Kung Pao Chicken

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July 31, 2015


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image Fiery Hot Chicken with the crunch of peanuts and sweetness of colored bell peppers! A bold Chinese entree that celebrated the smoky taste of red chillies at its best!
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You will need:
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About 2 pounds of Boneless Chicken
1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
2 tsp minced garlic
2 scallions (green onions) chopped
3/4 cup diced colored bell pepper
2tbsp + 2 tbsp Light soy sauce
1 tbsp + 1 tbsp dark soy sauce
1 tbsp + 1 tbsp vinegar
4-5 dry red chillies
1 tbsp + 2 tsp hot chili oil
2 tbsp + 2 tsp cornflour/cornstarch
1 tsp sugar
1/4 cup peanuts
Salt to taste.

Marinate chicken with 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste, 2 tbsp light soy sauce, 1 tbsp dark soy sauce, 1 tbsp hot chili oil and 1 tbsp vinegar for at-least an hour.
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Sprinkle with 2 tbsp cornstarch and mix.
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Heat a wok/stir-fry pan at high with a tbsp of oil.
Sear chicken in small batches working quickly.
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Cook each batch for not more than 2 minutes.
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Transfer each batch to a bowl, cover bowl and keep aside.
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In the same pan, heat another tbsp of oil. Fry the dry red chilies, keep aside.
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Fry the peanuts, keep aside.
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Now add the minced garlic and chopped scallion. Cook for a minute.
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Add the diced colored peppers. Stir fry for a minute.
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Add 2 tbsp light soy sauce, 1 tbsp dark soy sauce and 1 tbsp vinegar.
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Add the fried red chillies and peanuts to the mix.
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Add 1 heaped tsp of sugar and cook for a minute.
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Add 1/2 cup water and bring to a slow simmer.
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Dissolve 2 tsp corn starch with 1/4 cup water. Add this to the mix. Adjust salt as needed.
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Finally add the stir-fried chicken…
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and a couple of tsp of hot chili oil (if you like) and simmer for 2 minutes.
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Garnish with green onion…serve immediately!
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I love this chicken with a side of Chili Garlic Noodles or steamed rice…Mmmm! 🙂
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3 comments on “Kung Pao Chicken

  1. August 10, 2015 Alka

    So clearly explained …shows the neatness in your approach to cooking …

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    • August 20, 2015 ruchiairen

      Thank you! 🙂

      Reply
  2. January 26, 2017 Kp

    Ruchi, any suggestions on how to use tofu instead of chicken? To get that nice and crisp tofu?

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