Panda Express Mushroom Chicken Copycat

Panda Express mushroom chicken is based on Panda Express’s extremely well-liked mushroom chicken. Even better, you can get this restaurant-quality lunch without ever leaving your home!

Panda Express mushroom chicken

The convenience of your own home is now available for enjoying mushroom chicken. It uses traditional Asian ingredients and flavors for a truly delightful piece of homemade bliss, and it’s quite simple to create. Slices of chicken are combined with mushrooms and zucchini in a garlicky soy sauce. Amazingly, all you actually need to do to prepare it is marinate your chicken, then sear it before sautéing the vegetables in the sauce.

Panda Express mushroom chicken Ingredients

Panda Express mushroom chicken

  • 1 pound (500 grams) of boneless, skinless, thinly sliced, 1/4 inch thick chicken breast
  • Vegetable oil, two tablespoons
  • 2 cups cleaned and quartered mushrooms
  • 1 substantial zucchini, quartered
  • 3 minced garlic cloves
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped ginger

Chicken Marinade

  • Light soy sauce, two tablespoons
  • a teaspoon of rice vinegar
  • one teaspoon of sesame oil
  • corn starch, two tablespoons


  • 1/4 cup light soy sauce and 1/2 cup water
  • Oyster sauce, two tablespoons
  • a teaspoon of rice vinegar
  • Brown sugar, 2 tablespoons
  • Cornstarch, one tablespoon


Panda Express mushroom chicken

  1. Make the marinade by combining all of the ingredients in a medium bowl. Mix in the chicken to coat; marinate for 20 to 30 minutes or overnight.
  2. In a separate small bowl, combine the sauce ingredients. Put it away.
  3. In a large skillet, heat oil to a high temperature. In order to achieve a good sear, add the chicken to the skillet in a single layer when the skillet is smoking. Cook, flipping and mixing as necessary, until browned. Remove the cooked food from the skillet and place it in a bowl.
  4. Cook, stirring frequently, the zucchini and mushrooms in the skillet until crisp tender (about 2 to 3 minutes).
  5. Return the chicken to the skillet and reduce the heat to medium-low. Cook, stirring frequently, for one minute before adding the ginger and garlic.
  6. Last but not least, add the sauce to the skillet and stir everything to coat. Stir-fry until the sauce becomes more thick.
  7. Serve right away.
  8. Enjoy!


  • You will get softer, more flavorful chicken if you marinate the chicken for a longer period of time. Depending on your preferences, a marinade should be prepared for at least 30 minutes. The flavor of the chicken will be richer and there will be a lot of soft, juicy chicken if you marinate it for the entire night.
  • Nutrition: Calories: 300kcalSugar: 4gSodium: 1946mgFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 2gCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 1gProtein: 30gCholesterol: 82mg