Panda Express Firecracker Chicken Recipe

panda express firecracker chicken recipe

If you’re craving Chinese food and want to skip the long lines, Panda Express is a good place for fast and delicious options. Panda Express is one of the most popular Chinese restaurants in the world, and while that’s no surprise, the popularity of their chicken dishes has not always been that high on the list of priorities.

Today I am going to share with you a Copycat Panda Express firecracker chicken recipe which is extremely delicious. This recipe from Panda Express is super easy and super delicious. It’s a delicious twist on the classic chicken firecracker recipe! This is my favourite dish and I’ve made it many times. I’ve tried many copycat recipes, but none of them compares to the original Panda Express Firecracker Chicken recipe. The best part is that the dish only takes 10 minutes to make.

This chicken recipe is easy to make, but the flavours are great. It’s great for Easter holidays, family gatherings, or just a nice warm meal to cook for yourself. You can modify this recipe depending on what you have on hand so it will be different every time. It’s perfect for stewing, slow cooker or Dutch oven cooking.

How To Make Panda Express Firecracker Chicken

Panda Express Firecracker Chicken Recipe is easy to make at home. The firecracker chicken recipe can be made with fresh or frozen chicken and the ingredients are readily available, making it a great meal for any night of the week. This Panda Express copycat recipe is sure to become your new favourite.

After collecting all the ingredients, let’s start making the Copycat Panda Express firecracker chicken recipe.


  • Marinated Chicken Breast ( Sliced), 12 oz
  • Salad Oil, 2 tablespoon
  • Sesame Oil, 1 teaspoon
  • Whole Dry Chili Pepper, 8 pcs
  • Ground Ginger, 1 teaspoon
  • Ground Garlic, 1 teaspoon
  • Red Chili Pepper (Crushed), 1 teaspoon
  • Washed Black Beans, 1½ teaspoon
  • Red Bell pepper (Diced), 2 oz
  • Yellow bell pepper Tri-Cut, 2 oz
  • Yellow Onion (Diced), 3 oz
  • Cooking Wine, 1 teaspoon
  • Soy Sauce, 1 tablespoon
  • Cornstarch, 1 Tablespoon
  • Water, ¼ cup 


Step 1

Over a high flame, heat a clean wok. Heat 2 tablespoons of salad oil in the wok until hot.

Step 2

Put the marinated chicken breasts into the wok. Cook for approximately 50 seconds, stirring quickly to separate the meat. Take out the cooked marinated chicken breast and oil from the wok. Drain thoroughly.

Step 3

In a heated wok, combine A and B. Stir for 30 seconds. Then add chicken breasts cooked in marinade and Group “C”. Heat the sauce until it boils and thickens.

Step 4

Continuing to stir and fold the ingredients until thoroughly mixed, add 1 tbsp sesame oil. Place the finished product over a serving dish and serve.

Panda Express Firecracker Chicken Recipe

Cuisine: Chinese

Cuisine type: Main Dish

Servings: 4 Serving

Preparation time: 15 Minutes

Cooking time: 15 Minutes

Total time: 30 Minutes

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