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Fire & Spice Kung Pao Chicken

Kung Pao Chicken

About the Dish:

Kung Pao Chicken is a classic Chinese dish that is known for its bold and spicy flavors. It is made with tender chunks of chicken, stir-fried with peanuts, vegetables, and a savory sauce. The dish originated in the Sichuan province of China and has since become popular worldwide for its delicious combination of flavors and textures.

Nutrition Information:

Nutrient Amount
Total Fat 15g
Saturated Fat 2.5g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 80mg
Sodium 850mg
Total Carbohydrates 20g
Dietary Fiber 3g
Sugars 6g
Protein 25g


Ingredient Quantity
Chicken Breast 2 boneless, skinless
Green Bell Pepper 1
Red Bell Pepper 1
Dried Red Chilies 8
Scallions 4
Garlic Cloves 3
Ginger 1 tablespoon
Soy Sauce 2 tablespoons
Vinegar 1 tablespoon
Sugar 1 tablespoon
Peanuts 1/2 cup
Vegetable Oil 2 tablespoons

Cooking Instructions:

  • Step 1: Cut the chicken breast into small bite-sized pieces. In a bowl, marinate the chicken with soy sauce and vinegar for 15 minutes.
  • Step 2: Heat vegetable oil in a wok or large skillet over high heat. Add the dried red chilies and stir-fry for a few seconds until they become fragrant. Add the chicken pieces and stir-fry until they are cooked through and slightly browned.
  • Step 3: Add the garlic, ginger, and chopped scallions to the wok and stir-fry for another minute. Next, add the bell peppers and continue stirring for a few more minutes until they are slightly tender.
  • Step 4: In a small bowl, whisk together soy sauce, vinegar, and sugar to make the sauce. Pour the sauce into the wok and stir-fry for another minute, making sure everything is well coated.
  • Step 5: Add the peanuts to the wok and give everything a final stir. Cook for another minute until the peanuts are heated through.
  • Step 6: Serve the Kung Pao Chicken hot with steamed rice or noodles. Garnish with additional chopped scallions if desired. Enjoy!

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