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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!

Panda Express SweetFire Chicken Breast (Copycat)

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!
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Chinese
Keyword Panda Express SweetFire Chicken Breast (Copycat)
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 403 kcal
Author Dinner, then Dessert

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon vegetable oil , divided
  • 1 pound boneless , skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch squares, but thinly*
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 2 large eggs , beaten
  • 2 garlic cloves , minced
  • 1 red bell pepper , chopped into 1 inch cubes
  • 1/4 white onion , sliced into 1 inch thick wedges
  • 2 cups pineapple , cubed into 1 inch cubes
  • 1/2 cup Thai sweet chili sauce
  • 3 tablespoons green onions , chopped for garnish
  • sesame seeds , for garnish
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Instructions

  1. Heat 1/2 cup of vegetable oil in a skillet over medium high heat.
  2. In a large ziploc bag add the chicken and cornstarch, seal and shake until totally covered.
  3. Dip each piece into the egg to cover, then dregde into the flour (to be honest I usually just add flour back into the original ziploc bag and add the chicken back into it and shake it a little each time so the chicken doesn't stick to each other.)
  4. Working in batches, cook for 2 minutes on the first side and one minute on the second side or until golden brown and crispy.

  5. Remove from the pan.
  6. Heat the remaining tablespoon of vegetable oil in your skillet over medium high heat.
  7. Add bell pepper, onion, garlic and pineapple

  8. Cook until the bell pepper and pineapple just starts to wilt a little and is warm throughout (about 2-3 minutes)

  9. Add the chicken back in and add in the sweet chili sauce.
  10. Stir to combine everything and serve immediately.
  11. If using the green onions and sesame seeds, sprinkle them on top as a garnish.

Recipe Notes

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* Don't dice the chicken into cubes. You need to cut the chicken into thinner squares, so like a 1 inch by 1 inch square that is maybe 1/4 inch thick. Think of it like the shape of a matchbook a thin square.

Nutrition Facts
Panda Express SweetFire Chicken Breast (Copycat)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 403 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 15g94%
Cholesterol 102mg34%
Sodium 323mg14%
Potassium 427mg12%
Carbohydrates 32g11%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 16g18%
Protein 19g38%
Vitamin A 785IU16%
Vitamin C 53.7mg65%
Calcium 23mg2%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.