Spicy Kung Pao Chicken

Are you looking for something special to cook to celebrate the Chinese New Year? Here’s a very delicious chicken recipe that you can prepare. Your guests will surely love this!

 

Delicious and Spicy Kung Pao Chicken

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 boneless & skinless chicken breast (or you can use 3 boneless & skinless chicken drumsticks)
  • 3 tablespoons roasted peanuts
  • 8-12 dried red chilies – seeds removed and cut into halves
  • 3 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 5 slices peeled fresh ginger
  • 2 gloves garlic – sliced diagonally
  • 1 stalk scallion or spring onions – chopped

Marinade:

  • 1 tablespoon corn starch
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Shaoxing wine
  • 1 teaspoon oil

Sauce:

  • 1 1/2 tablespoon light soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dark soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon black vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon corn starch

How to Cook:

Cut the chicken meat into small cubes, rinse in water, pat dry and then marinate for 30 minutes;

Mix the sauce ingredients in a small bowl and set aside;

Heat up a wok with one tablespoon cooking oil and stir-fry the marinated chicken until they are almost done;

Remove from wok and set aside;

Clean the wok and add the remaining 2 tablespoons of cooking oil until its very hot;

Add in the ginger and garlic slices and do a quick stir before adding in the dried red chilies;

Stir fry the dried red chilies until you can smell the spicy smell, then add in the chicken meat;

Do a quick stir then add the roasted peanuts and continue to stir;

Add in the sauce and stir continuously until the chicken meat is nicely coated with the sauce;

Add in the scallions and stir;

Serve hot as topping or with hot steamed white rice.

 

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