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chicken yi mein chinese noodles

Chicken Yi Mein Noodles

Traditionally,  in Chinese culture yi mein is consumed on birthdays.  It is referred to as Longevity noodles or Sau mein. The Chinese character for "long"  means "long life".  Yi mein is a variety of flat Cantonese egg noodles made from wheat flour. Also, Yi mein is golden yellow and chewy.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 80kcal
Author Tracy O.


  • 2 Yi Mein noodles small pack
  • 2 big piece Chicken thigh boneless
  • 3 cups Sprout beans
  • 2 sticks Green onion
  • 2 slices Ginger (cut into small strips)
  • 1/2 tablespoon Sesame oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon Vegetable oil
  • 1/16 teaspoon Salt (For stir fried sprout beans)
  • 3/4 cup Water

Marinated Chicken Sauce:

  • 3 tablespoons Oyster sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon Sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons Cornstarch


  • Boil water in a pot until water is bubbling, then add yi mein noodles and let it cook for 2-3 minutes turn off fire and cover the lid and wait for couple minutes. After that, drain the water.
  • Put the cooked yi mein noodles on a plate and set them aside.
  • Add 1/2 tablespoon of vegetable oil into a pan, turn on fire to medium high. Add sprout beans, 1/16 teaspoon of salt stir, and fried for couple minutes.
  • Put cooked sprout beans on top of the noodles and set them aside.
  • Cut chicken into small strips. Then, put the chicken into a small container. Add marinated chicken sauce: 3 tablespoons of oysters sauce, 1/8 teaspoon of salt, 2 tablespoons of soy sauce, 1/2 tablespoon of sugar, 2 teaspoons of cornstarch and mix well. 
  • Pour 1/2 tablespoon sesame oil into a pan. Then, turn on medium high fire and add ginger slices.
  • Add marinated chicken and stir fried the chicken.
  • Add 3/4 cup of water and keep stirring until the chicken is cooked. Then, turn off fire. Add green onion to the chicken and sauce. After that, pour the cooked chicken and sauce over the sprout beans and noodles.


Cooking tips for chicken yi mein recipe: 

  • Boil water in a pot and put yee mien noodles in it. Remember don't over cook yi mein, so it can maintain its elasticity and chewy texture. 
  • The best to marinate chicken for 10-15 minutes before cooking.
  • Pour the chicken sauce over the sprout beans and noodles when is ready to serve. 


Calories: 80kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 999mg | Potassium: 135mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 16IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg