Kung Pao Chicken

Recipe: Kung Pao Chicken

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 3/4 pound boneless, skinless chicken
  • Sauce: 1/4 cup Chinese black vinegar or balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 3 tablespoons Chinese rice wine or dry sherry
  • 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons chili garlic sauce
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 8 small dried red chilies
  • 4 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, cut into 1−inch squares
  • 1 can (8 oz.) sliced bamboo shoots, drained
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch dissolved in 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/3 cup roasted peanuts

Instructions:

  1. Combine marinade ingredients in a bowl. Cut chicken into 1−inch pieces. Place chicken in marinade and stir to coat. Let stand for 10 minutes.
  2. Combine sauce ingredients in a bowl.
  3. Place a wok over high heat until hot. Add 2 tablespoons oil, swirling to coat sides. Add chilies and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 10 seconds. Add chicken and stir−fry for 2 minutes. Remove chicken and chilies from wok.
  4. Add remaining 1/2 tablespoon oil to wok, swirling to coat sides. Add garlic and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 10 seconds. Add celery, bell pepper, and bamboo shoots; stir−fry for 1 1/2 minutes.
  5. Return chicken and chilies to wok; stir−fry for 1 minute. Add sauce and bring to a boil. Add cornstarch solution and cook, stirring, until sauce boils and thickens. Add peanuts and stir to coat.

Number of servings (yield): 4

Meal type: snack

Culinary tradition: USA (General)

My rating: 4 stars:  ★★★★☆ 1 review(s)