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Panda Express Sweetfire Chicken
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5 from 2 votes

Sweet Fire Chicken {Panda Express Copycat}

This Sweet Fire Chicken is a perfect Panda Express copycat with chicken, red pepper, onion and pineapple in a spicy sweet chili sauce.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 502kcal


  • 1 lb chicken breasts, diced
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 eggs
  • salt & pepper, to taste
  • 1 tbsp canola oil
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 red pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 cup pineapple chunks
  • 1/2 cup sweet chili sauce
  • 1 pinch chili flakes
  • 4 green onions, sliced


  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 cup white rice
  • 1 tsp butter
  • 1 pinch salt


  • Cook rice in a rice cooker or on the stovetop according to package directions.
  • Add eggs and flour to two separate bowls. Coat chicken in egg mixture, then toss in flour.
  • Heat canola oil in a large skillet over med-high heat. Add coated chicken pieces to skillet once oil is hot, then season with salt and pepper. Cook for 3-4 minutes, stirring often, until browned.
  • Add onions and red pepper, sauteeing another 2-3 minutes until veggies are tender. Stir in pineapple chunks, sweet chili sauce and chili flakes, tossing mixture until well coated and cook for 1-2 minutes until sauce thickens.
  • Serve chicken over rice and garnish with green onions. Enjoy!



If you don’t have any sweet chili sauce, make your own using 1 tbsp. hot sauce, 4 tbsp. honey and 1 tbsp. soy sauce.
Store the leftovers in the fridge for up to 5 days. Reheat in a pan on the stovetop or in the microwave.
Freeze this recipe for up to 3 months. Defrost in the fridge overnight then reheat as normal.


Calories: 502kcal | Carbohydrates: 75g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 75mg | Sodium: 481mg | Potassium: 662mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 1131IU | Vitamin C: 46mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 2mg