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Panda Express Mushroom Chicken Copycat

  • Author: chefjar
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


This copycat Panda Express mushroom chicken recipe is based on the very popular mushroom chicken that you can get at Panda Express.


  • 1 pound ( 500 grams) boneless and skinless chicken breast, thinly sliced- 1/4 inch thick
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 cups mushrooms, cleaned and quartered
  • 1 large zucchini, cut into half circles
  •  3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ginger, minced

Chicken Marinade


  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup light soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch


  • In a medium bowl combine all the ingredients for the marinade. Add the chicken and mix to coat; allow to marinate for 20-30 minutes or overnight.
  • Combine all the ingredients for the sauce in another small bowl. Set it aside.
  • Heat oil in a large skillet over high heat. Once the skillet is smoking, add the chicken in a single layer (don't overcrowd the skillet to get a good sear). Cook until browned, flipping and mixing as needed.  Once cooked, remove from the skillet and set aside.
  • Add the mushrooms and zucchini to the skillet and cook until vegetables are crisp tender ( about 2-3 minutes), mixing frequently.
  • Reduce the heat to medium low and add the chicken back to the skillet. Add the garlic and ginger and cook for 1 minute, stirring frequently.
  • Finally, pour the sauce into the skillet, mix everything to coat. Stir fry until the sauce thickens.
  • Serve immediately.
  • Enjoy!



  • A longer marinating time will give you a softer, more flavorsome chicken experience. It depends on your own personal palate, but for a marinade you really need at least 30 minutes. If you soak the chicken in your marinade overnight, it will have a stronger flavor with plenty of tender, juicy chicken.
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 10 min
  • Category: Chicken recipes
  • Cuisine: Asian


  • Calories: 300kcal
  • Sugar: 4g
  • Sodium: 1946mg
  • Fat: 13g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Carbohydrates: 13g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 30g
  • Cholesterol: 82mg

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