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Kung Pao Chicken

Spice up your dinner game with this Kung Pao Chicken recipe that's bursting with bold flavors! A perfect blend of savory, sweet, and spicy, this dish will have you feeling like a takeout pro in no time.

Tasty Team
94% would make again

Under 30 minutes

Kung Pao Chicken

Under 30 minutes


for 4 servings

  • 1 lb chicken breast (455 g), chopped
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 zucchini, diced
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 30 g peanuts (30 g)
  • 8 dried chili pods, dried
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 bunch green onion, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons ginger
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch


  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 413
  • Fat 12g
  • Carbs 37g
  • Fiber 10g
  • Sugar 19g
  • Protein 40g

Estimated values based on one serving size.


  1. In a medium bowl, combine chicken with all the marinade ingredients in a bowl. Let marinate for at least 10 minutes.
  2. In an oiled pan, cook chicken on medium-high heat until cooked through on both sides. Remove from pan.
  3. Add sesame oil, zucchini, and red pepper, and sauté in pan for 3 minutes.
  4. Add peanuts and sauté for another 3 minutes.
  5. Add dried chilies, garlic, ginger, and green onion, and sauté until vegetables are tender.
  6. Add chicken, soy sauce, rice vinegar, sugar, and cornstarch slurry, and sauté until well mixed.
  7. Garnish with more green onion and serve with rice.
  8. Enjoy!
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Kung Pao Chicken