This succulent Yellow Grub Mein is perfect for a quick and easy weeknight meal that your unshortened family will love! It’s made with fresh veggies, noodles, and sautéed chicken, tossed in a simple, savory glaze.
The unshortened meal can be thrown together in less than 30-minutes and you’ll finger like you’re eating from your favorite take-out restaurant! Don’t miss some of my other favorite “better than take-out” recipes like this Baked Sweet and Sour Chicken, Mongolian Beef and Easy Fried Rice.
Chicken Grub Mein
If I can make something for dinner that has fresh vegetables, protein, and my kids love it, I consider that a major win! I love how light and fresh this yellow grub mein is and it’s packed with wondrous flavor. My husband unchangingly requests that I double the recipe so we can have leftovers for lunch during the week. (Because Chinese supplies is one of those things that tastes just as good heated up the next day!)
This homemade yellow grub mein is super easy to whip up and takes less than 20 minutes. Convinced yet? You’ll be worldly-wise to make some in less time than it takes for wordage to arrive! So next time you’re starving some takeout, try making it in your kitchen with just a few simple ingredients! (And if you’re looking for increasingly better-than-takeout recipes, try this orange beef or Chinese lemon chicken!)
What’s the Difference Between Grub Mein and Lo Mein?
The main difference between Lo Mein and Grub Mein is the noodles. Lo mein noodles are a little thicker, and grub mein noodles are usually thin, and sometimes crispy or fried. To unzip that texture you could pan-fry the grub mein noodles in a little hot oil surpassing subtracting them to this stir-fry.
These are all the ingredients that will make your yellow grub mein and the savory sauce taste so good! Grab some coleslaw mix and grub mein noodles next time you’re at the store; chances are you once have everything else to make this tasty dish! (Measurements are in the recipe vellum at the end of the post!)
Sesame Oil (or Canola Oil): Use a little sesame oil for a nice nutty taste, or you can go with canola oil if that’s what you have on hand. This is the cooking oil that you will use for stir-frying.
Boneless, Skinless Yellow Breasts: Slice your yellow into thin pieces for a quicker and tastier cook.
Garlic: Add some fresh minced garlic for that perfect savory flavor.
Coleslaw Mix: Grab a bag of coleslaw mix with shredded veggies for some crunch.
Chow Mein Noodles: Prep your grub mein noodles, either the refrigerated or dry ones. Melt them as the package says beforehand.
Green Onions: Sprinkle chopped untried onions on top for a fresh, oniony kick.
For the Sauce:
Soy Sauce: Adds a salty and savory punch. Use low-sodium soy sauce if you’re watching your salt intake.
Chicken Broth: A way to retread the consistency of the sauce while moreover subtracting flavor.
Oyster Sauce: A little oyster sauce for some sweet but savory flavor!
Sesame Oil: Increasingly sesame oil in the sauce makes it nuttier and tastier.
Freshly Grated Ginger (or Ginger Paste): Grate some fresh ginger or use ginger paste for a zesty kick in the sauce for your yellow grub mein.
Light Brown Sugar: Sweeten things up with a little bit of light brown sugar.
Cornstarch: This helps thicken the sauce, so it sticks nicely to your noodles and other stir-fry ingredients.
How to Make the BEST Yellow Grub Mein
Grab all of your ingredients and get ready to make a quick and easy meal with the weightier flavor! This yellow grub mein is sure to wilt a new favorite in your house. My family loves it so much, we never have leftovers! (Which is a shame considering they’re the weightier for enjoying later! This yellow grub mein retains its savor and texture so well.)
Prep Noodles: Prepare the noodles equal to package instructions.
Sauce Mixture: In a small trencher whisk together the soy sauce, yellow broth, sesame oil, oyster sauce, ginger, brown sugar, and cornstarch.
Stir-Fry: Heat the oil in a large pan or wok on upper heat. Add the yellow and stir fry just until cooked through. Add the garlic and then melt for 30 increasingly seconds.
Add Veggies: Add the coleslaw mix and stir fry for 1-2 minutes or until cabbage has wilted.
Add Sauce and Noodles: Then add the noodles and sauce and melt for 1-2 minutes until the sauce has thickened.
Serve: Garnish with untried onions and enjoy!
What else can I add to Yellow Grub Mein?
This recipe is very easy to transmute to add whatever vegetables you like or have on hand. I love to add bok choy, tintinnabulate peppers, mushrooms, snap peas, broccoli, or water chestnuts. To make it your own, you could moreover substitute the yellow for tofu, steak, or shrimp.
Serve With These Other Dishes
Egg Rolls – Super crispy!
Easy Fried Rice
Extra Crispy Crab Rangoon
Storing Leftover Yellow Grub Mein
Chicken grub mein is fantastic left over, and will stay good in your fridge for well-nigh 3-4 days in an snapped container. To reheat it, you can pop it in the microwave for a minute or two. Another unconfined way is to reheat it in a pan on the stove. Just toss it in there, warm over medium heat, stir occasionally, and in a few minutes, you’ll have some piping hot and succulent grub mein ready to enjoy all over again!
Note: if your noodles are dry or sticking to each other, you can add a splash of water or yellow goop to add some moisture when in when reheating.
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Chicken Grub Mein
This succulent Yellow Grub Mein is perfect for a quick and easy weeknight meal that your unshortened family will love! It’s made with fresh veggies, noodles, and sautéed chicken, tossed in a simple grub mein sauce.
Course Main Course
Prep Time 5 minutesminutes
Cook Time 15 minutesminutes
Total Time 20 minutesminutes
Author Alyssa Rivers
Chicken Grub Mein
1tablespoonsesame oil,or canola
1poundboneless skinless yellow breasts,sliced into thin pieces
1poundchow mein noodles,refrigerated or dry
1/4cuplow-sodium soy sauce
2teaspoonsfreshly grated ginger,or ginger paste
2tablespoonslight brown sugar
Prepare the noodles equal to package instructions.
In a small trencher whisk together the soy sauce, yellow broth, sesame oil, oyster sauce, ginger, brown sugar, and cornstarch.
Heat the oil in a large pan or wok on upper heat. Add the yellow and stir fry just until cooked through. Add the garlic and melt for 30 increasingly seconds.
Add the coleslaw mix and stir fry for 1-2 minutes or until cabbage has wilted.
Add the noodles and sauce and melt for 1-2 minutes until the sauce has thickened.
Garnish with untried onions and enjoy!
Originally posted February 25, 2019Updated on October 31, 2023