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Instant Pot Lo Mein Recipe

Instant Pot lo mein with chicken is a great dinner for the whole family! Soft flavorful noodles with vegetables all in the same bowl for this one pot meal. 

pressure cooker lo mein

Have you tried chicken Instant Pot lo mein yet? If you love one pot meals with pasta and a light homemade sauce then this will be a winner. One of our favorite quick Instant Pot recipes here on The Typical Mom blog.

If you have a favorite sauce by all means use that.

But if you need a little help there’s a light yet flavorful lo mein sauce you can follow below too.

Let’s start with a few basic tips:

For reference, this is the pressure cooker I have and use for all recipe creations.

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Instant Pot lo mein

Just dice up some chicken, whisk together your sauce, and noodles will come out tender in 4 minutes! Including lots of vegetables, this dinner is just the bomb. You’ve gotta’ try it!

easy lo mein recipe

We have made a few Asian Instant Pot dinner recipes, like this Instant Pot pulled pork recipe. It has a homemade sauce that is out of this world!

Pressure cooker lo mein

What type of chicken to use:

  • Boneless skinless
  • Chicken breast
  • Or chicken thighs
  • Either way cut them into bite size pieces
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Chicken Instant Pot lo mein

  1. Chicken 
  2. Sesame oil
  3. Garlic 
  4. Ginger
  5. Wide lo mein noodles
    1. We used these
    2. If you absolutely cannot find these, others have found success just using spaghetti noodles
  6. Vegetables – cabbage, carrot, green onion, snow peas
  7. Soy sauce
  8. Chicken broth

Cornstarch is used to thicken the sauce a bit. If you cannot have this and need this to be gluten free you can omit.

Instant Pot Lo Mein

If you love this easy recipe you’ll love these other easy Ninja Foodi recipes

Time needed: 8 minutes.

Instant Pot Lo Mein

  1. Saute

    Add sesame oil, chicken, minced garlic and salt and pepper to the inner pot of the Instant Pot. Saute until the chicken is white. Turn pot off.

    Add in vegetables. Then break Chinese noodles into 3rds, put noodles on top. 

    Whisk together in a bowl your cornstarch, soy sauce, water, and chicken stock in a bowl. Pour into your pot.

    Push noodles down if needed so they are as submerged into the liquid as much as possible. Do NOT stir the noodles in with other ingredients.

  2. Cook

    Put the lid on your pressure cooker and turn the pressure valve to sealed.

    Set to high pressure cook for 4 minutes cooking time. Do a quick release when the time has finished. Everything will be cooked perfectly in this short of a time.

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Serve with broccoli florets on the side and it’s a great meal. Don’t add these in at the same time because it takes longer for noodles to cook than this tender veggie.

Ninja Foodi Lo Mein

Use the same instructions below for any brand of pressure cooker. Jump to recipe below.

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Instant Pot Lo Mein

Instant Pot lo mein with chicken is a great dinner for the whole family! Soft flavorful noodles with vegetables all in the same bowl for this one pot meal. 
Course Entree, Main Course
Cuisine American, Chinese, Japanese
Keyword chicken, chinese, instant pot, lo mein, ninja foodi, pressure cooker
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes
Total Time 19 minutes
Servings 5
Calories 372kcal
Author The Typical Mom

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Add sesame oil, chicken, minced garlic and salt and pepper to the inner pot of the Instant Pot. Saute until the chicken is white. Turn pot off.
  • Add in vegetables. Then break noodles into 3rds, put noodles on top. 
  • Whisk together in a bowl your cornstarch, soy sauce, water, and chicken stock in a bowl. Pour into your pot. Push noodles down if needed so they are as submerged into the liquid as much as possible.
  • Put the lid on your pressure cooker and turn the pressure valve to sealed. Set to high pressure for 4 minutes, doing a quick pressure release when the time has finished. 

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Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Lo Mein
Amount Per Serving (4 oz)
Calories 372 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 60mg20%
Sodium 909mg40%
Potassium 695mg20%
Carbohydrates 45g15%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 29g58%
Vitamin A 2495IU50%
Vitamin C 21.6mg26%
Calcium 47mg5%
Iron 2.1mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Colleen Marker

Wednesday 26th of May 2021

can i substitute pork loin for the chicken

Carol

Wednesday 12th of May 2021

First time making this, had to add more liquid to cover noodles. I thought the noodles would soak up the liquid, but it didn't and was soupy. Tasted good though.

Jennifer Lane

Sunday 20th of December 2020

Thank you for the recipe! I broke my noodles in half and used a little more liquid, but I still had submersion and clumping problems. Maybe one improvement would be to add some of the vegetables after the pressure cook, to give more room for the noodles and to keep the vegetables crispier?

Jen

Saturday 1st of February 2020

How did you combat noodle clumps? I broke the noodles everything was mixed in and as far apart as I could but I still got some clumps. Flavors are great!

The Typical Mom

Monday 3rd of February 2020

Sprinkle in noodles and stagger them too

Corrin

Sunday 2nd of February 2020

With any noodle recipe you want to stagger the noodles in the pot.. it helps prevent them from clumping

Christy L

Friday 6th of December 2019

When should the minced ginger be added? The directions do not say.

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