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Kung Pao Chicken

Makes: 4 servings
Prep 25 mins Marinate 15 mins
Kung Pao Chicken
  • 12  ounces  skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • 1  tablespoon  dry sherry
  • 1  teaspoon  cornstarch
  • 1/4  cup  water
  • 1/4  cup  soy sauce
  • 4  teaspoons  cornstarch
  • 1  tablespoon  sugar
  • 1  teaspoon  vinegar
  •  few dashes bottled hot pepper sauce
  • 1  tablespoon  cooking oil
  • 2  teaspoons  grated fresh ginger
  • 2  cloves garlic, minced
  • 6  green onions, cut into 1/2-inch pieces (1 cup)
  • 1/2  cup  dry roasted peanuts
  • 2  cups  hot cooked rice
  •  Green onion fans (optional)

1. Cut chicken into 3/4-inch pieces. In a medium bowl stir together chicken, sherry, and 1 teaspoon cornstarch. Let stand for 15 minutes.

2. For sauce, in a small bowl stir together water, soy sauce, 4 teaspoons cornstarch, sugar, vinegar, and hot pepper sauce. Set aside.

3. Pour cooking oil into a wok or large skillet. (Add more oil as necessary during cooking.) Preheat over medium-high heat. Stir-fry ginger and garlic in hot oil for 15 seconds. Add chicken mixture; stir-fry for 3 to 4 minutes or until no pink remains. Push chicken from the center of the wok.

4. Stir sauce. Add sauce to the center of the wok. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. Add green onion pieces and peanuts. Stir all ingredients together to coat with sauce. Cook and stir 1 to 2 minutes more or until heated through. Serve immediately with hot cooked rice. Garnish with green onion fans, if desired. Makes 4 servings.

Nutrition Facts (Kung Pao Chicken)
  • Servings Per Recipe 4,
  • cal. (kcal) 374,
  • Fat, total (g) 15,
  • chol. (mg) 45,
  • sat. fat (g) 2,
  • carb. (g) 35,
  • pro. (g) 24,
  • sodium (mg) 1220,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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