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Kung Pao Chicken
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Kung Pao Chicken

This dish has a spicy kick to it. However, it can be customized by adding as much or as little of the garlic chili sauce as you like. Serve with hot cooked rice or egg noodles.

By Irene Fong and The Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: August 2012

Recipe4 out of 5 based on 61 ratings.
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  • Prep time 25 minutes
  • Total time 25 minutes
  • Portion size 4


  • 1 tbsp 1tbspvegetable oil
  • 1 lb 1lbboneless skinless chicken breastboneless skinless chicken breasts, sliced
  • 1 1oniononions, sliced
  • 8 oz 8ozgreen beangreen beans, trimmed
  • 2 tsp 2tspgrated fresh ginger
  • 2 2cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp 2tbspoyster sauce
  • 2 tsp 2tspcornstarch
  • 2 tsp 2tspchili garlic sauce or sambal oelek
  • 1 1sweet red peppersweet red peppers, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup 1/2cuproasted unsalted peanuts
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In large nonstick skillet or wok, heat 1 tsp of the oil over medium-high heat; stir-fry chicken until lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Remove to plate.

Add remaining oil to pan. Add onion, green beans, ginger and garlic; stir-fry until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Add 1/3 cup water; cover and cook over medium heat until no liquid remains and beans are slightly softened, about 3 minutes.

Whisk together oyster sauce, cornstarch, garlic chili sauce and 1/4 cup water; set aside.

Add red pepper to pan; stir-fry over medium-high heat until tender-crisp, about 3 minutes. Pour in oyster sauce mixture. Return chicken to pan; stir-fry until chicken is no longer pink inside, about 2 minutes. Sprinkle with peanuts.

Additional information :
Change It Up

Kung Pao Shrimp
Replace chicken with peeled deveined shrimp. Stir-fry until shrimp are pink, about 1 minute. Continue with recipe.

Nutritional Information Per serving: about

cal 303 pro 32g total fat 14g sat. fat 2g
carb 15g dietary fibre 3g sugar 4g chol 66mg
sodium 342mg potassium 614mg

% RDI:

calcium 5 iron 9 vit A 15 vit C 93
folate 22
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