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Recipe: Sesame Ginger Chicken Lo Mein with Broccoli and Cashews

This summer, we’ve partnered with Cook Smarts to inspire you in the kitchen as part of our ‘Stronger, Healthier You Series’. This week, we’ve got a mouth watering one-bowl Chicken Lo Mein that’s packed full of vegetables, noodles and chicken coated in a rich, savory sauce. Give this meal a try and let us know how you like it!

Cook time

ACTIVE: 35 min
TOTAL: 35 min


Ginger Stir-Fry Sauce:
  • Ginger – 1 Tbsp, grated
  • Soy sauce, low-sodium – 1/4 cup
  • Vinegar, rice – 2 Tbsp
  • Oil, toasted sesame – 2 Tbsp
  • Honey – 2 Tbsp
  • Red pepper flakes (opt) – 1/4 tsp
Sesame Ginger Chicken Lo Mein:
  • Broccoli – 10 oz, chopped
  • Bell peppers, red – 1, diced
  • Garlic – 2 cloves, chopped
  • Noodles, lo mein – 10 oz (sub Udon or soba noodles)
  • Green onions – 2 stalks, chopped, white and green parts separate
  • Chicken breasts, boneless and skinless – 1 lb, cubed
  • Oil, cooking – 1 Tbsp + 1 Tbsp
  • Cashews, roasted and unsalted – 1/3 cup
  • Lime juice – 2 tsp
  • Sesame seeds, white (opt) – 2 tsp


  1. Make sauce – Grate ginger. Combine ginger, soy sauce, vinegar, toasted sesame oil, honey, and red pepper flakes. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  2. Broccoli / Bell peppers / Garlic – Prep as directed. Store separately. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  3. Cook noodles – Cook noodles according to package instructions. (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)
  4. Green onions – Chop green onions, storing white and green parts separately. (Can be done up to 2 days ahead)
  5. Chicken – Slice chicken into cubes. Season with some salt and pepper. (Can be done 1 day ahead)


  1. Heat a wok with first part of cooking oil over medium-high heat. Add chicken and saute until chicken is cooked through, 4 to 6 minutes. Set chicken aside and return wok to heat.
  2. Add second part of cooking oil and then broccoli. Saute until broccoli is cooked through (add a splash of water and cover with a lid if you’d like the broccoli more tender), 3 to 4 minutes.
  3. Add bell peppers, garlic, and white parts of green onions and saute for 1 minute. Pour sauce over top and bring to a simmer.
  4. Stir chicken, noodles, and cashews into stir-fry. Toss everything together.
  5. Squeeze lime juice over lo mein and top with sesame seeds and green parts of green onions. Enjoy!

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    August 20, 2019 at 10:05 am

    Absolutely delish! Had leftovers for lunch a couple of days ago and I’m already craving more.

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    David Gonzales

    September 11, 2019 at 10:19 pm

    I am so gonna try this! Looks delicious!

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    January 22, 2020 at 11:03 am

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      Erin Motz

      January 24, 2020 at 9:12 am

      Thank YOU for being here. I’m glad you enjoyed it!

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    September 8, 2020 at 7:19 am

    Thanks Erin for sharing the recipe. The ingredients you’ve used are really nutritious.

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    The recipe looks very nutritious. Will try it.

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