Copycat Panda Express Chow Mein Noodles Recipe Is Ready in 20 Minutes by 30Seconds Food

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Copycat Panda Express Chow Mein Noodles Recipe Is Ready in 20 Minutes

Panda Express copycat recipes are always in demand. This is a copycat recipe for their flavorful chow mein that is so addictive. Perfectly cooked noodles are cooked with celery, onion and cabbage then coated in a simple sauce. Delish. This copycat Panda Express chow mein noodles recipe is one you'll make over and over again. 

Serve this easy 20-minute Asian noodle recipe as a vegetarian main dish or as a side dish with chicken, pork or beef. Make a batch of crispy egg rolls and you having a winning dinner combination.

Cuisine: Asian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar, packed
  • 2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger
  • 3 packages (3 ounces each) dry ramen noodles or 2 packages (5 ounces each) refrigerated ramen noodles (discard seasoning packets or save for another use) 
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 ribs celery, sliced
  • 2 cups shredded cabbage

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Combine the soy sauce, garlic, brown sugar and ginger in a small bowl.
  2. Cook the ramen noodles in boiling water for 2 minutes. Drain.
  3. Heat the oil in a large skillet. Add the onion and celery and cook until crisp-tender, about 3 to 4 minutes. Add the cabbage and cook about 2 minutes. 
  4. Add the ramen noodles and soy mixture. Cook, stirring, about 2 minutes or until heated through. 

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Ramen Noodles $1 & Up
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Brown Sugar $2 & Up
Vegetable Oil $2 & Up
Skillets $10 & Up

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Elisa Schmitz
Oh, my. Yes to all the Panda copycat recipes. So easy and so delish! #yum
I love making chow mein...
Gonna whip up a big batch of this and have it as my lunches for a few days!
Mindy Hudon, M.S., CCC-SLP
I made this tonight! It was quick and delish! I added some chicken. It tasted better than chow mien. I have never had Panda Express so I can't compare, but so yummy! My son wants the recipe to make it too!
Elisa Schmitz
So glad you enjoyed this easy, delicious recipe, Mindy Hudon, M.S., CCC-SLP ! I love that you added chicken. I will try that, too. Sounds so good! Thanks for letting us know how it turned out for you (and hope your son enjoys making it, too!). Donna John

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