If you’re looking to have a “Hot Ones”-type experience of your own, Panda Express may have what you need. The chain’s new Blazing Bourbon Chicken is made with the only sauce in the world to feature the Apollo pepper, which gives it its fiery kick and makes this Panda Express’s spiciest-ever offering. The dish consists of boneless, crispy chicken bites and stir-fried fresh vegetables tossed in a combination of “Hot Ones” Last Dab Apollo hot sauce and Sweet Bourbon sauce.
Panda Express’ Blazing Bourbon Chicken is inspired by Taiwanese popcorn chicken and made with dark meat that receives a crispy coating intended to deliver a satisfying bite. A Mashed correspondent who attended the press event for this release learned that the spicy sauce is made with bourbon, honey, smoke, and Last Dab hot sauce. While the “Hot Ones” team had to convince Panda Express to opt for the spiciest sauce out there, the new partners collectively came up with something they thought customers would love.