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First, let me say, kung pao is my husband's current favorite dish. And that the only place he's found that it's good is P.F. Chang's. So, to suprise him yesterday, I made this. It was so easy to make, AND it was delicious. My husband was amazed - and said it was one step below P.F. Chang's, but above every other Chinese restaurant we've tried around here. I thought it was better. Next time, I will double the sauce, so that there is something to put on the chicken. And I will make it a bit hotter...I'll beat P.F.Chang's with this yet! Fantastic dish, PanNan, thank you.

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basia1 February 18, 2003

Excellent flavor and sooo easy! Next time I will double the sauce, because we like it "saucier," but I won't change a thing! The recipe doubled perfectly. I used 2 tablespoons of fresh minced ginger and fresh birds eye chilies instead of dried. YUM! This will be a regular in our house!

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canarygirl January 16, 2003

Dbl the sauce part of the recipe if you like to have some sauce with your rice.

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Grimm's Restaurant Tales November 30, 2010

Very good! I actually tripled the sauce, added an extra clove of garlic, and added extra pepper flakes. My husband absolutely LOVED this, and says it's better than the kind he loves at our favorite restaurant. :) Thanks PanNan for a new favorite!

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KitchenCraftsnMore February 21, 2003

Yum! This was great. I too will double the sauce next time and I will also add extra peppers to make it even more spicy. (We like things hot in our family!!) Thanks for the great meal. We loved it!

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Lubie February 06, 2003

I have never had kung pao chicken before, but i thought this was sooo good! I didnt think there was enough sauce so I would double or triple the recipe for that next time. Also, I added more peanuts. Cant wait to make it again!

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alisamarie07 March 22, 2011

Fantastic Recipe! My hubby and I love this one and so it's a regular in our house. I changed it a bit to make it healthier. I toss the chicken in Whole Wheat Flour instead of the cornstarch and I use honey instead of sugar. Thanks for a great recipe! :)

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It's all about balance! June 13, 2010

Great recipe! I added fresh chile peppers, water chestnuts, and bean sprouts and served it over basmati rice. I might double the sauce next time, but I will definitely be making this again.

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Absinthe27 October 24, 2010

This was delicious! When I make it again, I will double the sauce. The only ingredient I didn't have was the rice wine vinegar, so I used 3/4 T. of vinegar and 1 1/4 T. water. It irritates me when people rate the recipe but change the ingredients. I didn't change anything and thought it was so yummy! Thanks for the recipe.

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onegoodcook March 17, 2011

WOW I don't know how this recipe woudln't get 5 stars. The only thing I changed was I tripled the sauce and used black sesame oil. I couldn't find light, but after the way it turned out I wouldn't use anything but black for fear it wouldn't taste as good. This recipe is quick and easy!! Yummy

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ColiesKitchen May 25, 2010
Kung Pao Chicken