the skillet. Season with a little salt and pepper and toss until veggie mixture is evenly combined, sauté cabbage until it slightly wilts, about 3 minutes.
  • Pour in chicken broth and whisk the sauce once more and add the sauce. Toss until cabbage are fully coated and let cook until sauce thickens, about 4 more minutes.
  • Add chicken back into the dish, the toasted sesame seeds, salt and pepper to taste, and more crushed red pepper if you want it spicier (like me!)
  • Enjoy!


  • Reply
    March 16, 2023 at 10:49 pm

    5 stars
    I love this recipe! It’s become such a staple. There’s so much nourishing flavor

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    August 8, 2022 at 11:29 pm

    5 stars
    This was excellent! Completely forgot to get broccoli 🤦🏻‍♀️so added in a little extra carrots and cabbage. Still delicious!! Left off the red pepper as my 4yo & 6yo were eating with us (added after!). Served the kiddos portions with some rice noodles and they both went back for seconds. Great meal! Will definitely make again!!

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    July 30, 2017 at 11:45 pm

    When is the best time to add the chicken back in? Right before you add the chicken broth and sauce?

    • Reply
      July 31, 2017 at 1:48 am

      yes!! sorry for that error, i made the edit 😉

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    carole bahler
    July 25, 2017 at 9:10 pm

    do you think this would taste totally different if i used purple cabbage?

    • Reply
      July 25, 2017 at 11:11 pm

      I love purple cabbage but it has a more bitter flavor to it, so I think it would taste very different.

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