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Panda Expres Mushroom Chicken on a plate with chicken, mushrooms, and zucchini

Panda Express Mushroom Chicken (Copycat Recipe)

This Panda Express Mushroom Chicken made at home tastes even better than the restaurant's popular dish! Plus the tender chicken, hearty mushrooms and signature sauce is done faster than you can get take-out.
Course Main Course, Dinner
Cuisine Chinese
Keyword Mushroom Chicken
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 563kcal
Author Erica Walker


Panda Express Ginger Soy Sauce:


  • Cut chicken into bite-sized pieces and toss in cornstarch until each piece is well coated.
  • Heat 3 tablespoons olive oil over medium heat in large skillet or wok.
  • Add chicken pieces to skillet one at a time, spacing them apart far enough that they aren't touching. Cook for about 5-6 minutes per side or until the outside of the chicken is golden brown and is cooked through all the way. 
  • Remove cooked chicken from skillet, cover, and set aside. Wipe skillet clean. 
  • Place skillet back on stovetop over medium-high heat and add 2 tablespoons oil. 
  • Add mushrooms and soy sauce to the skillet and sauté for about 1 minute. Add zucchini and sauté until the zucchini is just cooked through. Do not overcook- the zucchini should still have some bite to it. 
  • Add chicken back to the skillet and stir in the mild ginger soy sauce (instructions below) until chicken and veggies are all covered in sauce. 
  • Serve immediately with rice or chow mein (links to recipes above). 

Panda Express Ginger Soy Sauce:

  • Combine chicken broth, soy sauce, white wine, vinegar, garlic, ginger, and brown sugar in a small saucepan. Bring to simmer and simmer for about 5 minutes, stirring often
  • Stir cornstarch and water together forming a slurry. Slowly add mixture to the sauce, whisking constantly until sauce thickens. You may not need all of the cornstarch mixture. 
  • Remove from heat and set aside until ready to use. 


Calories: 563kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 49g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 215mg | Sodium: 1739mg | Potassium: 877mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 170IU | Vitamin C: 15.3mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 3.3mg