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Video: Kung Pao Chicken

Make spicy kung pao chicken that rivals your favorite Chinese restaurant’s versio

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In this video, you’ll see how to make kung pao chicken, the spicy mainstay of Chinese restaurants. It’s surprisingly easy to make. Strips of boneless chicken breast simmer with peanuts in a spicy sauce with sesame oil, white wine, and soy sauce, which gets a nice kick from hot chili paste and vinegar. Adjust the chili paste to make this as hot or as mild as you like. Watch the video, then get Arlena's 5-star recipe for Kung Pao Chicken. It beats Chinese takeout every time! See more Chinese food videos >>

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Jun. 11, 2015 11:09 am
I didn't make it yet but am deciding whether I should. It does sound and look terribly dry.
Oct. 15, 2014 11:10 pm
This recipe was a total dud... dry, spicy-hot but otherwise tasteless. The sauce recipe called for only 2 tbsp of liquid, which is not enough liquid to make a "sauce"
Oct. 12, 2014 3:04 pm
Seems to be too salty, otherwise great.
Oct. 11, 2014 10:59 pm
Kung Pao Chicken is a Chinese dish. Pad Kra Prao Chicken is a Thai dish. Pad means stir fry and Kra Prao means basil. So it is correct that the recipe shown here doesn't have any basil because it's the Chinese dish. You can take my word for it because I'm Thai (and half Chinese). :)
Oct. 11, 2014 5:06 am
I believe Kung Pao Chicken is Thai not Chinese. This is nowhere near the correct recipe. It doesn't even have basil. However, It is possible there is a recipe in China with the same name or near that. But I know there is one in Thailand and I've heard this even in movie and cooking shows as a Thai recipe. One other fact is there are a lot of people who haven't even been to Thailand and try to muck about with recipes. Finally, I'm sure that it would probably be a nice dish on rice. Just not sure where it comes from.
Oct. 10, 2014 3:01 pm
This is a terrible inauthentic recioe for Kung Pao.
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