Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Kung Pao Chicken

MY family love Kung Pao chicken.  So thought of giving a try at home.  Good thing in this recipe is you don't need to fry the chicken, U just need to marinate the chicken pieces  and  stir fry it . The recipe  calls for no. of veggies, roasted peanuts, water chestnut (I didn't have so i couldn't add) add some spices and sauces. I have  used homemade chilli oil
 in it. This is  Kung Pao chicken.So juicy and flavorful. Absolutely delicious! Goes very well with plain rice or noodles....

1 pound chicken breast, cut into chunks
3/4 cup diced color bell pepper
2 scallions chopped 
2 Tbsp cornstarch
freshly ground black pepper to taste
1 teaspoon dried red pepper flakes 
3-4 Tbsp peanut oil/ refined oil
1 tsp homemade chilli oil  ( homemade-hot-chilli-oil )

3-4 dried red chili 
2 tablespoons garlic, chopped (approx 2 garlic cloves)
2/3 cup dry roasted peanuts

For the marinade:

salt to taste
1tblsp ginger garlic paste
1 Tbsp dark soy sauce
1 tblsp vinegar

For the sauce:
1 tblsp cornstarch with 1/4th cup of water
1-2 teaspoons brown sugar
2 tsp distilled white vinegar
1 Tbsp dark soy sauce
1/2 cup water/ chicken stock


In a small bowl, mix the chicken with the marinade ingredients, and set aside for 1 hour.
sprinkle 2 tblsp cornstarch and mix well.Heat a wok with 1 tblsp of oil  and pan fry the marinated chicken at high flame for 2-3 min.

Heat the oil in a wok over high heat, and when the oil is hot, add the Dry red chilies, chopped garlic, scallions. Now add colored bell peppers and saute for a minute.
Now add the fried chicken pieces and roasted peanuts and mix well.

Take a bowl add the sauce ingredients and mix well. 

Add the sauce to the chicken, salt to taste. stir-fry for 1 minute.sprinkle some scallion,freshly ground black pepper to taste, dried red pepper flakes and  Stir to combine.

 serve hot over rice or noodles..

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Riya Singh said...

Looking to yummy. Definitely I would like to try this weekend. Thanks for sharing.chinese restaurants in Satya niketan

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