Copycat Panda Express Teriyaki Chicken Recipe

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Kathryn Franklin Modified: March 23, 2022
Copycat Panda Express Teriyaki Chicken Recipe

How To Make Copycat Panda Express Teriyaki Chicken

Chicken is tossed in the savory and tangy blend of lemon juice, soy sauce, and sugar for this teriyaki chicken that tastes just like a Chinese takeaway!

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 10 minutes
Total: 25 minutes



  • 2lbschicken thighs
  • 2tbspcanola oil
  • cupsugar
  • ¼cupsoy sauce,low sodium
  • 1tsplemon juice
  • ½tspgarlic powder
  • ¼tspground ginger
  • cupwater
  • 2tbspcornstarch,mixed with 2 tbsp water


  1. In a bowl, add the canola oil to chicken thighs while waiting for the grill pan to heat up on high.

  2. Add the chicken to the grill pan and grill on high for 3 to 5 minutes on each side.

  3. While the chicken is cooking, add the sugar, soy sauce, lemon juice, garlic powder, ground ginger, 1/3 cup water and bring to a boil on high heat.

  4. Lower temperature to medium-low and cook for 2 to 3 minutes.

  5. Add the water/cornstarch mixture then cook over low heat until just thickened.

  6. Spoon the sauce over the chicken and serve with brown rice and grilled pineapple.


  • Calories: 358.86kcal
  • Fat: 22.39g
  • Saturated Fat: 5.40g
  • Trans Fat: 0.11g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 10.09g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 4.94g
  • Carbohydrates: 19.39g
  • Fiber: 0.11g
  • Sugar: 16.69g
  • Protein: 19.43g
  • Cholesterol: 111.13mg
  • Sodium: 530.46mg
  • Calcium: 11.33mg
  • Potassium: 270.10mg
  • Iron: 0.93mg
  • Vitamin A: 26.08µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.25mg
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