Copycat Panda Express Black Pepper Chicken Recipe

This Copycat Panda Express Black Pepper Chicken recipe lets you make your favorite take out dish at home. Next to Orange Chicken, this is my favorite side at my go-to lunch spot. Not only can you tweak the recipe to suit you, you can also save quite a bit of money. This tangy, ginger and black pepper dish is so delicious that you’ll want to eat it every day. Make extra and save the leftovers for lunch!

Copycat Panda Express Black Pepper Chicken Recipe

How To Make Copycat Panda Express Black Pepper Chicken

Prep: 10 mins
Marinade: 15 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Total: 40 mins


  • 4 tbsp. soy sauce
  • ½ tsp. ground ginger
  • 1 tbsp. chili vinegar
  • 3 tbsp. cornstarch
  • salt , to taste
  • 1 lb. boneless chicken breast, cut into cubes
  • 4 tbsp. oil
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 5 celery stalks, sliced thickly
  • 2 tbsp. black pepper


To make the chicken marinade:

  1. Combine soy sauce and ginger in a small bowl.

  2. Add ½ tbsp. vinegar, cornstarch and a pinch of salt.

  3. Add the chicken.

  4. Mix well to cover the chicken with marinade. Let sit for 15 minutes

To Cook Chicken:

  1. Heat 2 tbsp. oil in a hot wok
  2. Saute onion and celery for two minutes.

  3. Add the chicken in the wok with the marinade mixture.

  4. Stir in the remaining ingredients: chili vinegar and black pepper.

  5. Add salt to taste.

  6. Serve hot with the sauce formed in the wok, over rice or noodles


  • Sugar: 1g
  • :
  • Calcium: 38mg
  • Calories: 275kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 15g
  • Cholesterol: 58mg
  • Fat: 14g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Potassium: 482mg
  • Protein: 21g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Sodium: 772mg
  • Vitamin A: 78IU
  • Vitamin C: 3mg
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