Kung Pao Chicken

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Deborah Duncan

By
@deb50duncan

This is from this site: rasamalaysia.com/kung-pao-chicken/2

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Serves:
6-8
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
10 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

1 1/2
boneless & skinless chicken breast (or 3 boneless & skinless chicken drumsticks)
3 Tbsp
roasted peanuts
8-12
dried red chilies (deseeded and cut into halves)
3 Tbsp
cooking oil
5
slices peeled fresh ginger
2
gloves garlic (sliced diagonally)
1
stalk scallion (chopped)

FOR THE MARINATE:

1 Tbsp
corn starch
2 tsp
soy sauce
1 Tbsp
shaoxing wine
1 tsp
oil

FOR THE SAUCE:

1 1/2 Tbsp
light soy sauce
1 tsp
dark soy sauce
1 tsp
sugar
1/4 tsp
black vinegar
2 Tbsp
water
1 tsp
corn starch

How to Make Kung Pao Chicken

Step-by-Step

  • 1Cut the chicken meat into small cubes, rinse in water, pat dry with paper towels and marinate with the ingredients above for 30 minutes.
  • 2Mix the sauce ingredients in a small bowl and set aside.
  • 3Heat up a wok with one tablespoon cooking oil and stir-fry the marinated chicken until they are 70% cook. Dish out and set aside.
  • 4Clean the wok and add in the remaining 2 tablespoons of cooking oil until it smokes.
  • 5Add in the ginger and garlic slices and do a quick stir before adding in the dried red chilies.
  • 6Stir fry the dried red chilies until aromatic and they smell spicy, then add in the chicken meat.
  • 7Do a quick stir before adding in the roasted peanuts and continue to stir a few times.
  • 8Add in the sauce and stir continuously until the chicken meat is nicely coated with the sauce.
  • 9Add in the scallions and stir evenly.
    Dish out and serve hot with steamed white rice.
  • 10Cook’s Notes:

    You can use the same recipe and substitute chicken with shrimp, scallops, or even vegetables for a vegetarian dish.
    As different soy sauce tastes differently and has different level of sodium so please adjust the saltiness accordingly. If the sauce tastes too salty, add some more sugar and water. If it’s not salty, add a little salt to taste.

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About Kung Pao Chicken

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Chinese