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One Pot Lo Mein

Lo Mein is a simple Asian dish with healthy ingredients. It has easy prep and you can cook the whole meal in a single pot or dutch oven. The perfect recipe for camping!

The only ingredient that requires refrigeration in this dish is chicken breast. Substitute chicken for broccoli and you can make the meal both fridge-free and vegetarian.

One pot lo mein meal prep for camping

Camping Meal Prep

First grab all of your ingredients. This recipe can be cooked on a single burner stove or over a campfire. It makes 4-6 servings depending on how hungry you are. The meal can feed the whole family for dinner.

If there’s only two of you, save half and re-heat this dish in a cast iron skillet for a second meal tomorrow.

  • ½ lb. boneless chicken breast, chopped
  • 1 lb. linguine, broken
  • 4 medium carrots, cut to 3″ strips
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 small onion
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon corn starch
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 4 cubes chicken bullion 
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 4 cups water

You can substitute flour for corn starch to thicken the dish. Substitute honey for sugar if you don’t have any on hand.

Easy One Pot Camping Dinner

Chop your ingredients to the appropriate size and lay chicken first on the bottom of the pot. Place the rest of the ingredients on top.

Lo Mein chicken camping recipe

Lo mein one pot recipe over a camping stove

Spice it up with extra red pepper flakes to make it hotter.

Finish by pouring 4 cups of water on top of the ingredients. It may not look like you’re using enough liquid at first because not all of the ingredients will be submerged. That’s ok.

As you heat the stove top, the noodles will become more pliable and begin to sink into the liquid.

Cooking a one pot lo mein camping recipe

Turn on the stove top and bring the Lo Mein to a steady boil.

Once boiling, all of the ingredients will be close to submerged and you can give it a stir.

One pot lo mein camping meal

Bring down the temperature to a simmer and continue stirring the meal every few minutes until all of the liquid has been reduced.

Let sit for 5 minutes, then serve.

One Pot lo mein camping dinner recipe

one pot lo mein camping recipe

One Pot Lo Mein

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Simple one pot Asian dish. Cook in a dutch oven over a campfire or on a single burner. Substitute broccoli for chicken to make this a vegetarian, refrigerator-free recipe.


  • ½ lb. boneless chicken breasts, chopped
  • 1 lb. linguini, broken
  • 4 medium carrots, cut into 3” strips
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into strips
  • 1 small onion, sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon corn starch
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 4 cups water
  • 4 cubes chicken bullion
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil


  1. Put all the ingredients in a large pot, with the chicken on the bottom. Bring to a boil.
  2. Stir the mixture and reduce the heat to simmer covered for 15 minutes. Stir from time to time.
  3. Once the chicken is cooked through and the liquid is nearly gone, let the dish rest for 5 minutes then serve.


Substitute chicken for broccoli to make the dish fridge free and vegetarian.

Recipe adapted for camping and inspired by:

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 626Total Fat: 8.7gSaturated Fat: 1.5gCholesterol: 50mgSodium: 998mgCarbohydrates: 99.7gFiber: 4.6gSugar: 13.7gProtein: 32.6g
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  1. Thanks for this – my daughter needed a one-pot vegetarian stir fry recipe for her Scout troop campout this weekend and she said it worked well – she doubled the recipe and substituted tofu and broccoli for the chicken.

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