I’ve said it before but, I LOVE Chinese food! It’s my husband’s favorite and the kids love it too. Because of that, we make a lot of Asian recipes in our home. We probably make it more than we make Mexican food, which is sad, since I’m a half Mexicn! There are just so many great Asian recipes out there, that it never seems to get old. Some of our favorites are this baked sweet and sour chicken and these egg rolls. Oh, YUM!
Today’s Tried and True recipe is definitely going on our list of favorites. In my experience, homemade Chinese food is not usually quick and simple, but it is always worth it, and this Kung Pao Chicken is absolutely worth it. The sauce alone is super tasty. Add chicken and some nuts for crunch, top over warm rice or noodles and you have an excellent Chicken dish. If you love some of the other Asian chick recipes we’ve tried on here on the site, then I think you’ll love this one just as much too.
Yummy cooked chicken.
Toss it in the Kung Pao sauce and it’s irresistible!!
Kung Pao Chicken:
- 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into 1 inch pieces
- 1 TB cornstarch
- 2 tsp light sesame oil (or vegetable oil)
- 3 TB green onions, chopped with tops
- 2 tsp minced garlic
- ¼-1½ tsp crushed red pepper flakes
- ½ tsp powdered ginger (or fresh)
- 2 tsp rice wine vinegar
- 2 TB soy sauce
- 2 tsp sugar
- ⅓ cup dry roasted peanuts
- 4 cups cooked rice, hot
- Toss chicken in a small bowl with cornstarch, till coated.
- Add oil to a skillet on medium heat. We liked using the sesame oil (but regular oil would do just fine). Stir fry for about 7-8 minutes or until no longer pink in center. Remove chicken to a paper towel to drain.
- Add garlic, red pepper and ginger to skillet and stir fry for about 15 seconds. Remove from heat.
- Combine vinegar, soy sauce and sugar in small bowl, stir well. Add sauce and chicken to skillet. Toss to coat.
- Stir in nuts. Heat thoroughly. Garnish with green onions. Serve over hot rice.
Adapted from Food
TRIED & TRUE FINDINGS:
- DIFFICULTY: easy
- HOW MANY DOES IT FEED: 3-4
- ANY CHANGES MADE: none
- ANY SUGGESTIONS FOR NEXT TIME: none
This is another favorite Asian recipe we love to make:
And for even more Asian dinner recipes, check out: