Skip ordering takeout and stay in! Make this delicious Panda Express chow mein Instant pot Chinese food. Tender pasta, celery, cabbage all mixed with the popular stand-out sauce. This copycat Panda Express chow Mein is such a hit in our home.
Panda Express noodles are one I always have to order. There is something that makes their Hokkien street noodles stand out from other restaurants.
Instant Pot copycat recipes truly help me to stay home and cook for my family more. We can recreate popular restaurant recipes at home right in our pressure cooker.
Quick, simple, and you get similar flavors as you would ordering.
- Hokkien Noodles
- Soy sauce
- Hoisin sauce
How to Make
The first step is to turn your pressure cooker to sauté. Allow the pot to get hot to mimic a wok.
Add in your oil and veggies and cook them down to work on caramelizing them.
When the vegetables are close to done, Todd in noodles and sauce and sauté another 2-3 minutes.
Make sure to stir or you will burn the noodles. Once done, turn off and serve.
Variations To Chow Mein Recipe
- Consider sautéing diced chicken before veggies to add in some meat.
- Use classic or light soy sauce depending on flavor preference.
- Cook vegetables to your preference of being done.
- Make a double or triple batch to feed a larger group.
Storage of Leftovers
Have a bit of your Panda Express noodles leftover? Place all leftovers in the refrigerator for 3-4 days. Just eat the fish cold or choose to heat it on the stove or microwave.
The veggies will be softer in texture but still delicious. Just make sure to add a tad of water if you heat on the stove. This will help prevent the burning of noodles or vegetables.
Recipe FAQs for Panda Express Chow Mein
Hokkien noodles are a fresh egg-style noodle. You will find they are used in many Asian and Chinese recipes. They are not always found in the stores. If you happen to can't find it, you can replace it with any long noodle style pasta.
Yes, if you want to make this a full dinner, use cooked chicken. Then mix in as you cook the vegetables to get it nice and hot. Then follow the recipe as it follows.
Chow mein does refrigerate nicely. The vegetables will soften a bit, but overall, it tastes great. Serve cold the next day or warm it up in the microwave.
If you want to make for meals, just place them in single-serve containers and then grab and go to enjoy.
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