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Instant Pot Chow Mein Recipe

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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. You’ll love this chow mein noodles dish and never need takeout again!

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Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Quick and Tasty: This Instant Pot Chow Mein is ready in minutes, not hours.
  • Restaurant Quality: Enjoy takeout flavors as you pressure cook in your own kitchen.
  • Versatile Dish: Easily customize vegetable chow mein with your favorite proteins and vegetables.

Recipe Ingredients

  • Hokkien Noodles: The backbone of your chow mein, chinese noodles provide a deliciously chewy texture that absorbs the flavors of the dish.
  • Sesame seeds : Adds a delightful crunch and a hint of nuttiness to the dish.
  • Salt :For bringing out the flavors of the other ingredients.

Chow Mein Sauce

  • Chicken Broth: Forms the savory foundation of the sauce.
  • Vegetable Oil: For sautéing the ginger and garlic, helping to release their aromatic flavors into the sauce.
  • Ginger Paste: Adds a warm, spicy kick to the sauce, enhancing its overall flavor profile.
  • Garlic Minced: Infuses the sauce with its distinctive pungent, spicy flavor.
  •  Soy Sauce: Contributes a rich umami taste and a deep brown color to the sauce.
  • White Wine Vinegar: Provides a tangy counterpoint to the richness of the other sauce ingredients, balancing out the flavors.
  •  Red chili Powder: Brings a touch of heat to the sauce, giving the chow mein a spicy edge.
  •  Brown sugar: Adds a hint of sweetness to the sauce, complementing its salty and spicy flavors.

Chow Mein Vegetables

  • Cabbage: Brings a pleasing crunch and mild sweetness to the chow mein.
  • Carrot: Adds a pop of color, a touch of sweetness, and a satisfying crunch to the dish.
  • Red Bell Pepper: Contributes a sweet, slightly smoky flavor and a vibrant splash of color.
  • Green Onions: Provides a mild, oniony flavor and a bright green color that makes the dish visually appealing.
  • Broccoli: Adds a hearty texture and a dose of nutrients to the chow mein.

Meat (Optional)

  • Chicken Breast: Makes the dish more hearty and protein-packed. If you prefer, you can leave it out or replace it with tofu for a vegetarian version.
INGREDIENTS NEEDED FOR Instant Pot Chow Mein

How To Make Instant Pot Chicken Chow Mein

Step One: Prepare The Sauce

Mix together everything for the sauce. Whisk well and set aside.

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Step Two: Add Ingredients To Instant Pot

Add to your Instant Pot the noodles, cabbage, carrots, and bell pepper. Add chicken if doing a non-vegetarian chow mein.

Step Three: Incorporate Sauce

Add in your sauce over the vegetables and noodles. do not add the broccoli or green onions. stir well using tongs.

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Step Four: Close The Instant Pot

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.

Step Five: Set Instant Pot To High Pressure

Set your Instant Pot to high pressure for four minutes.

Step Six: Manual Release Pressure

Once the timer is up, do a manual release using a hot pad or a towel and pull the valve toward you.

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Step Seven: Add Broccoli

Add in your broccoli. Mix well with tongs.

Step Eight: Allow Broccoli to Cook

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.

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Step Nine: Final Stir

Once the three minutes are up, open the lid to the Instant Pot. Give your chow mein one more mix with the tongs.

Step Ten: Serve

Serve your cooked noodles in a bowl or plate. Enjoy

Variations

Variations

  • Flavor: You may want to add a teaspoon of sesame oil, hoisin sauce or oyster sauce for some extra flavor.
  • Green Cabbage: If you can;t get hold of purple cabbage add some green napa cabbage in it’s place.

Storage & Reheating Instructions

  • Refrigeration: Allow the Instant Pot chow mein to cool to room temperature before storing any leftovers. Transfer to an airtight container and refrigerate for 2-3 days.
  • Freezing Noodles Separately: Noodles can sometimes become mushy when frozen and reheated. If your chow mein has noodles, consider freezing the sauce and vegetables separately. Portion them into airtight containers for up to 2-3 months.
  • Reheating Noodles: If you’ve frozen the noodles separately, cook them fresh when reheating the chow mein. This helps maintain their texture.
  • Reheating: When reheating Instant Pot chow mein, use a microwave, stovetop, or Instant Pot for reheating, adding a splash of broth or water if needed.

What To Serve With This Recipe?

  • Stir-Fried Bok Choy: Tender bok choy cooked with a dash of soy sauce, a simple and nutritious side for a balanced meal.
  • Egg Drop Soup: Warm and comforting, this classic soup complements the noodle dish with delicate egg ribbons and flavorful broth.
  • Sweet And Sour Chicken: A great dish to go alongside your chow mein noodles.
  • Instant Pot Mongolian Beef: For a beef flair add some Mongolian beef as a side for this chow mein meal.

FAQ’S

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:

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 noodles 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.

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Instant Pot Chow Mein Recipe

Yield: 2
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

The Delicious Easy Instant Pot Chow Mein

Ingredients

  • 14.2 oz Hokkien Noodles
  • Sesame seeds for garnish, if desired
  • Salt to taste
  • 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
  • 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

Instructions

  1. Mix together everything for the sauce. Whisk well and set aside.
  2. Add to your instant pot the noodles, cabbage, carrots, and bell pepper. Add chicken
    if doing a non-vegetarian chow mein.
  3. Add in your sauce over the vegetables and noodles. do not add the broccoli or green onions. stir well using tongs.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 859Total Fat: 29gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 21gCholesterol: 64mgSodium: 2602mgCarbohydrates: 113gFiber: 14gSugar: 15gProtein: 39g

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