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A white plate with Panda Express Chow Mein being twisted up with chopsticks.
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5 from 2 votes

Copycat Panda Express Chow Mein

This Copycat Panda Express Chow Mein recipe tastes just like the restaurant! These delicious noodles are ready in just 20 minutes and taste great with chicken, shrimp, or steak!


  • 6 oz. dry Chow Mein stir fry noodles


  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 2 cups cabbage, shredded
  • 2 Tablespoons peanut oil, can sub canola


  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon oyster sauce*, See Notes
  • 1 Tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 1 Tablespoon brown sugar, packed
  • 2 teaspoons freshly grated ginger


  • Boil the Chow Mein noodles in a large pot for about 3 minutes. Drain, then rinse with cold water and drain again. Set aside.
  • In a large pot on medium heat, combine the onions, celery, cabbage, and peanut oil and cook for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • In a small bowl, mix together the sauce ingredients and add to the vegetables. Stir in the Chow Mein noodles, and serve.


*Oyster sauce is not necessary,  I had it on hand and it gives it a nice flavor. A little goes a long way so don't overdo it.
Additional ingredient options: Carrots, Broccoli, Bean Sprouts, Water Chestnuts, Seared Chicken, Beef, or Shrimp.
Use leftovers as a cold work lunch!


Calories: 275kcal, Carbohydrates: 42g, Protein: 8g, Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 1245mg, Potassium: 284mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 8g, Vitamin A: 5470IU, Vitamin C: 18mg, Calcium: 45mg, Iron: 2mg