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Kung Pao Chicken Recipe
  • READY IN 40 mins

Kung Pao Chicken

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"This is my favorite recipe for Kung Pao chicken. It tastes like the one from my favorite Chinese place. It is quick and easy too. Serve with warm cooked rice. Try it! "

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
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Directions

  1. Mix the chicken, 1 tablespoon of cornstarch, salt, pepper, and 1 pinch of five-spice powder together in a bowl until the chicken is coated, and set aside.
  2. Whisk together water, soy sauce, brown sugar, sesame oil, 1 tablespoon of cornstarch, rice vinegar, and 1 pinch of five-spice powder in a bowl until the mixture is smooth, and set aside.
  3. Place 1 tablespoon of oil in a wok or large skillet over medium-high heat, and cook and stir the chicken mixture until the chicken is browned, about 5 minutes. Remove the chicken from the wok, and set aside.
  4. Pour 1 more tablespoon of oil into the heated wok, and stir in the onion, celery, garlic, and red pepper flakes. Cook and stir the vegetables until they start to become tender, about 3 minutes. Pour in the cornstarch mixture, and cook and stir until the sauce thickens, about 1 minute. Remove the wok from the heat, lightly stir in the cooked chicken and peanuts, and serve.
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  • PREP 25 mins
  • COOK 15 mins
  • READY IN 40 mins
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 15, 2014

This was very good Kung Pao Chicken. It is spiced perfectly. If you read the recipe it clearly states to add red peppers to taste. So if you like your Chinese food spicy, throw in a tablespoon of red pepper. Also, if you don't like so much sweet cut the brown sugar in half. I did not have Chinese five-spice powder but is easy enough to make if you have the ingredients in your kitchen, and it a must. Will be making this on a regular basis.

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 04, 2011

The kung- pao chicken tastes good, but it is not as good as Panda Express, it needs more spice.

 

10 Ratings

Oct 19, 2009

not bad but not great either

 
May 04, 2012

Too sweet - not spicy enough. The sauce is really thick - sorry but this is not the recipe for us.

 
Aug 28, 2012

I've made this several times, and not only is it delicious, it's a very flexible recipe. Sometimes I have more or less chicken, sometimes no green onions, sometimes I make extra sauce, sometimes I don't add the peanuts. No matter what, the flavor is wonderful! No idea if it's authentic, but it's good.

 
Apr 18, 2014

This recipe was good, but I took off a star because it doesn't taste like the kung pao I'm used to (with a reddish sauce). It was good, and pretty much tasted of the Chinese five spice powder. I also added a yellow pepper and a lot more celery. Overall, a good meal but not quite the kung pao I was looking for.

 
Jan 02, 2014

Amazing! I used only two green onions, and about a cup of peanuts which I did not

 
Nov 13, 2013

It was OK but not enough vegetables for me.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 277 kcal
  • 14%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 12.1 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 65 mg
  • 22%
  • Fat
  • 13.7 g
  • 21%
  • Fiber
  • 1.2 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 26.3 g
  • 53%
  • Sodium
  • 495 mg
  • 20%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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