Another staple from many a Chinese Restaurant or Takeaway, you might be forgiven if you thought we have a bias in favor of Chinese food. Here’s news for you: we do! We love so many different Chinese dishes that we could have shared hundreds of Chinese recipes. But we wanted to share much more than Chinese food. Here’s one of the best of the ones we have shared: a fantastic example of how a takeaway should taste.


  • 4oz (½lb) boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into very thin slices

  • 1 small Chinese (napa) cabbage, very thinly sliced

  • 1 baby bok choy (227g/ ½ pound), very thinly sliced

  • 1 tbsp wheat-free tamari, or ¼ cup coconut aminos

  • 1 tbsp unseasoned rice vinegar

  • 1 tbsp fish sauce, or 1 tsp fine sea salt

  • 1 tbsp toasted (dark) sesame oil

  • 1 tsp grated fresh ginger

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 tbsp Swerve confectioners’- style sweetener

  • 1 tbsp coconut oil, for the pan

  • 2 scallions, chopped


  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the chicken, cabbage, and bok choy. In a small bowl, whisk together the tamari, vinegar, fish sauce, sesame oil, ginger, garlic, and sweetener, then pour over the chicken mixture and toss to coat. Cover and place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes or overnight to marinate.
  • In a large cast-iron skillet or wok, heat the coconut oil over medium-high heat. When the oil is hot, stir-fry the chicken mixture for 4 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through.
  • Serve the chow mein immediately on a platter, topped with the scallions. Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to four days. Place in a lightly greased skillet over medium heat for about 5 minutes to reheat.

Nutrition Facts

2 servings per container

  • Amount Per ServingCalories170
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 11g 17%
    • Saturated Fat 2.6g 13%
  • Sodium 206mg 9%
  • Total Carbohydrate 15.4g 6%
    • Sugars 9.6g
  • Protein 4.5g 9%

    * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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