The 16 Best Panda Express Copy Cat Recipes!

Colorful Firecracker Chicken in a wok with tongs

The 16 Best Panda Express Copy Cat Recipes ~ from chow mein and fried rice to everybody’s favorite orange chicken, these restaurant style copy cats are spot on!


You’re next in line at Panda Express and you spot a steaming wok of your favorite dish being rushed out from the kitchen…it doesn’t get any better! Yes, I’m a Panda fan. When the food is fresh and you’re hangry, it can’t be beat, end of discussion. Unless of course you make it yourself, copy cat style, at home 😉

Here are the best copy cat Panda Express recipes from the world wide web…you’re welcome.illustration of chopsticks and noodles

Sweet Fire Chicken / Creme de la Crumb

Crispy, white-meat chicken, red bell peppers, onions and pineapples in a bright and sweet chili sauce.

Panda Express inspired Sweet Fire Chicken



Chow Mein Copy Cat / Rasamalyalsia

Stir-fried wheat noodles with onions, celery and cabbage.

Panda Express inspired Chow Mein



Firecracker Chicken / The View from Great Island

Flash fried chicken breast with a rainbow of peppers and onions in a sweet ‘n spicy sauce.

Firecracker Chicken in a bowl with chopsticks



Mongolian Beef / Dinner at the Zoo

Wok seared thinly sliced flank steak in a brown sugar soy sauce ~ yum!

Panda Inspired Mongolian Beef



Chinese Orange Chicken / Damn Delicious

Crispy chicken wok-tossed in a classic sweet and spicy orange sauce.

Panda Express inspired Orange Chicken



Wok Fired Shrimp / I Wash You Dry

Sweet onions, red bell pepper, snap peas and tender shrimp in a mildly spicy sauce.

Panda Express inspired Wok Fired Shrimp



Black Pepper Chicken  / Gimme Some Oven

Sautéed chicken, peppers, celery and onions in a bold black pepper sauce.

Panda Express inspired Black Pepper Chicken



Honey Walnut Shrimp / The Recipe Critic

Crispy shrimp, wok-tossed in a honey sauce and topped with glazed walnuts.

Panda Express inspired Honey Walnut Shrimp



Fried Rice / Masala Herb

Long grain rice cooked with soy sauce, onions, carrots, eggs, and peas.

Panda Express inspired Fried Rice



String Bean Chicken Breast / The Lemon Bowl

Chicken breast, string beans and onions wok-tossed in a mild ginger soy sauce

Panda Express inspired String Bean Chicken Breast



Shanghai Angus Steak / Dinner Then Dessert

Angus steak wok-seared with fresh string beans, onions and mushrooms in a savory brown sauce.

Panda Express inspired Shanghai Angus Beef



Mushroom Chicken / Omnivore’s Cookbook

A delicate combination of chicken and mushrooms wok-tossed with a light sweet savory soy sauce.

Panda Express inspired Mushroom Chicken



Beef and Broccoli / The View from Great Island

A classic favorite. Tender beef and fresh broccoli in a ginger soy sauce.

Panda Express inspired Broccoli Beef



Kung Pao Chicken / Kitchen Sanctuary

A spicy stir fry with lots of chunky veggies and chicken, coated in a rich, tasty Sichuan pepper sauce.

Panda Express inspired Kung Pao Chicken



Eggplant Tofu / Hip Foodie Mom

Lightly sautéed tofu and eggplant tossed in a sweet and spicy bean sauce.

Panda Express inspired Eggplant Tofu



Teriyaki Chicken / Dinner Then Dessert

Tender chicken in a sweet and savory teriyaki sauce.

Panda Express inspired Teriyaki Chicken



Panda Express Super Greens / A Spicy Perspective

Super healthy broccoli, kale, and cabbage, just like Panda’s, only better!

Panda Express Super Greens


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  • Reply
    September 22, 2020 at 1:16 am

    I was wondering if you could do the five flavor shrimp copycat. Please and thank you.

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    Billee A Burrell
    November 6, 2019 at 2:13 pm

    Thank you Sue for these Panda Express Czopycat recipes. I love the food at Panda Express. You are awesome for the recipes. They have a new recipe that consist of kale, cabbage and broccoli with a perfect garlic salt seasoning. I hpe U will have a recipe for it soon. I know it should not be complicated cause its just vegetables.

    • Reply
      November 6, 2019 at 2:48 pm

      I haven’t had the new dish, I’ll check it out!

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    October 18, 2019 at 2:13 pm

    We need the Panda Sichuan Hot Chicken recipe Sue. Don’t let us down….

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    October 2, 2019 at 6:50 pm

    Bummer! No more Sichuan chicken at Panda Express. Had it one time and couldn’t wait to go back for more…..NOW it is discontinued!!!!!! It was the best flavor ever!! So unusual.
    PLEASE come up with a recipe!!

    • Reply
      October 2, 2019 at 7:11 pm

      I’ll get right on it Bonnie,

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    September 28, 2019 at 2:32 pm

    I’ve made 3 of these and they’re dead on! Do you know any recipes that are similar to the Szichuan Hot Chicken they have now?

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    June 17, 2019 at 2:57 pm

    Each of these recipes looks so dang tasty! Can’t wait to give them a try!

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    June 16, 2019 at 6:10 pm

    I could eat these kind of dishes everyday! Each one looks amazing. Pinned

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    June 16, 2019 at 10:40 am

    Great list!!!! Thanks for posting them! I always find homemade is best!

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    June 15, 2019 at 3:41 pm

    This is a mouthwatering roundup Sue! I don’t make Asian dishes nearly enough — and I don’t know why. You’ve certainly inspired me.

  • Reply
    June 15, 2019 at 9:37 am

    Thanks so much for sharing the recipe! Pinning and sharing now 🙂

    • Reply
      June 15, 2019 at 10:05 am

      You’re so welcome!!

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