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    Kung Pao Chicken

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    50 mins

    40 mins

    10 mins

    ratherbeswimmin''s Note:

    In '300 Best Stir-Fry Recipes' by Nancie McDermott

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    Ingredients:

    Servings:

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    Marinade

    Sauce

    Remaining

    • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
    • 5 -10 small dried hot red chilies
    • 1 teaspoon finely ground szechwan pepper (optional)
    • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
    • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh gingerroot
    • 14 cups chopped green onions
    • 3/4 cup dry roasted salted peanut
    • 1 teaspoon sesame oil

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Marinade--in a bowl combine soy sauce, sherry, cornstarch and oil; stir well into a smooth sauce.
    2. 2
      Add chicken, stirring to coat evenly.
    3. 3
      Set aside at room temperature for 30 minutes or cover and refrigerate for up to 1 day.
    4. 4
      Sauce--in a small bowl, combine soy sauce, sherry, vinegar, sugar, cornstarch and salt; stir well into a smooth sauce; set aside.
    5. 5
      Heat a wok or a large deep skillet over high heat.
    6. 6
      Add vegetable oil and swirl to coat the pan.
    7. 7
      Add chilies and peppercorns, if using, and toss well.
    8. 8
      Add chicken mixture and spread into a single layer.
    9. 9
      Cook, undisturbed, until edges turn white, about 1 minute.
    10. 10
      Toss well; add garlic, ginger and green onions.
    11. 11
      Cook, tossing occasionally, until chicken has changed color, 1-2 minutes.
    12. 12
      Stir sauce and add to pan.
    13. 13
      Cook, tossing often, until sauce thickens and coats everything and chicken is cooked through, about 1 minute more.
    14. 14
      Add peanuts and sesame oil and toss once more.
    15. 15
      Transfer to a serving plate; serve hot or warm.
    16. 16
      May serve with hot cooked rice.

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    Nutritional Facts for Kung Pao Chicken

    Serving Size: 1 (518 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 579.0
     
    Calories from Fat 298
    51%
    Total Fat 33.1 g
    50%
    Saturated Fat 4.7 g
    23%
    Cholesterol 54.4 mg
    18%
    Sodium 1587.1 mg
    66%
    Total Carbohydrate 42.5 g
    14%
    Dietary Fiber 12.8 g
    51%
    Sugars 13.5 g
    54%
    Protein 35.7 g
    71%

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