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Copycat Panda Express Chow Mein


Chow Mein, a popular dish in Chinese cuisine, has found its way into the hearts and stomachs of people around the world. Panda Express, a renowned American Chinese fast-food chain, has particularly popularized this dish with its unique blend of flavors. However, you don’t have to rely on takeout to enjoy this delicious meal. With a few simple ingredients and a bit of kitchen magic, you can recreate Panda Express Chow Mein right in your own home.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
6 mins
Total Time:
11 mins
Copycat Panda Express Chow Mein


For the Chow Mein:

  • 8 ounces of chow mein noodles
  • 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
  • 2 cups of shredded cabbage
  • 1 cup of shredded carrots
  • 1/4 cup of soy sauce
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon of grated ginger
  • 2 stalks of green onions, sliced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Copycat Panda Express Chow Mein


Step 1: Prepare the Noodles

  1. Bring a pot of water to a boil and cook the chow mein noodles according to the package instructions.
  2. Once cooked, drain the noodles and set them aside.

Step 2: Cook the Vegetables

  1. Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the minced garlic and grated ginger to the skillet and cook for about 1 minute until fragrant.
  3. Add the shredded cabbage and carrots to the skillet and cook for 3-4 minutes until the vegetables are tender-crisp.

Step 3: Combine

  1. Add the cooked noodles to the skillet with the vegetables.
  2. Pour the soy sauce over the noodles and vegetables, tossing everything together until well combined.
  3. Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the noodles are heated through.

Step 4: Serve

  1. Remove the skillet from the heat and sprinkle the sliced green onions over the top.
  2. Taste the chow mein and season with salt and pepper as needed.
  3. Serve hot and enjoy your homemade Copycat Panda Express Chow Mein!
Copycat Panda Express Chow Mein

Nutrition Facts (per serving)



Making your own Panda Express Chow Mein at home is not only easy but also allows you to customize the dish to your liking. Whether you’re craving a quick weeknight meal or planning a weekend feast, this simple recipe is sure to satisfy your taste buds. So why wait? Head to the kitchen and start cooking up a delicious batch of homemade chow men today!

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