Panda Express Chow Mein RecipeThe Editors at Food Fanatic | Food Fanatic
Looking for a Panda Express Chow Mein recipe? Try our version!
If you grew up eating chow mein from Panda Express on every visit to the mall, you might be wondering how to recreate that recipe at home.
The good news is, homemade Panda Express chow mein is easy! Plus, it’s a healthier option that tastes delicious.
And, you don’t need any fancy equipment.
A wok is helpful, but not mandatory. A large skillet will work too.
What is chow mein?
Mein, or “mian,” refers to noodles in Chinese. Chow, or “chao” in Chinese, means stir fry.
So, chow mein involves parboiled wheat noodles stir fried with vegetables.
What is in the Chow Mein at Panda Express?
The Panda Express chow mein recipe includes pan-fried Yakisoba noodles, bean sprouts, shredded onion, cabbage and celery. Sesame oil and cooking oil are used, along with Chinese cooking wine and soy sauce.
Our version of Panda Express chow mein includes chicken. Feel free to add beef or pork instead.
What Noodles Are Used for Chow Mein?
You can use either flat or rounded noodles for chow mein. Yakisoba noodles, or even ramen noodles, will work.
Just discard the flavor packet.
Now that you know how to make Panda Express chow mein at home, you don’t need to head to the mall! Save even more money by checking out our other Asian recipes for takeout meals to cook at home.
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Panda Express Chow Mein Recipe
- 5 3 ounce packages Instant Ramen Noodles, (discard seasoning packet)
- 1/2 pound Chicken Breast, thinly sliced
- Salt and Pepper
- 3 tablespoons Olive Oil
- 1 small Onion, diced
- 1 10 ounce package Shredded Cabbage
- 2 cloves Garlic, minced
- 2 teaspoons Fresh Ginger, grated
- 1/3 cup Soy Sauce
- 3 teaspoons Sesame Oil
- Bring a large pot of water to boil and cook ramen according to the time on the package.
- Heat a large skillet on the stove over medium-high heat. Add olive oil, swirling to coat.
- Season chicken with salt and pepper. Add to your pan and cook for 2-4 minutes, until browned.
- Add onions and cabbage, stir to combine, and cook for 3-5 minutes.
- For the chow mein sauce, mix together garlic, ginger, soy sauce and sesame oil in a bowl. Pour into your skillet and cook for 3-5 minutes.
- Stir in cooked noodles and serve.
- Refrigerate leftovers for 3-4 days.
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Author: The Editors at Food Fanatic
Recipe Yields: 4 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Amount Per Serving