The 16 Best Panda Express Copy Cat Recipes!

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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.

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



Beijing Beef  / Glitter and Gluttony

Crispy beef, bell peppers and onions in a full-bodied beef  sauce.

Panda Express Inspired Beijing Beef

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  • Reply
    June 17, 2019 at 2:57 pm

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

  • Reply
    June 16, 2019 at 6:10 pm

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

  • Reply
    June 16, 2019 at 10:40 am

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

  • Reply
    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!!