Kung Pao Chicken with Broccoli

"A classic, and a snap to put together."
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  • Blend water, soy sauce, cornstarch, Sherry and sugar in bowl, set aside.
  • Toss chicken with 1 tblsp cornstarch to coat.
  • Heat 2 tblsps oil in wok over high heat.
  • Add chilies and cook until blackened, about 2 minutes.
  • Add chicken and cook until browned, stirring frequently, 1-2 minutes.
  • Remove chicken using slotted spoon.
  • Set aside.
  • Add remaining 2 tblsps oil to wok.
  • Add green onions, garlic and ginger and stir-fry 1 minute.
  • Add broccoli and stir-fry 2 minutes.
  • Stir sauce and add to wok.
  • Cover and cook until sauce is thickened and broccoli is crisp-tender, about 3 minutes more.
  • Mix in chicken and peanuts and heat.
  • Serve with rice.

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  1. sheriboren
    This was really wonderful tasting! I liked this recipe so much that if I could I would give you more then 5 stars. I will make this again. Thanks evelyn/athens....
  2. Poker
    evelyn/athens : This was my "DARE" recipe I choose : Iam glad I did it was very easy to make and the family hope that I will make it agian!! I made it as printed ~ except a tad more on the garlic~ but that's just me! The chicken melted in my mouth & everything else cooked to my liking~ Great Taste and it will be on my menu agian! THANKS FOR THE DARE!!~POKER~
  3. Starrynews
    Great and easy recipe! Very flavorful, and the broccoli was a nice touch for balanced meal. Thanks for sharing! Culinary Quest '14
  4. Miheehee
    This recipe is perfect! The dry sherry in the sauce gives it a fantastic flavour. This has been our regular "stir fry" recipe for years...thanks for sharing it :D
    A definite repeater in our house. Next time I will double the sauce without doubling the cornstarch as it was a little dry for our taste. I also didn't need to cover the wok. I did add some shredded carrots mainly for the color. Very good. Thanks for posting.


<style>body { background: url("http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3639/3512121819_f2f1aaf050.jpg?v=0"); background-repeat: repeat-y; }</style> OK, here goes. I live in Athens, Greece. I moved out here many, many years ago from Ottawa, Canada - so I am blessed in having two wonderful heritages! I suffer from compulsive obsessive behaviour with regard to food and my psychiatrist thought it would be a good idea to find a 'society' where many have the same problem and try to find a cure. So far, I've copied a couple of thousand recipes from this site and my psychiatrist has thrown the towel in and refuses to answer the phone when I call. What did I do wrong? Got 3 kids that keep me on the go - 10 and under at this point (2008) - I may not get round to updating this for a few years, so you'll have to do your own maths. I teach English full-time and Greek Cookery part-time. I would like to make the cooking part of it full-time and the English Grammar part of it part-time. That's all for now.
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