Panda Express Sweet Fire Chicken – A Delicious Copycat Recipe

Panda Express Sweet Fire Chicken – A Delicious Copycat Recipe

Panda Express Sweet Fire Chicken – A Delicious Copycat Recipe

 

I have a confession to make. The food at Panda Express makes me swell up like a Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade balloon. It’s not pretty. And while the entrees always sound enticing, they never quite deliver on their promise, at least not for me. That’s why I was psyched to stumble upon a copycat recipe for their Sweet Fire Chicken a while back knowing I could make it without corn starch or corn syrup and could modify the taste as I saw fit.

I served it for dinner again last night. When Jame and the boys stop talking and starting moaning during the feeding process, I know I’ve found a real winner.

Give this one a try. It’s super tasty, not at all difficult, and you won’t even blow up into a 60 ft. replica of Bullwinkle, which is always a good thing.

 

Recipe courtesy of: damndelicious.com

Ingredients:

    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
    • 1 1/2 cups diced pineapple, fresh or canned
    • 1/2 cup Thai sweet chili sauce, or more, to taste
    • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
    • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
    • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch chunks
    • 1 cup all-purpose flour
    • 2 large eggs, beaten

Here are the lovely ingredients. I doubled the recipe.

 

Panda Express Sweet Fire Chicken: ingredients

 

Directions:

  • Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium high heat.
  • Working one piece at a time, dredge chicken in flour, dip into eggs, then dredge in flour again, pressing to coat.

 

Panda Express Sweet Fire Chicken: coating prep

 

Okay, you can follow the directions coating the chicken one little piece at a time . . .

 

Panda Express Sweet Fire Chicken: one piece at a time

 

. . . or really, you can dump a bunch in the flour all at once and then transfer it all to the eggs and back into the flour as a big group. The world will keep spinning. Just make sure each piece gets covered. The coating may not be quite as perfect, but it’s also not going to take you until the next lunar eclipse rolls around to get the whole pile coated either.

 

Panda Express Sweet Fire Chicken: dump it all in!

 

  • Working in batches, add chicken to the skillet, 3 or 4 at a time, and cook until evenly golden and crispy, about 2 minutes on each side. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate. (Oops! Again, I think I exceeded the 3 or 4 at a time rule. Recipes are meant to be interpreted. The point is, leave some space between the pieces.)

 

Panda Express Sweet Fire Chicken: fry the pieces

 

  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add bell pepper and pineapple and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 3-4 minutes. Stir in chicken and Thai sweet chili sauce until well combined, about 1-2 minutes. If you like things spicy, go ahead and toss in some crushed red pepper flakes.

 

Panda Express Sweet Fire Chicken: stir in the sauce, pineapple and red pepper

 

  • Serve immediately, garnished with green onions. Serving it over rice is nice as well.

 

Panda Express Sweet Fire Chicken: Enjoy!

 

And here’s the printable version of the recipe:

 

Panda Express Sweet Fire Chicken

Serves 4
Prep time 15 minutes
Cook time 15 minutes
Total time 30 minutes
Website Damn Delicious
A popular Panda Express dish comes alive in the comfort of your own kitchen! It's a sweet and tangy combination of pineapple, chicken and Thai chili sauce that you will absolutely adore!

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 red bell pepper (chopped)
  • 1 1/2 cup diced pineapple (fresh or canned)
  • 1/2 cup Thai sweet chili sauce
  • 2 green onions (thinly sliced)
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts (cut into 1-inch squares)
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 Large eggs (beaten)

Directions

Step 1
Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium high heat.
Step 2
Working one at a time, dredge chicken in flour, dip into eggs, then dredge in flour again, pressing to coat.
Step 3
Working in batches, add chicken to the skillet, 3 or 4 at a time, and cook until evenly golden and crispy, about 2 minutes on each side. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate.
Step 4
Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add bell pepper and pineapple and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 3-4 minutes. Stir in chicken and Thai sweet chili sauce until well combined, about 1-2 minutes.
Step 5
Serve immediately, garnished with green onions.

 

Enjoy!

 

Written by Becky


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