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Fast Food Nutrition: Panda Express Mushroom Chicken entree
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Panda Express

Best Choice:  Mushroom Chicken entrée with Veggie Side

Panda Express offers several “Wok Smart” entrées that have less than 250 calories per serving. The Mushroom Chicken entrée features diced chicken, sliced zucchini, and button mushrooms tossed in a flavorful garlic ginger sauce. The entire entrée has just 180 calories and 14 grams of filling protein. Make sure to note that this doesn't include steamed rice (it can really boost the calories) so if you insist on a side, choose the Mixed Veggie side dish for just 70 more calories.

Nutrient Breakdown: 250 calories, 9.5g fat, 1.5g sat fat, 18g protein, 1370mg sodium

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