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1 Kung Pow Chicken

Jan 31

kung pow chicken
Ok taking a break from the salad bar I have been creating lately and made my favorite vehicle for a scorching firey meal and that is my friend Kung Pao Chicken. I like to eat this one no rice or noodles so it’s pretty much low carb. I also opted to stir fry this version instead of deep frying as it is usually done. Named after a court official or "Kung Pao," Kung Pao Chicken is a spicy Szechuan dish that has had many adaption since its inception I like this one the best. You can either use 1 1/2 boneless; skinless chicken breast OR 3 boneless; skinless chicken drumsticks.

Kung Pow Chicken

On 31/01/2011 (Monday) at 6:56 pm by Benny.
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  • Prep Time:
    45 min
  • Cook Time:
    10 min
  • Ready Time:
    55 min


2 servings


  • 1 1/2 boneless & skinless chicken breast or 3 boneless & skinless chicken drumsticks
  • 3 tablespoons roasted peanuts
  • 8-12 dried red chilies
  • 3 tablespoons Canola oil
  • 5 slices peeled fresh ginger
  • 2 gloves garlic sliced diagonally
  • 1 scallion chopped

Marinate for chicken:

  • 1 tablespoon corn starch
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon canola oil


  • 1 1/2 tablespoon light soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dark soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon black vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon corn starch


Cut the chicken meat into small cubes and marinate with the ingredients above for 30 minutes. Mix the sauce ingredients in a small bowl and set aside. Heat up a wok with one tablespoon cooking oil and stir-fry the marinated chicken until they are 70% cook and set aside.

Clean the wok and add in the remaining 2 tablespoons of cooking oil until it smokes and add in the ginger and garlic slices and do a quick stir before adding in the dried red chilies. Stir fry the dried red chilies until aromatic and they smell spicy, then add in the chicken meat. Do a quick stir before adding in the roasted peanuts and continue to stir a few times.

Add in the sauce and stir continuously until the chicken meat is nicely coated with the sauce. Add the scallions and stir evenly and serve with rice or noodle.


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Passion for healthy amazing food. I am on crusade to get kids eat better and people in general learning how to cook for themselves. If I here that McDonald's is cheaper than eating homemade I will prove anyone wrong.

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1 Comment to Kung Pow Chicken

  1. Benny says:

    This one is perfect for Chinese New Year today!

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