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.

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  1. Would love if you can copycat their black pepper angus steak recipe with broccolini. They replaced the shanghai angus steak with this one. Thank you!

  2. I love their hot & sour soup I COULD NOT believe they took it off the menu (I’m hoping it’s a seasonal item & not discontinued)

  3. I love your recipes! Thanks so much! Do you have a recipe for the coconut shrimp? That is my favorite

  4. Do you have any suggestions on their spring rolls and sweet and sour sauce? Can’t wait to try some of these recipes. Thank you!

  5. I’d love to see you do their seasonal dish (which should be put on the regular menu) honey sesame chicken!

  6. I’d love it if you had Panda Express’ recipe for Honey Sesame Chicken (which they’ve only had off and on a couple times).

  7. I see others requested it too, but I vote for Panda Express’s eggplant tofu recipe. Not all PE’s have it, but it is still available.

    1. YES, eggplant tofu!! I was so excited when I read that you had every single Panda Express recipe, but then was so disappointed that this was not one of them. 🙁

  8. I’m a Foodie from Portland and like to have more recipes Such as Filipino food like bistek and pancit or Hawaiian recipes Khalsa pork and Mac salads are a plus

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