Kung Pao Chicken

Make one of your favorite take out dishes at home.  This Kung Pao Chicken is filled with healthy, fresh ingredients.

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Kung Pao Chicken

Make one of your favorite take out dishes at home.  This Kung Pao Chicken is filled with healthy, fresh ingredients.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Keyword chicken dinner, chinese main course, easy weeknight meal
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Marinading time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 433 kcal
Author Lisa Marie Todd

Ingredients

Chicken Marinade

  • pound  Boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into 1" cubes
  • tablespoon  Cornstarch
  • tablespoon  Dark soy sauce
  • tablespoon  Shaoxing rice wine
  • 1/2  teaspoon  Roasted sesame oil

Kung Pao Chicken

  • tablespoon  Mirin
  • tablespoons  Dark soy sauce
  • tablespoon  Sugar
  • tablespoon  Chicken stock
  • tablespoon  Balsamic vinegar
  • teaspoon  Sesame oil
  • tablespoon  Canola oil divide 1 tbsp 3 tbsp
  • 1   Red bell pepper diced
  • 1   Green bell pepper diced
  • 2   scallions white and green part thinly sliced
  • 2   Cloves garlic minced
  • teaspoons  Fresh ginger minced
  • 4-8   Dried red chilies stemmed seeded, and halved
  • 1/3  cup  Dry roasted peanuts
  • 1   Brown or white rice prepare according to package

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, combine cornstarch, soy sauce, rice vinegar and sesame oil. Mix well. Add chicken and mix well, thoroughly covering the chicken. Set aside and let marinate for 15 minutes.
  2. Combine rice wine, soy sauce, sugar, chicken stock, vinegar and sesame oil. Set aside.
  3. In a wok or large nonstick skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of canola oil over high heat until almost smoking. Add chicken. Allow to cook for a minute before stirring. Stir chicken for about 4 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
  4. Add 2 tablespoons of canola oil to wok then add bell pepper. Cook for 1 minute. Add scallion, chiles, garlic, and ginger for 1 minute. Add sauce and stir. Add chicken and stir. Cook until chicken is cooked through and sauce has thickened. Stir in nuts and serve with brown or white rice.
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