Panda Express Mushroom Chicken Copycat

Savory Panda Express Mushroom Chicken Copycat recipe: juicy chicken, tender mushrooms, and flavorful sauce, all in one easy and delicious dish, try it tonight!

Get ready for a savory adventure with this Panda Express Mushroom Chicken Copycat recipe, a spot-on recreation of the beloved dish. With tender chicken, meaty mushrooms, and a rich, velvety sauce, this satisfying stir-fry is sure to become a weeknight staple in your household.

Ready Time

25 mins

Yields

8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 cups mixed mushrooms (button, cremini, shiitake), sliced
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced

Instructions

In a small bowl, whisk together soy sauce, oyster sauce (if using), sugar, sesame oil, white pepper, and salt. Set the sauce aside.

In a large skillet or wok, heat 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil over medium-high heat.

Add the chicken to the skillet and cook until browned and cooked through, about 5-7 minutes. Remove the chicken from the skillet and set aside.

In the same skillet, add the remaining 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil.

Add the sliced mushrooms and cook until they release their liquid and start to brown, about 3-4 minutes. Add the minced garlic and grated ginger to the skillet and cook for 1 minute, until fragrant.

Return the cooked chicken to the skillet and pour in the reserved sauce.

Stir everything together to coat the chicken and mushrooms in the sauce. Cook for an additional 1-2 minutes, until the sauce has thickened.

Stir in the thinly sliced green onions.

Serve the Panda Express Mushroom Chicken hot, garnished with additional green onions if desired.

Notes

Use chicken breasts that are fresh and of high quality for the best results. For a more authentic Panda Express experience, use a combination of mushroom varieties as specified.

If you can’t find fresh ginger, you can substitute with 1 teaspoon of ground ginger.

You can reduce the amount of soy sauce if you’re watching your sodium intake. Oyster sauce is optional, but it adds a rich, savory flavor that’s characteristic of Panda Express.

If you choose to omit it, simply omit or substitute with an alternative sauce.

Make sure to not overcook the chicken, as it can become dry and tough. Cook until it reaches an internal temperature of 165°F.

If you prefer a thicker sauce, mix 1 tablespoon of cornstarch with 1 tablespoon of water and add it to the sauce before cooking.

You can prepare the sauce and marinate the chicken ahead of time for up to 24 hours. This recipe makes 8 servings, which can be easily halved or doubled depending on your needs.

Refrigerate or freeze leftovers for up to 3 days.

Reheat gently over low heat, adding a splash of water if needed to achieve the desired consistency.

Nutrional Value

  • Calories: 340
  • Total Fat: 18g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.5g
  • Cholesterol: 60mg
  • Sodium: 550mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 20g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2g
  • Sugars: 8g
  • Protein: 26g
Panda Express Mushroom Chicken Copycat
Panda Express Mushroom Chicken Copycat

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