Kung Pao Chicken Recipe

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Servings: 4


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  • 1 1/3 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 4), cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 5 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sherry
  • 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons white-wine vinegar or rice vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons Asian sesame oil
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 1/2 cup peanuts
  • 4 scallions, white bulbs and green tops cut separately into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried red-pepper flakes


  1. 1. In a medium bowl, toss the chicken with 1 tablespoon of the soy sauce, 1 tablespoon of the sherry, and the 1 tablespoon cornstarch.
  2. 2. In a small bowl, combine the sugar, vinegar, sesame oil, water, and the remaining 4 tablespoons of soy sauce, 1 tablespoon of sherry, and 2 teaspoons cornstarch.
  3. 3. In a wok or large frying pan, heat 1 tablespoon of the oil over moderately high heat. Add the peanuts and stir-fry until light brown, about 30 seconds. Remove from the pan. Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon oil. Add the white part of the scallions and the red-pepper flakes to the pan and cook, stirring, for 30 seconds. Add the chicken with its marinade and cook, stirring, until almost done, 1 to 2 minutes. Add the soy-sauce mixture and the scallion tops and simmer until the chicken is just done, about 1 minute longer. Stir in the peanuts.


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 200g
Recipe makes 4 servings
Calories 347  
Calories from Fat 178 51%
Total Fat 19.89g 25%
Saturated Fat 2.74g 11%
Trans Fat 0.21g  
Cholesterol 57mg 19%
Sodium 1254mg 52%
Potassium 479mg 14%
Total Carbs 11.58g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2.3g 8%
Sugars 4.14g 3%
Protein 29.35g 47%
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  • Mihir Shah
    Really easy to make and tastes great. I didn't have any white wine on hand, so paired with Domenico's 05 Zin. I love Zin's and will eat anything with them! Added some chopped cilantro to finish.
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    • Sean Macey
      absolutely stunning meal, very easy to make and i love the flavours
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      • Helena
        LOVE LOVE LOVE this dish. Very easy to make! The whole family loves it!
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