Kung Pao Chicken


Kung Pao Chicken is a one-skillet dish made of stir fry chicken, veggies, peanuts, and a flavorful heat. It’s coated in a delicious sweet and spicy sauce that gives us every reason to skip the line at Panda Express.

Make an even better, quick, and budget-friendly version at home!

Ingredients: Chicken Marinade - chicken breast   - low sodium soy sauce - kosher salt - cornstarch

Ingredients: Kung Pao Sauce - low sodium soy sauce - rice vinegar - granulated sugar - water - cornstarch

Ingredients: Stir Fry - oil   - sesame oil - bell peppers   - zucchini - bunch green onions - minced garlic   - minced ginger - dried chili peppers - red pepper flakes   - dry roasted peanuts

Instructions 1. Combine the chicken, soy sauce, salt and corn starch in a large bowl. Set aside.

2.  Prep the vegetables and then prep the Kung Pao Sauce. For the sauce combine the soy sauce, rice vinegar, sugar, water and cornstarch in a small bowl. Whisk until smooth.

3.  Next heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil and add the chicken. Cook until edges are lightly browned and the center is cooked through. 

4. Next add another Tablespoon of oil to the pan. Cook the bell peppers and zucchini. 

5. Add a Tablespoon of sesame oil to the pan if needed. Then add the garlic, ginger, red pepper flakes, green onions, peanuts and chili peppers if desired.

6. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes or until fragrant. Then pour in the Kung Pao Sauce and simmer until thickened.  Add the chicken and vegetables back to the sauce.   Serve while hot.

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