Best Chinese Chow Mein recipe
Tastes just like Panda Express except it takes just minutes to whip up and tastes a million times better!
I love recreating take-out recipes at home. You know exactly what’s going into your dish, and the homemade version is ALWAYS better without a doubt. And this Panda Express copycat is no exception. Best of all, you can make this in less than 20 minutes! How easy is that?
I kid you not. This is one of the easiest recipes I have ever made. It requires such few ingredients and this recipe is practically foolproof. And there really is no comparison to Panda Express because it’s just that much better. We didn’t even have a main dish to pair this with but we still devoured this on its own like there was no tomorrow!
- 1/4 cup reduced sodium soy sauce
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar, packed
- 2 teaspoons freshly grated ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
- 2 (5.6-ounce) packages refrigerated Yaki-Soba, seasoning sauce packets discarded*
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 onion, diced
- 3 stalks celery, sliced diagonally
- 2 cups shredded cabbage
- In a small bowl, whisk together soy sauce, garlic, brown sugar, ginger and white pepper; set aside.
- In a large pot of boiling water, add Yaki-Soba until loosened, about 1-2 minutes; drain well.
- Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add onion and celery, and cook, stirring often, until tender, about 3-4 minutes. Stir in cabbage until heated through, about 1 minute.
- Stir in Yaki-Soba and soy sauce mixture until well combined, about 2 minutes.
- Serve immediately.
*Yaki-Soba is ramen-style noodles and can be found in the refrigerated aisle of your local grocery store.
Servings Per Container 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories 382.3 Calories from Fat 67.5
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7.5g 12%
Saturated Fat 1.1g 6%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 1193.7mg 50%
Total Carbohydrate 71.6g 24%
Dietary Fiber 1.9g 8%
Protein 13.5g 27%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2, 000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Chinese takeout is often very greasy. This recipe only has 7.5g of fat per serving! That’s only about 1 ½ teaspoons. Furthermore, this version has plenty more veggies than takeout: each bowl boasts over 2 servings of vegetables!
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