Are you a fan of chicken and noodles? If so you will love this Instant Pot Chow Mein recipe with or without chicken. This simple Chow Mein pressure cooker recipe is delicious, packs a punch and is super healthy. Enjoy.
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What is chow mein?
Chow Mein is a Chinese style dish of steamed or stir-fried vegetables, combined with fried noodles and topped with different meats or seafood such as chicken or shrimp. Chow Mein usually has the following vegetables:
- bean sprouts.
WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LO MEIN AND CHOW MEIN?
Both lo mein and chow mein are made using Chinese egg noodles. Whilst lo mein uses only fresh egg noodles, chow mein uses either fresh or dried noodles and the cooking times for dried and fresh noodles is quite different.
Instant Pot Chicken Chow Mein (serves 3-4)
- Prep time: 10 minutes
- Cook time: about 15 minutes
- Total time: 25 minutes
INGREDIENTS NEEDED FOR Instant Pot Chow Mein
Chow Mein Sauce
- 2 cups chicken Broth (if using chicken. If only vegetables, you can use vegetable broth or water)
- 1 tsp Vegetable oil
- 1 tsp Ginger paste
- 1 tsp Garlic minced
- 1 tbsp Soy Sauce
- 1 tbsp white wine Vinegar
- 1 tsp Red chili powder
- 1 tsp Brown sugar
Chow Mein Vegetables
- 1/2 cup Cabbage thinly sliced
- 1 Carrot peeled and sliced into matchsticks
- 1/2 cup red Bell Pepper cubed
- 1/4 cup Green onions
- 1/2 cup Broccoli cut into small florets
- 5 ounces chicken breast, cubed (cooked or canned)
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HOW TO MAKE THIS CHICKEN CHOW MEIN RECIPE
Mix together everything for the sauce. Whisk well and set aside.
Add to your instant pot the noodles, cabbage, carrots, and bell pepper. Add chicken if doing a non-vegetarian chow mein.
Add in your sauce over the vegetables and noodles. do not add the broccoli or green onions. stir well using tongs.
Close the lid on your instant pot by twisting the lid on. Close the valve on the instant pot by pushing it away from you. Set your instant pot to high pressure for four minutes. Once the timer is up, do a manual release by using a hot pad or a towel and pull the valve toward you.
Add in your broccoli. Mix well with tongs. Close your instant pot by twisting the lid back on and allow the broccoli to cook for an additional three minutes in the heat of the rest of the ingredients. Do not turn the instant pot back on.
Once the three minutes are up, open the lid to the instant pot. Give your chow mein one more mix with the tongs. Serve in a bowl or plate. Enjoy
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- Instant Pot Chinese Pork
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Angela Milnes is a Qualified Early Years Teacher who has specialised in teaching. She has a wealth of experience teaching young children and adults. Angela has also taught cooking classes and loves to share both family recipes and easy instant pot recipes here on The Instant Pot Table. Follow her on Pinterest!