Kung Pao Chicken

Kung Pao Chicken

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Rebecca Clark

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@Ladybug1274

I absolutly love this recipe!! My teenage son also loves this made with Firm Tofu. How many teenagers like Tofu? Not many.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
4
Prep:
1 Hr
Cook:
10 Min

Ingredients

  • MARINADE/SAUCE

  • 6 Tbsp
    soy sauce
  • 8 tsp
    mirin
  • 2 Tbsp
    peanut oil
  • 2 Tbsp
    oyster sauce
  • 2 Tbsp
    water
  • 2 Tbsp
    chili oil
  • 4 tsp
    rice vinegar
  • MAIN DISH

  • 4 small
    chicken breast halves, skinless and boneless
  • 4 Tbsp
    cornstartch
  • 4 to 6 c
    peanut oil or vegetable oil
  • 2/3 c
    unsalted roasted peanuts
  • 10 to 12
    dried arbol chiles
  • 2 tsp
    minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp
    red chili flakes
  • 4 Tbsp
    chopped green onion
  • ON THE SIDE

  • ·
    cooked white or brown rice

How to Make Kung Pao Chicken

Step-by-Step

  1. Make the marinade by combining all of the ingredients in a small bowl.
  2. Cut the chicken into bite-size chunks, then stir it into the marinade, cover, and chill for 1 hour. Stir the chicken a couple times as it marinates.
  3. After 1 hour, pour the marinated chicken into a wire mesh strainer over a bowl. When all the liquid has strained off the chicken, dump the chicken into a medium bowl and sprinkle with the cornstarch while tossing to coat each piece evenly. Save the sauce in the bowl.
  4. Heat 4 to 6 cups of oil in a large saucepan or wok over medium heat. When the oil begins to shimmer (around 300 degrees F), drop the chicken into the oil and cook for about 2 minutes, or until the chicken begins to brown. Remove the chicken to a plate , then preheat a large saute pan over medium heat. If using a wok, rinse the wok and preheat it over medium heat.
  5. When your pan or wok is hot, add the strained sauce, peanuts, dried chilies, garlic, and chili flakes. When the sauce begins to boil, add the chicken and cook for 1 minute, stirring often. Add the green onions and cook for 1 more minute, or until the sauce has thickened and the chicken has darkened. Pour out onto a serving plate and serve with white or brown rice.

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About Kung Pao Chicken

Course/Dish: Chicken Other Main Dishes
Regional Style: Asian
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy



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