Southwestern Kung Pao

READY IN: 30mins
Top Review by bdebartolo

Mmmm...tasty... I ate this for dinner 5 nights in a row! I was a little leery about banana flavor in my dinner, but when I ate the finished product, it was just a really nice blend of all the flavors. It was easy to make, too - only took about 15-20 min. to do all the prep work. As a bonus, it even looked good - lots of color!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Dice chicken breast into small bite-sized chunks.
  2. Divide into two Ziploc bags or bowls for marinating.
  3. Dice the pork into similar size pieces, divide, and add to containers with chicken.
  4. To one container of chicken and pork add: 1 teaspoon hot chili sauce, 1 tablespoon sesame oil, and 1 tablespoon soy sauce.
  5. Coat the chicken and pork pieces and refrigerate for 30 to 60 minutes.
  6. In the other container of chicken and pork, add 1 tablespoon sesame oil, 1 teaspoon cumin, 2 minced cloves of garlic, 1 tablespoon of cilantro, and diced jalapeno, if desired.
  7. Coat the chicken and pork pieces and refrigerate for 30 to 60 minutes.
  8. In a small or medium pan, mix 1 tablespoon of cornstarch with 1 tablespoon of water.
  9. Stir in 1 tablespoon of soy sauce, peanuts, 1 teaspoon of chili paste, 1 teaspoon balsamic of vinegar, and 1 tablespoon of brown sugar.
  10. Heat slowly.
  11. Heat 1 T sesame oil in a wok or large sauté pan on high heat.
  12. Add chicken and pork from both containers and cook until meat is cooked.
  13. Add diced red bell pepper, cook until tender.
  14. Add diced banana, black beans, corn, and 1 tablespoon of cilantro.
  15. Add cornstarch mixture.
  16. Stir in thoroughly.
  17. Serve mixture on tortillas.

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