Skip the takeout and cook your favorite noodle dish cheaper and better at home! The Panda Express Chow Mein Copycat recipe is ready in minutes and tastes just like you would in a restaurant. This veggie stir fry is hearty, delicious and sure to satisfy your Chinese food cravings!
Now that I’m constantly blogging at home, I no longer have the “I’m too tired” excuse to cook. In addition, G and I agreed to streamline our spending on food, which means less eating out and more home-cooked food for us.
So what do you do when she’s craving her favorite Panda Express chow mein but she’s too cheap to cough up dough? She is learning to do it herself.
The good thing is that Panda Express Chow Mein Copycat can be quickly and easily recreated at home. So fast and easy, in fact, you’re ready to enjoy it in less time than it would take to wait in line at a restaurant!
Plus, there are no fancy ingredients to drive around town for. Well, maybe noodles, but you can find everything else in most big supermarkets.
Frying is a quick process, so get all the ingredients ready before you start.
To prevent the noodles from getting soggy, boil them for about 1 minute less than indicated on the package, and immediately rinse in cold water. They will run out when they are fried with the rest of the ingredients.
Cut the vegetables into equal pieces to ensure even and quick cooking.
The sauce will taste quite strong and salty, but don’t worry, it will balance out after mixing with the rest of the ingredients.
To mix ingredients freely and without splashing, use a wok or a wide skillet with high sloping sides.
Use frying tongs to keep the noodles intact and reduce breakage.
Cook over high heat to brown foods quickly and preserve the natural juices of vegetables.
How to store leftovers
Store in a container with a tight-fitting lid and refrigerate for up to 3 days. Reheat in the microwave in 1-2 minute intervals or until fully heated through.