Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

This is a great Kung Pao Chicken recipe. I have tried a lot of recipes and there is a lot of variations out there. I always end up making this basic recipe because the whole family enjoys and it can be spiced it up diffently when you want a differnt taste.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cut up chicken in 1/2 inch pieces and coat with 2 tsp corn starch an set aside.
  2. Mix the soy sauce, 4 tbls water and sugar and set aside.
  3. Mix 1 tbls water and 1 tsp corn starch and set aside.
  4. Heat up wok with 3 tbls of peanut oil.
  5. Add chili peppers and cook for 15 seconds.
  6. Add chicken and stir fry until cooked.
  7. Drain the oil from the wok.
  8. Add crushed red pepper flakes, green onions, ginger, peanuts and stir fry.
  9. Add sherry and rice vinegar and stir fry.
  10. Add soy sauce mixture and bring to a rolling boil.
  11. Add cornstarch mixture and stir until it thickens.
  12. Serve with rice.


Most Helpful

I have never had Kung pao chicken so this was my first time. Very delicious!! I added water chesnuts and served it over ham fried rice. :)

girl4unu_4452467 May 01, 2011

very yummy~

tjif December 30, 2008

Kung Pao Chicken is one of my favorite dishes. I have experimented with making a good Kung Pao as well as eating Kung Pao at some great restaurants and determined that the best Kung Pao that I enjoyed used a basic recipe like this post. Other recipes use Hoison and Chili garlic paste which in my opinion overwhelms the dish. I did double up on the ingredients for the sauce and added some orange bell peppers to sweeten the dish.

viaair April 16, 2006

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