Kung Pao Chicken

Kung pao chicken is spicy Chinese chicken recipe cooked with peanuts, it is very popular recipe, and we love this one.



  • 2 tablespoon oil
  • 2 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 pound (500 grams) boneless, thinly sliced

For Sauce

  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons vinegar
  • 2 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoons Chinese chilli sauce


  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 4 dried red chilli remove stems and cut in halves
  • 1 teaspoon  grated ginger
  • 1 garlic, minced
  • 1 green onion, chopped fine
  • 1/4 cup deep-fried peanuts
  •  1 tablespoon cornstarch, mixed water


Cooking Directions

In a bowl, prepare the marinade. (First 5 ingredients)  Combine the oil, soy sauce, salt and cornstarch. Stir in the chicken pieces and refrigerate for 25- 30 minutes,


In a small bowl, combine the ingredients for the sauce. Set aside.


Over high heat, in a wok, bring the peanut oil to almost smoking temperature. Stir fry the chilies, ginger, garlic and white part
of the green onions for 30 to 40 seconds, or until the chilies turn dark.


Add the chicken and stir-fry for 1 to 2 minutes, until golden in color.Add the sauce and bring to a boil. Add the peanuts.

Thicken with the sauce and continue to cook until glossy.

Serve it with rice and noodles.

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  1. Its a very nice recipe Richa, and thanks a lot for making the site tablet friendly. But i do not have any suggestions to improve perfection. Ur site rocks !!!!

  2. Mmm the sauce alone sounds fantastic! I love this recipe. You did a wonderful joba nd your photos are gorgeous! Looks absolutely delicious!

    • Thanks so much for all your kind words 🙂 It truly made my day !!!

  3. Delicious classic! Looks like you cooked up a delicious, delicious dinner 🙂

    • Thanks Kiri, my family loves Chinese. Have a wonderful weekend 🙂

  4. Looks great! I love Kung Pao Chicken because it was one of the first things I learned how to order with I studied in Beijing.

    Can I ask what type of dried chili you used? You might be interested in my Thai Style Stir Fry 🙂

    • Thanks Katja, I have used whole red chillies bought from Indian market. Cant wait to try your Thai style stir fry recipe, looks yummy 🙂

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