Kung Pao Chicken

Kung Pao Chicken
  • Servings : 4
  • Prep Time : 30m
  • Cook Time : 30m
  • Ready In : 2:00 h

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This tasty Kung Pao chicken is similar to what is served in Chinese restaurants. It’s easy to make, and you can be as creative with the measurements as you want.


  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch, dissolved in 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons white wine, divided
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce, divided
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil, divided
  • 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - cut into chunks
  • 1 ounce hot chile paste
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon distilled white vinegar
  • 1 (8 ounce) can water chestnuts
  • 4 ounces chopped peanuts
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic


Step 1

Combine water and cornstarch in a cup; set aside.

Step 2

Combine 1 tablespoon wine, 1 tablespoon soy sauce, 1 tablespoon sesame oil, and 1 tablespoon cornstarch/water mixture in a large glass bowl. Add chicken pieces and toss to coat. Cover the dish and refrigerate for about 30 minutes.

Step 3

Combine remaining 1 tablespoon wine, 1 tablespoon soy sauce, 1 tablespoon sesame oil, and remaining cornstarch/water mixture in a medium bowl. Whisk in chile paste, brown sugar, and vinegar. Add water chestnuts, peanuts, green onions, and garlic and toss to coat.

Step 4

Transfer water chestnut mixture to a medium skillet. Heat slowly over medium heat until aromatic.

Step 5

Meanwhile, transfer chicken from marinade into a large skillet; cook over medium-high heat, stirring, until chicken is cooked through and juices run clear.

Step 6

Combine water chestnut mixture and sautéed chicken together in one skillet. Adjust heat and simmer together until sauce thickens.



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