Noodle dishes are a hit around our house anytime. Here's a recipe for Lo Mein (soft noodles versus 'Chow Mein' which is usually the fried noodles, but a lot of times people use the terms interchangeably). Instead of cutting the chicken in 1/2 inch pieces, my mom taught me a different way - you shred cut the chicken. Take a chicken breast (best if it's slightly frozen, or not all the way thawed out), slice it in about 1/4 slices, then slice those slices in strips. My mom, who was the most amazing cook ever, also taught me the trick with the cornstarch and soy sauce (step 1 in the recipe). I also add salt and pepper in that step. You'll find that the cornstarch and seasoning marinade will make the chicken just amazingly tender and velvety.
Another tip - if you have an Asian grocery store near you, stop there to buy bulk garlic. Many times they will have packages of pre-peeled fresh garlic cloves that are ready to use. Very convenient and also a lot cheaper than at the regular grocery store. (Herbs such as basil (Thai) and mint are also a lot cheaper at the Asian store!)
From Parents.com's article, Lunch Around the World Chicken Chow Mein