1/5 Photos of California Pizza Kitchens Kung Pao Spaghetti
1 hr 5 mins
This is a perfect pasta for people who love spicy food. Be careful not to eat the whole Chinese dried chili peppers.
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KUNG PAO SAUCE
- 1/2-1 1/2 cup chicken stock or 1/2-1 1/2 cup vegetable stock
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 3/4 cup soy sauce
- 1/2 cup dry sherry
- 3 tablespoons red chili paste with garlic
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
- 2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
EGG WHITE-CORNSTARCH MIXTURE
- 1 lb spaghetti
- 1/2 cup olive oil, plus
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast, cut in 3/4-inch cubes
- 10 -15 whole chinese dried red chili peppers (don't eat these, they are for color and heat)
- 1 cup unsalted dry roasted peanuts
- 1/4 cup minced garlic
- 3 cups coarsely-chopped scallions, greens and whites
- 1To Make the Kung Pao Sauce:.
- 2In a medium saucepan, whisk together the chicken stock and cornstarch until the cornstarch is fully dissolved. Stir in all the remaining sauce ingredients and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce the heat and simmer until the sauce is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon, 15 to 20 minutes. Set aside.
- 3To Make Egg White-Cornstarch Mixture:
- 4In a mixing bowl, use a whisk to stir together the egg whites, cornstarch, and salt until thoroughly blended; be careful not to beat them into a froth. Set aside.
- 5To Prepare the Pasta:.
- 6Bring a large pot of salted water to a rapid boil. Add the pasta and cook until al dente, 8 to 10 minutes.
- 7Meanwhile, in a large nonstick frying pan over high heat, heat the olive oil for about 1 minute. Add the chicken pieces to the Egg White-Cornstarch Mixture and toss to coat them. Taking care to avoid splattering, add the coated chicken to the pan and cook like a solid pancake until the egg mixture sets; then, using a large spatula, carefully flip the chicken pieces over together and, with a wooden spoon, gently separate the pieces.
- 8Gently stir the Chinese peppers and roasted peanuts into the pan. As soon as they darken in color, after no more than 1 minute, stir in the garlic and scallions. Once the garlic begins to brown, after no more than 30 seconds, add the Kung Pao Sauce and toss and stir to coat the ingredients.
- 9When the pasta is ready, drain it well and, in a large mixing or serving bowl, toss it thoroughly with the sauce. Serve family-style or transfer to individual serving bowls, arranging the chicken, vegetables, and peppers.
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Nutritional Facts for California Pizza Kitchens Kung Pao Spaghetti
Serving Size: 1 (363 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 6
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 874.3
- Calories from Fat 381
- Total Fat 42.3 g
- Saturated Fat 6.0 g
- Cholesterol 49.0 mg
- Sodium 2358.8 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 85.2 g
- Dietary Fiber 6.4 g
- Sugars 13.0 g
- Protein 36.8 g
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