Panda Express Recipes Index (Copycat)

Panda Express Recipes (EVERY ONE!) from the menu, from entrees to sides and appetizers! Quick, easy and they taste just like the original recipes.

Every Panda Express Recipe from the menu, from entrees to sides and appetizers!Panda Express Recipes make it onto the blog pretty often and it felt more and more important to keep a page where you could go to see all the recipes in one place. There is a huge selection of copycat recipes on the blog, this page is your resource for everything Panda!

I got so many requests when I started re-creating Panda Express Recipes that it became a sort of a mission to get all of them! Hope you enjoy!

  1. Orange Chicken – The king of all Panda Express recipes, this copycat has been viewed over a half a million times in less than a year! 
  2. Mushroom Chicken – One of the healthy picks on the menu, this recipe is easy to make, done in 15 mintues and tastes amazing! Zucchini Mushroom Chicken
  3. Honey Walnut Shrimp – No need to pay the extra for shrimp today, make it at home! Panda Express Honey Walnut Shrimp are fried with a tempura batter and quickly tossed in a honey sauce and sweetened walnuts.
  4. Firecracker Chicken Breast – A healthier alternative to the super popular Sweetfire Chicken (see below) Panda Express Firecracker Chicken Breast with marinated white meat and peppers in a spicy black bean sauce. An authentic recipe from Panda Express!
  5. Chow Mein – The top selling side dish, just a few ingredients and ten minutes until you’re enjoying this delicious Chow Mein. A perfect Panda Express Chow Mein Copycat recipe! The only difference you will find is that it is about half as much oil, so you don't feel so heavy after your meal! Enjoy with my Panda Express Mushroom Chicken Copycat dish!
  6. Fried Rice – Passing on the Chow Mein, then surely you want this fried rice! Panda Express Fried Rice is the most popular side ordered and with good reason. Salty and savory, with veggies mixed in the rice is a great counterpart to your favorite two entree home!
  7. Black Pepper Chicken – Another item on the healthy for you section of the menu, this chicken has a huge punch of flavor. Panda Express Black Pepper Chicken is marinated ginger soy chicken, in a peppery black pepper sauce with celery and onions that tastes exactly like the Panda Express version you love! And really low in fat and WW points!
  8. Kung Pao Chicken – The authentic recipe shared by a Panda Express chef in Hawaii, there is nothing more fun than working with the exact recipe! Full of Spicy Wok fired Chicken Breast, Zucchini, Red Bell Peppers and crunchy Peanuts in a Sesame Ginger-Garlic Sauce, this recipe is Authentically Panda Express! The recipe is straight from the source!
  9. Beijing Beef – Orange Chicken’s beefy brother, this is crispy, crunchy sweet and heat all at once! Panda Express Beijing Beef is an awesome copycat of the original with crispy strips of marinated beef, bell peppers and sliced onions, tossed in the wok with a tangy sweet and spicy sauce.
  10. Mandarin Teriyaki Chicken – Healthy, easy and makes a great sauce for salmon and beef too! Panda Express Mandarin Teriyaki Chicken made with just a few ingredients and cooked on a super hot grill pan, you'll be saving yourself a ton of time and money by making it at home!
  11. Sweet and Sour Sauce – Not going to lie I dip most entree items in this at least a little. 😉 Panda Express Sweet and Sour Sauce is the perfect classic Chinese takeout dipping sauce that is bright red in color, sweet and acidic. The perfect dipping sauce for egg rolls, wontons and crispy wonton strips.
  12. String Bean Chicken Breast – One of the healthiest entrees on the menu, you’ll love the fresh flavors! Panda Express String Bean Chicken Breast with onions cooked quickly in a wok in a light ginger soy sauce.
  13. Cream Cheese Rangoon – Crispy, creamy and salty appetizer? Check, check, check! Panda Express Cream Cheese Rangoon made with a creamy center and crispy exterior, these are the perfect appetizer for your next Chinese takeout meal. You can make ahead and freeze for later too.
  14. Beef and Broccoli – One of the original favorites! Didn’t think I would forget this one, did you? A Panda Express Beef and Broccoli delicious spot-on copycat with tender stir fried flank steak and steamed broccoli in a classic ginger soy sauce.
  15. Sweetfire Chicken Breast – My new favorite (shh…don’t tell Orange Chicken I am totally cheating on it!) This copycat Panda Express Sweetfire Chicken Breast dish is made with crispy chicken with garlic, red bell peppers, onions and pineapples in a sweet and spicy chili sauce. A spot on copy!
  16. Mixed Veggies – Look if we NEED something totally healthy, I guess this is the best way to do it! These veggies have a secret source of awesome flavor! Panda Express Mixed Veggies is a mix of broccoli, zucchini, carrots, string beans and cabbage steamed in chicken stock for added flavor.

Am I missing a dish you love? Let me know! If you made it all the way through this list you must love Panda Express Recipes!


About the Author: Sabrina Snyder

Sabrina is a professionally trained Private Chef of over 10 years with ServSafe Manager certification in food safety. She creates all the recipes here on Dinner, then Dessert, fueled in no small part by her love for bacon.

Sabrina Snyder is a professionally trained personal and private chef of over 10 years who is the creator and developer of all the recipes on Dinner, then Dessert.

She is also the author of the cookbook Dinner, then Dessert – Satisfying Meals Using Only 3, 5 or 7 Ingredients, published by Harper Collins.

She started Dinner, then Dessert as a business in her office as a lunch service for her coworkers who admired her lunches before going to culinary school and becoming a full time personal chef and private chef.

As a personal chef Sabrina would cook for families one day a week and cook their entire week of dinners. All grocery shopping, cooking and cleaning was done along with instructions on reheating. As a private chef she cooked for private parties and cooked in family homes in the evenings for families on a nightly basis after working as a personal chef during the day.

Sabrina has been certified as a ServSafe Manager since 2007 and was a longstanding member of the USPCA Personal Chef Association including being on the board of the Washington DC Chapter of Chefs in the US Personal Chef Association when they won Chapter of the year.

As a member of the community of food website creators Sabrina Snyder has spoken at many conferences regarding her experiences as a food writer including the Indulge Food Conference, Everything Food Conference, Haven Food Conference and IACP Annual Food Professionals Conference.

Sabrina lives with her family in sunny California.

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    1. You’re welcome. Yummm… Shanghai Angus Steak! Let us know which recipes you tried and tell us what you think!

  1. Looks so very interesting, can’t wait to start making use of your wonderful recipes!! Thank you for allowing me to be one of your members!!

  2. Absolutely delicious I made the kung pao chicken without the Chile’s cuz I have small children we love it. Thank you for sharing

  3. Hi Sabrina,

    Any chance you can create the spicy eggplant that used to be on Panda’s menu?

    How about the creamy cilantro lime dressing from El Pollo Loco?

    Thank you!

  4. One selection Panda Express no longer offers was a favorite of mine:
    Eggplant & Tofu with Garlic Sauce.

  5. There was something that they took off the menu several years ago and I can’t remember what it was called. I’d get it with the Orange Chicken and it was SO good…I’d give anything to 1)remember what it was called, and 2)to have a copycat recipe of it