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Panda Express Black Pepper Chicken Recipe

Panda Express Black Pepper Chicken Recipe

Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Servings 4
Calories 289 kcal


For the Chicken

  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 yellow onion, sliced
  • 3 celery stalks, sliced
  • 2 tbsp corn starch
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tbsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp ginger powder
  • 2 tbsp peanut oil
  • 2 cups cooked rice

For the Sauce

  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup oyster sauce
  • 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp ginger powder


For the Sauce

  • To prepare the sauce, simply combine all the sauce ingredients into a bowl and mix thoroughly. Then set it aside.

For the Rice

  • Cook the rice according to the package instructions. Set aside.

For the Chicken

  • Mix 2 tablespoons of the soy sauce, 1/2 tablespoon of the chili vinegar, the cornstarch and the ground ginger to make the marinade.
  • Cut the chicken into one-inch pieces and soak them in the marinade for 30 minutes.
  • Heat peanut oil over medium-high heat in a large skillet or wok. Once it's heated, begin cooking the chicken pieces in batches. Don't overcrowd the skillet. Place the cooked chicken on a plate until all of the chicken has been cooked.
  • Place all the chicken back into the skillet and add the diced vegetables. Saute for about 5 minutes until vegetables are tender.
  • Next, add the sauce and broth to the skillet, and bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for about 5 minutes.
  • Serve the chicken and vegetables over a bowl of rice, and enjoy.


  • Be sure to not add the sauce until the end. The sauce should pull the flavors together, but if it's overcooked, it will make the dish mushy. 
  • You could use fresh ginger instead of ginger powder. Just be sure to chop it into very small pieces.
  • Make sure the celery stalks and bell peppers are fresh and crispy, so they maintain a good bite even after they're cooked.