I made this when my parents came to town and it was a super busy night so I didn’t get to take step by step pictures. I for sure want to make this again because it was really really good so I’ll update with pictures next time.

Panda Express Mushroom Chicken

(Adapted from Dinner then Dessert)


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1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into thin bite sized slices

3 tablespoons cornstarch

1 tablespoon canola oil

1 tablespoon sesame oil

8 ounces crimini mushrooms, sliced (white mushrooms are authentic to the recipe, but I love crimini)

1 medium zucchini, cut in half lengthwise, then in ½ inch slices

¼ cup soy sauce

2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

3 garlic cloves, minced

2 teaspoons minced ginger (or ½ teaspoon ground ginger)

sesame seeds, for garnish (optional)


Toss the chicken with cornstarch.


Heat the canola and sesame oil in the pan.


Add chicken and cook on medium-high until browned on both sides, about 2-3 minutes on each side.


Remove chicken from the pan, and turn the heat up to high.


Add in the mushrooms and zucchini and cook until they start to brown.


Add the garlic and ginger and cook/stir for 30 seconds.


Cook for another 2-3 minutes as vegetables soften a little.


Add the chicken back in and stir to coat.

Add in the soy sauce and balsamic vinegar and stir to coat.


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