PF Chang’s Home Menu Chicken Lo Mein Review

PF Chang's Home Menu Chicken Lo Mein

Sometimes it’s fun to go out to PF Chang’s with a group of friends and feast on some Asian-style food. However, sometimes you just want to stay home alone in your PJs and have a similar eating experience. For anyone interested in the latter over the former, there’s PF Chang’s Home Menu, a line of frozen food from PF Chang’s.

Today, we’re checking out the PF Chang’s Home Menu Chicken Lo Mein. This isn’t the first time we’ve tried a lo mein dish from this frozen food brand — we actually quite enjoyed the Shrimp Lo Mein. However, that was a meal for two, and the Chicken Lo Mein we’re trying today is a single-serve bowl.

Unless you live right next door to a PF Chang’s restaurant, it’s faster to cook one of these lo mein bowls than it would be to drive to PF Chang’s. Simply open up the box and put the bowl in the microwave for about five minutes. That’s all there is to it. (To see the more detailed cooking instructions, check out the package scans at the bottom of this article.)

PF Chang's Home Menu Chicken Lo Mein

When this first comes out of the microwave, it looks a little pale. That’s because the sauce is mostly at the bottom of the dish. Once you give it a quick stir, you’ll find the color palette to darken up a bit.

PF Chang's Home Menu Chicken Lo Mein

Now, even after stirring, the chicken here seems a bit dry and crumbly. It also doesn’t have a ton of flavor. We’re actually sort of surprised by how mediocre this chicken is coming from a company like PF Chang’s.

The noodle portion, however, is quite good. The noodles are just a little firm, which is perfect. Sometimes the noodles in frozen meals can get a little soggy, but that’s not a problem here at all.

These noodles also end up sticky with the sauce, which is a great quality for this dish. The box describes this as a “savory garlic and ginger sauce,” which doesn’t quite convey that this is actually a soy sauce with a garlic flavor and slight hints of ginger. It’s a good sauce, though, and we highly approve of it. The box claims its spice level is one pepper out of five, but it does have a little bit of a bite to it — definitely more than we’d expect from a one-pepper rating.

There are shiitake mushrooms in the mix, though we didn’t find nearly as many as we hoped there’d be. You can also expect some celery, carrots, and peas, though none of them has a substantial impact on the flavor.

This lo mein is not designed for dieters. With 410 calories and 830 mg of sodium, you probably won’t want to make this a meal you eat regularly.

The PF Chang’s Home Menu Chicken Lo Mein is a great-tasting meal despite the low quality of the chicken. In fact, this would have been better as a vegetarian dish, or with a different type of meat.

To learn more about the nutrition content, ingredients, or cooking instructions for this PF Chang’s frozen lo mein bowl, check out our package scans below.

PF Chang's Home Menu Chicken Lo Mein
PF Chang's Home Menu Chicken Lo Mein