Panda Express Chow Mein

Copycat version of Panda Express’ oil fried Chow Mein noodles with vegetables.

  • Author: Jessica Pinney
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Cuisine: Chinese-American
Close up of a white serving bowl filled with homemade Panda Express Chow Mein noodles.


12 oz chow mein noodles

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger

3 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce

1 tablespoon brown sugar

½ teaspoon ground black pepper

3 tablespoons canola or olive oil

2 cups cabbage, thinly sliced

1 medium yellow onion, thinly sliced

3 celery stalks, thinly sliced

2 green onions, sliced


Cook chow mein noodles according to package, drain and set aside.

Whisk together the soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic, ginger, and black pepper in a small bowl and set aside.

Heat oil in a large skillet and saute the onions and celery until softened.

Add the sliced cabbage and cook for 3-4 minutes until wilted.

Place the cooked noodles and sauce into the pan and toss to evenly coat. Remove from heat.

Garnish with the sliced green onions and serve immediately, enjoy!