This Instant Pot Lo Mein with Chicken is made super easy in your pressure cooker with regular old spaghetti – make Chinese takeout at home with this veggie-packed lo mein recipe!
These Instant Pot Lo Mein Noodles with chicken are just about the easiest thing to make in your Instant Pot and it totally makes Asian stir fry night easy – everything comes together in just one pot so it’s a true dump meal, and all you need is spaghetti so you don’t need to run to the store to grab any fancy noodles.
While I want to say that there’s no secret formula to making this Instant Pot Lo Mein (aka Chinese stir fry noodles), you will want to do a couple of things to get it right. The sauce, for instance, is going to be thickened up using a cornstarch slurry, and you’ll cut back on some extra sodium by using mushrooms as a means to provide a little extra liquid for the spaghetti to soak up.
I used regular white pasta but you could also try using whole wheat spaghetti to make this lo mein a little bit healthier – I know, this is kind of an Americanized version of stir fry noodles but at least you’ll probably already have everything on hand at home right?
1 tbsp sesame oil
2 medium-sized boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1 inch pieces
2 cups mushrooms, sliced or quartered
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 tbsp low-sodium soy sauce
2 tbsp hoisin sauce
2 cups chicken broth
1 lb (454g) spaghetti, broken in half
2 tbsp cornstarch
2 tbsp water
1 cup carrot matchsticks
1 red pepper, thinly sliced
1 bunch green onions, sliced
sesame seeds for garnish
Add sesame oil, chicken, mushrooms, garlic, chicken broth, soy sauce, hoisin sauce and spaghetti Instant Pot in that order. Cook on high pressure for 4 minutes and then do a quick release of the pressure.
Mix cornstarch and water in a small bowl then pour into cooked noodles. Break up noodles and toss to combine.
Add in carrot matchsticks and red pepper, gently mixing to combine. Replace lid and let sit for 5-10 minutes.
Stir in green onions and then serve in bowls, garnishing with sesame seeds. Enjoy!