Kung Pao Chicken

Kung Pao Chicken


"This is my favorite recipe for Kung Pao chicken. It tastes like the one from my favorite Chinese place. It is quick and easy too. Serve with warm cooked rice. Try it! "


40 m servings 277 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 277 kcal
  • 14%
  • Fat:
  • 13.7 g
  • 21%
  • Carbs:
  • 12.1g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 26.3 g
  • 53%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 65 mg
  • 22%
  • Sodium:
  • 431 mg
  • 17%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Mix the chicken, 1 tablespoon of cornstarch, salt, pepper, and 1 pinch of five-spice powder together in a bowl until the chicken is coated, and set aside.
  2. Whisk together water, soy sauce, brown sugar, sesame oil, 1 tablespoon of cornstarch, rice vinegar, and 1 pinch of five-spice powder in a bowl until the mixture is smooth, and set aside.
  3. Place 1 tablespoon of oil in a wok or large skillet over medium-high heat, and cook and stir the chicken mixture until the chicken is browned, about 5 minutes. Remove the chicken from the wok, and set aside.
  4. Pour 1 more tablespoon of oil into the heated wok, and stir in the onion, celery, garlic, and red pepper flakes. Cook and stir the vegetables until they start to become tender, about 3 minutes. Pour in the cornstarch mixture, and cook and stir until the sauce thickens, about 1 minute. Remove the wok from the heat, lightly stir in the cooked chicken and peanuts, and serve.
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  1. 14 Ratings


The kung- pao chicken tastes good, but it is not as good as Panda Express, it needs more spice.

not bad but not great either

Too sweet - not spicy enough. The sauce is really thick - sorry but this is not the recipe for us.

This was very good Kung Pao Chicken. It is spiced perfectly. If you read the recipe it clearly states to add red peppers to taste. So if you like your Chinese food spicy, throw in a tablespoon o...

Amazing! I used only two green onions, and about a cup of peanuts which I did not

I've made this several times, and not only is it delicious, it's a very flexible recipe. Sometimes I have more or less chicken, sometimes no green onions, sometimes I make extra sauce, sometimes...

Especially yummy with broccoli .

Everyone loved it - even the kids!

my family love the dinner it is very spicy though awesome recipe thank you