Kung Pao Chicken

New Day...New Post!! :)
Had to make Kung Pao, as its one of my favorite sides and somehow had to figure out a way to make it at home.


This is a spicy stir fried dish, which goes with lots of veggies,chicken,peanuts and sauces.
You can have with noodles or fried rice or plain rice....whatever way pleases you!!

I drew inspiration for the recipe of Kung Pao from Food & Wine. and added a little bit of my changes to it.
My family loved my preparation.
Turned out good and not only that, it was scrumptious and its divine flavor beckons you!!
Give it a try :)


Kung Pao Chicken Chinese


Ingredients:

  • 250 gms of Chicken,skinless & boneless, cubed
  • 4 Tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 2 Tbsp Hot Chili Sauce
  • 2 Tbsp Cornstarch
  • 4 Red Chillies, de-seeded
  • 2 Tbsp Sherry or White Wine (I didn't use this)
  • 2 Tbsp Sesame Oil
  • 1 tsp White Vinegar
  •  3 Tbsp Sugar
  • 2 cups Chicken Broth or Water
  • 1/2 Cup Peanuts
  • 4 Scallions, white Bulbs and Greens cut separately
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper, diced
  • 1 Medium Onion,diced
  • 1 Tbsp Garlic,chopped
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper powder
  • 2 Tbsp Vegetable oil
  • Salt as per taste

Method:
  • In a bowl, add 1 tbsp wine,1 tbsp soy sauce,1 tbsp sesame oil, 1/2 tbsp cornstarch and mix well.
  • Add chicken pieces (cleaned and washed) and salt to it.
  • Coat the chicken pieces well with this mixture and refrigerate for 15 mins.
  • Now, in a bowl, add 1 tbsp wine,3 tbsp soy sauce,1 tbsp sesame oil,1 & 1/2 tbsp cornstarch,chili sauce,vinegar,sugar and mix well. Keep it aside.
  • In a pan, add 1 tbsp oil and peanuts, fry them till they are brown. Keep aside.
  • In the same oil, add chicken pieces and fry till chicken is cooked 80%.
  • Keep on stirring the chicken continuously, so that it does not stick to the bottom of the pan.Keep it aside.
  • Now add remaining oil ,add red chillies and veggies, except scallion greens and garlic. Fry till they are crisp.keep aside.
  • To the same pan add sauce mix which you have prepared, add chicken broth or water, add garlic and let it cook for 5 mins.
  • When the sauce mix  is thickening, add veggies mixture. Let it cook for 2 mins.
  • Add chicken pieces. Coat it properly. Cook this till chicken is done.
  • If you want more gravy add more broth or water and adjust spice levels as per your choice.
  • Add black pepper powder.
  • Last, add peanuts and stir once.
  • Turn off the heat and add scallion greens.
  • Serve hot.

Kung Pao Chicken Chinese


Tips:
  • Always serve hot and immediately after preparing .
  • If you like it with lot of sauce then best way is to add lots of water or chicken broth to it.I had added 2 cups, if you still want more add more but adjust sauces accordingly.

Enjoy Eating!!! :)
    Prasanna Hede
    Prasanna Hede

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