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Instant Pot Lo Mein

Instant Pot Lo Mein is a delicious Chinese inspired noodle recipe. This is an Instant Pot “Dump and Start” recipe that is ready in about 30 minutes.

Course Dinner
Cuisine Chinese
Keyword instant pot Chinese, pressure cooker lo mein
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Resting Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 364 kcal
Author Sandy Clifton


  • cups Chicken Broth (2 cups for 8 qt*)
  • 8 oz Spaghetti Noodles, uncooked
  • 1 lb Chicken Tenders (or just use vegetables)
  • 1 cup Matchstick Carrots
  • 1 cup Sliced Mushrooms


  • 3 Tablespoons Soy Sauce
  • 4 lg cloves Garlic, pressed or finely minced
  • 1 Tablespoon Brown Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Sriracha or Sambal Oelek Chili Paste
  • 1 Tablespoon Grated Ginger
  • 2 teaspoons Toasted Sesame Oil

Vegetables Added After Cooking**

  • 1 cup Snow Peas
  • 1 cup Broccoli Florets, chopped
  • 1/2 Red Bell Pepper, thinly sliced


  • Sliced Green Onions
  • Sesame Seeds


  1. Layer the ingredients as listed, and do not stir until after pressure cooking.

  2. Add the chicken broth to the stainless liner of the pressure cooker.

  3. Break the spaghetti noodles in half and add them to the pot in a random "bird's nest" pattern.

  4. Add the carrots and mushrooms.

  5. Arrange the chicken tenders on top of the noodles.

  6. Mix the sauce ingredients together in a small bowl and pour over the chicken.

  7. Place the lid on the pot and seal it. Then set the pressure cook time to 5 minutes (High pressure) and start.

  8. When the cook time is finished, do a Quick release of the pressure, and when the pin in the lid drops, open the lid.

  9. Add the remaining vegetables and stir. Then place the lid back on but don't seal it. Let it sit about 5 minutes so the vegetables can heat through, and the noodles will absorb some more of the sauce.

  10. Serve garnished with sliced green onions and sesame seeds.

Recipe Notes

*If you use an 8 quart size pressure cooker, increase the broth to 2 cups.


**You can substitute a bag of frozen stir fry vegetables.