Panda Express Teriyaki Chicken Recipe: Tasty Treats from Your Stove!

Craving takeout but short on cash? No problem! Make your own Panda Express-style Teriyaki Chicken at home—it’s easy and won’t cost much. Just imagine juicy chicken thighs cooked perfectly in a yummy teriyaki sauce with garlic and ginger. Serve it with rice and veggies to get that takeout feel without spending too much.

Teriyaki chicken is awesome—it’s sweet, garlicky, and gingery. And the best part? You can whip it up fast using stuff you already have in your kitchen. It’s like a fancy meal without all the fuss.

Panda Express Teriyaki Chicken Recipe

Panda Express Teriyaki Chicken Recipe

Get ready to enjoy a delicious homemade version of Panda Express teriyaki chicken that's even tastier than the original! This recipe is packed with juicy flavor, and the homemade teriyaki sauce makes it extra special. Plus, you can have it ready to eat in just 30 minutes, faster than driving to the restaurant!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Servings 5
Calories 323 kcal


  • Frying Pan
  • Mixing bowls
  • Cutting Board
  • Knife
  • Spatula


  • lb Boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • ½ tsp Ground pepper
  • tbsp Neutral oil
  • 1 tsp Grated ginger
  • 1 tsp Minced garlic
  • ½ cup Low-sodium soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp Rice vinegar
  • 3 tbsp Brown sugar
  • 1 tsp Sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp Water mixed with 2 tsp Cornstarch
  • 2 tbsp chopped Green onions for garnish
  • 2 tsp Sesame seeds for garnish


  • Dry the chicken thighs with a paper towel and sprinkle them with salt and pepper.
  • Heat a big pan over medium heat with a tablespoon of oil. Put in the chicken thighs and cook for 3-4 minutes on each side until they’re cooked through. Then, set them aside.
  • In the same pan, add the rest of the oil, along with the grated ginger and minced garlic. Cook for about a minute, then pour in the soy sauce, rice vinegar, brown sugar, and sesame oil. Let it boil, then add the cornstarch mixture. The sauce will get nice and thick.
  • Put the chicken back in the pan and let it simmer for another 3-4 minutes on low heat. Sprinkle with green onions and sesame seeds before serving.
  • Serve the chicken over rice with some veggies on the side.


  • Adjust the brown sugar to your taste.
  • For extra flavour, marinate the chicken overnight in the fridge.
  • To keep the chicken juicy, don’t overcook it. Use a meat thermometer if you’re unsure.
  • Leftovers can be stored in the fridge for 2 to 3 days.
  • When reheating, do it on the stove over low to medium heat for the best results. You can also use the microwave, but cover the chicken with a damp paper towel to keep it from drying out.

Nutrition Facts:

Calories323 kcal
Monounsaturated Fat7g

What’s the Difference Between Teriyaki Sauce and Soy Sauce?

What’s the Difference Between Teriyaki Sauce and Soy Sauce?

Soy sauce is made from water, salt, and fermented soybeans. Teriyaki sauce has soy sauce, plus sugar, ginger, and garlic for extra flavour.

What’s in Teriyaki Sauce?

Traditional teriyaki sauce has soy sauce, sugar, mirin, and sake. In the West, you might find versions with ginger, garlic, or honey.

How to Store Leftover Panda Express Teriyaki Chicken?

To keep your Teriyaki Chicken fresh:

1. Cool & Seal: Let it cool, then store it in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

2. Reheat: Warm it gently in the microwave or stove. If the sauce thickens, add a bit of water.

3. Freezing: Freeze leftovers in freezer-safe containers. Thaw in the fridge before reheating. You can also freeze the sauce separately.

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