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Panda Express Mandarin Chicken Recipe
Panda Express Mandarin Chicken
By Todd Wilbur

Recipe Type: Entree
Calories: 310
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Recipe Rating: 4.7 (7 reviews)
Here's a dish from the rapidly growing Chinese food chain that should satisfy anyone who loves the famous marinated bourbon chicken found in food courts across America. The sauce is the whole thing here, and it's quick to make right on your own stovetop. Just fire up the barbecue or indoor grill for the chicken and whip up a little white rice to serve on the side. Panda Express - now over 700 restaurants strong - is the fastest-growing Asian food chain in the world. You'll find these tasty little quick-service food outlets in supermarkets, casinos, sports arenas, college campuses, and malls across the country passing out free samples for the asking.

Recently, Panda Express took this item off their menu and replaced it with Grilled Teriyaki Chicken. Celebrate this dead food by continuing to make it at home.

Source: "Even More Top Secret Recipes" by Todd Wilbur.

2/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup soy sauce
A definite keeper
Deb D  
Submitted on: 02/26/14
I made this last night for dinner. Todd, you nailed the recipe on this one! The flavor was perfect, the sauce delicious, and the recipe was quick and easy. I served it with brown rice and we loved it!
Harold Morris  
Submitted on: 03/21/12
Never eaten at Panda Express but this is delicious... especially with fried rice.... if you use corn starch in place of arrowroot (I couldn't find any arrowroot) , use a little more corn starch... mine came out soupy so I doubled it ... then it was too thick.. but still delicious.
Michelle Borofka  
Submitted on: 11/18/11
Wow, excellent, tastes just like at panda express if not better!
Lea Gilbert  
Submitted on: 06/11/08
Overall, it had the flavor of the original, but was much too sweet. Next time I will use less sugar. I didn't have arrowroot, so I used cornstarch and it worked perfectly.
Lynne Johnson  
Submitted on: 05/07/07
I loved this recipe - it tastes just like the original. It's quick and easy to make at home.
Romy Williams  
Submitted on: 02/18/06
I found the sauce a little bit too sweet so I would use less sugar next time. The arrowroot did not thicken the sauce enough so I had to use cornstarch too. I further changed it by using chicken breast which I roasted in the oven for 30 minutes and then sliced and added to the sauce. The family liked it very much and even more importantly, it doesn't take long to prepare!!
Carolyn Dykstra  
Submitted on: 09/04/05
My family thinks this tastes better than Panda Express's.