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Panda Express Mushroom Chicken stir fry with zucchini in a white bowl
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5 from 30 votes

Panda Express Mushroom Chicken Copycat Recipe

Try this Panda Express Mushroom Chicken Copycat recipe! Tender pan seared chicken stir fried with mushrooms and zucchini in a delicious Asian soy ginger garlic sauce!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time18 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian, Chinese
Servings: 4
Calories: 192kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 lb chicken breast thinly sliced, about ¼ inch thick
  • 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 cups mushrooms sliced
  • 1 zucchini cut into half circles
  • sesame seeds for garnish

Chicken Marinade

  • 1 Tablespoon soy sauce
  • Tablespoon Shaoxing wine can substitute cooking wine
  • 2 teaspoon corn starch
  • ½ teaspoon brown sugar

Sauce

Instructions

  • In a medium size bowl, combine the ingredients for the marinade and add in the thinly sliced chicken breast. I recommend letting this marinate in the fridge for at least 30 minutes to overnight. Otherwise, let this sit while you prep the other ingredients.
  • Combine all the ingredients for the sauce in a small bowl and set it aside.
  • Heat a wok or pan over high heat. Wait until the pan is hot and then add the vegetable oil and lay the chicken pieces flat in a single layer - leave out the marinade. In order to get a good sear, don't crowd the pan and leave the chicken pieces alone until you get a golden brown sear, anywhere from 30 seconds to 1 minute. Flip over the chicken and repeat. Remove the chicken from the pan.
  • Add the mushrooms and zucchini to the pan and saute for 2 - 3 minutes. Lower the heat to medium and add the chicken back in.
  • Next add in the sauce - use about half if you prefer less sauce(stir the sauce before adding it as the cornstarch will settle). Saute everything together for 1 - 2 minutes until the sauce has thickened. Top with sesame seeds. Serve immediately.

Notes

Store leftovers in an airtight container and keep in the fridge for up to 3 days. 
 

Nutrition

Calories: 192kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 781mg | Potassium: 731mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 132IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg