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Kung Pao Chicken

A stir-fried chinese recipe

Kung Pao chicken is a stir-fried chinese dish made with small chunks of boneless chicken,peanuts,vegitables & chili peppers.The dish is originated fromsouth-western china.The dish includes sichuan peppercorns but i did not find that so i replace it with black peppercorn.The original recipe is spicy in taste but i adjust the amount of chilli as per our taste.The one thing I like in this recipe is the chicken chunks are shallow fried rather than deep fried like chilli chicken or any other deep fried chicken recipe.

Preparation Time: 20~30 min (marination time)

Cooking Time: 20 min

Total time: Aprox 40 ~50 min


  • Chicken boneless -350~400 gm

  • Capsicum- 1 small

  • Broccoli florets -7~8

  • Peanuts-2 tbsp ( can replace peanuts with cashew)

  • Garlic finely chopped- 1tsp

  • Ginger finely chopped- 1tsp

  • Dry red chilli-3~4

  • Black pepper powder- 1/2 tsp

  • Corn flour- 2 tbsp

  • Soya sauce- 1 tsp for marination & 1 tbsp for sauce mixture

  • Hoisin sauce- 1 tbsp

  • Red chilli sauce- 2 tsp

  • Oil for cooking

  • Sugar- 1/4 tsp

  • Salt to taste


Step 1

Wash the chicken properly drain all water & cut int small chunks(bite size) so that chicken will be cooked properly when shallow fried.

Step 2

Add 1 tsp soya sauce,cornflour,black pepper powder,salt & mix well. Marinate for 20~30 minute.

Step 3

At that time chop the ginger,garlic,capsicum, broccoli. If you want you can add some babby corn also.Acordingly adjust other vegitables.

Prepare a sauce mixture bay mixing 1 tbsp soya sauce, hoisin sauce, chilli sauce,sugar & 1tsp of water.

Step 4

Fry the peanuts & keep aside.

Step 5

Add some oil in a pan & shallow fry the chicken chunks on medium flame till it cook properly.

Step 6

Heat 1 tsp of oil in a pan and saute chopped ginger ,garlic & red chilli

Add capsicum & broccoli and saute it

Add fried chicken chunks & mix well.

Step 7

Add sauce mixture, salt to taste & mix well.

Step 8

Add fried peanuts & mix

Now Kung Pao chicken is ready to be served.

Enjoy !

Nutritional Information per katori/110 gm :

Energy : 301 calories

Protein : 13.4 gm

Fat : 19.3 gm

Carbohydrates : 18.7 gm

Fibre : 2.6 gm

Nutritional Information per 100 gm : (without nuts)

Energy : 138 calories

Protein : 18.8 gm

Fat : 4.3 gm

Carbohydrates : 5.4 gm

Fibre : 0.4 gm

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