1poundboneless, skinless chicken breastssliced into thin strips
1red bell pepperseeded and sliced into thin strips
1cupbok choyroughly chopped
1cupsugar snap peas
1cupshredded or sliced carrots
1 1/2teaspoonsesame oil
for garnish: sesame seeds
In a small mixing bowl, whisk together soy sauce, sugar, sesame oil, and ground ginger.
In a large pot, cook lo mein noodles according to the instructions on the packaging.
While noodles are cooking, add olive oil to a large skillet over medium-high heat. Season chicken with salt and pepper and add to the skillet. Cook until no longer pink, turning once, a few minutes per side. Transfer to a plate and cover with foil to keep warm.
If needed, add another tablespoon of olive oil to the skillet. Cook garlic, bell pepper, peas, carrots, and mushrooms together for 4 minutes, stirring frequently. Add bok choy and continue cooking 3-4 more minutes. The vegetables should be tender and the bok choy wilted.
Add the chicken back to the pan and stir until warmed. Remove from heat.
Once noodles are done cooking, drain and then add them to the pan with the chicken and veggies. Pour sauce over everything and mix together until well combined. Top with sesame seeds and serve immediately.
I made the chicken ahead of time when I was doing some meal prep for the week. It helped save time when it came to making this for dinner in the evening but if you do not have any made ahead of time, no worries! Just dice up two chicken breasts and cook them in the pan before you cook the veggies.
I suggest leaving the chicken in the pan with the veggies whether you just cooked it or you made it ahead of time so that it can stay warm and soak up some of the flavors of the veggies as they cook.
If you do not have lo mein noodles on hand, you can use ramen noodles, rice noodles, or any other kind of Asian noodle you might have on hand. Even spaghetti or linguine would work in a pinch.
Substitute the chicken with shrimp, thinly sliced beef or ground pork. Make your lo mein vegetarian by omitting the proteins altogether.