Hungry Girl Kung Pow Chicken

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  • Begin by combining 2 tablespoons of cold water with soy sauce, vinegar, Splenda, cornstarch and chili sauce -- stir well until all ingredients have dissolved. Set sauce aside.
  • Spray a large pan or wok with nonstick spray, and bring to medium-high heat.
  • Add chicken, mushrooms, bell peppers, celery, onion, garlic and 2 tablespoons of water. Stirring occasionally, cook for about 5 minutes.
  • Once chicken is almost fully cooked but still tender, add peanuts and water chestnuts to the pan or wok.
  • Raise heat to high, give sauce a stir, and add it to the pan/wok as well. Mix entire dish until all ingredients are coated in sauce, and the sauce is hot and thick. Season to taste with salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes.

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  1. kitchenettediner
    Very tasty! I only used 3 tbs of low sodium soy sauce to cut back on the sodium and it still tastes great! Also, as another suggested, using pre-cut broccolli slaw instead of celery and some of the other veggies saves time.
  2. Sydney Mike
    Enjoyed making this recipe ~ I'm a chopper, what can I say! Used a red bell pepper & served this colorful chicken dish over a mix of rice & peas! Considering the amount of sodium already in the ingredients, I omitted any S&P at the end & cut back the red chili sauce to 1 teaspoon! Loved it, & thanks much for sharing! [Tagged, made & reviewed in 1-2-3 Hit Wonders cooking game]
  3. RecipeNut
    We enjoyed this meal very much! Served over rice noodles. Thanks MsSally
  4. mliss29
    My meat-eating son gave this 4 stars. Very easy to make. I used regular sugar and left out the peanuts because the meat-eater is not a nut-eater. Reviewed for 1-2-3 Hit Wonders Tag.
  5. Lori Mama
    Enjoyed this very much and very quick to make, once you have done all the prep work. Served over Jasmin rice. :)


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