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Kung Pao Chicken

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A spicy, sweet and savory stir-fry Chinese dish made with chicken, peanuts, vegetables and chillies.
Kung Pao Chicken

Kung Pao Chicken is a classic dish in Sichuan cuisine. It is one of the most famous Szechuan dish where chicken is stir-fried in a spicy, sweet and savory sauce. Serve this as a main dish with rice or as part of a multi-course meal.

Kung Pao Chicken

Kung Pao Chicken
5 from 2 votes

Kung Pao Chicken Recipe

A spicy, sweet and savory stir-fry Chinese dish made with chicken, peanuts, vegetables and chillies.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time40 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: dinner, weeknight

Ingredients for Kung Pao Chicken

  • 500 g Chicken Breast skinless, boneless, chopped
  • 2 tsp Chinese Rice Wine or Dry Sherry
  • 2 tbsp Corn Flour
  • 3 to 4 tbsp Oil
  • 1 tbsp Peppercorns
  • 1/2 cup Red & Green Capsicums chopped, seeds removed
  • 1 tbsp Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 16 to 20 Dry Red Chillies chopped
  • 2 Spring Onions trimmed, chopped
  • 1/4 cup Peanuts roasted, to garnish

For the Sauce:

  • 1 tsp Dark Soy Sauce
  • 3 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 2 tsp Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1 tsp Chinese Rice Wine or Dry Sherry
  • 2 tsp Sugar
  • 1 tsp White Pepper Powder
  • 1/4 cup Water
  • 2 tsp Corn Flour

How to make Kung Pao Chicken

  • Mix all the sauce ingredients in a bowl and keep aside.
  • Transfer the chicken pieces to a large bowl.
  • Add the Chinese rice wine and corn flour.
  • Mix well and keep aside for 20 to 30 minutes.
  • Heat 1 tblsp of oil in a pan over medium flame.
  • Saute the marinated chicken pieces until half-cooked.
  • Remove and keep aside.
  • Add all the remaining oil to the pan.
  • Add the peppercorns, ginger garlic paste and stir quickly.
  • Add the red chillies and fry for a minute.
  • Add the chicken pieces, capsicums and the sauce.
  • Stir until evenly mixed and all the chicken pieces are evenly coated.
  • Add the spring onions and peanuts.
  • Mix well.
  • Remove and serve with steamed rice.
Praveen Kumar
Praveen Kumar
Praveen Kumar founded Awesome Cuisine, a platform created in 2008 to showcase India's vibrant culinary heritage. A digital marketer by profession and a passionate food lover, Praveen has been exploring the world of food since his school days. With Awesome Cuisine, he combines his expertise in digital marketing with his deep love for food, sharing delicious recipes and inspiring others to appreciate the joy of cooking. Through Awesome Cuisine, he invites you to join him on a flavorful journey and discover the wonders of Indian cuisine.

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