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Panda Express Black Pepper Chicken
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4.34 from 6 votes

Panda Express Black Pepper Chicken

This Black Pepper Chicken is like the dish at Panda Express, and the sauce is easy to make with ingredients from your pantry. 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian-Inspired
Keyword: black pepper chicken
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 417kcal
Author: Taylor Stinson


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lb chicken breasts
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • Salt & pepper, to taste
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 4 celery stalks, chopped
  • 1 red or green pepper, chopped
  • Scallions, sesame seeds & chili flakes, for garnish (optional)

Stir fry sauce

  • 1/4 cup hoisin sauce
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp black pepper


  • 1 3/4 cups water
  • 1 cup white rice
  • 1 tsp butter
  • 1 pinch salt


  • Mix ingredients together for stir fry sauce, then cook rice in a rice cooker.
  • Season chicken with salt & pepper, then toss in cornstarch. Add olive oil to a large skillet over high heat, then add chicken and saute for 3-4 minutes until lightly browned.
  • Add onion, celery and red pepper, sauteeing another 4-5 minutes until veggies soften. Mix in stir fry sauce, then cook another 2 minutes until it thickens.
  • Serve chicken over rice and garnish with scallions, sesame seeds and chili flakes. Enjoy!



Calories: 417kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 76mg | Sodium: 973mg | Potassium: 719mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 1176IU | Vitamin C: 43mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 1mg