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Panda Express Chow Mein in a white dish with orange chicken in the background.

Our Version of Panda Express Chow Mein

Panda Express Chow Mein recipe is so easy to make and tastes exactly like the Panda Express side dish. Make a healthier version of Panda at home for a fraction of the price!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Chinese
Keyword Side, Side Dish
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 169kcal
Author Erica Walker



  • In a small bowl combine soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic, ginger and black pepper. Set aside.
    Chow mein sauce in a glass dish
  • Remove Yaki Soba from packages and discard included flavoring packets. Rinse noodles well, drain, and set aside.
    Chow mein noodles being rinsed
  • Heat oil in a large wok or skillet.  Add celery and onion and saute for about 1-2 minutes or until onions start to become soft and transparent. Add cabbage and saute an additional minute.
    Onions and celery being sautéed
  • Add Yaki Soba noodles and soy sauce mixture with the vegetables and stir-fry over medium-high heat for an additional 2-3 minutes or until noodles are heated through.
    Noodles and sauce for Panda Express chow mein



*In this recipe you can add a shake or two of sesame oil to the vegetable oil to add a deeper flavor, but don't overdo it! I am not including it in the recipe because the sesame oil flavoring can become overpowering real quick if you aren't careful. I have made it both ways (with and without sesame oil) and they both taste great.


Calories: 169kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 556mg | Potassium: 175mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 73IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 1mg