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Kung Pao Chicken Recipe

Looking for an easy Kung Pao Chicken recipe? Learn how to make Kung Pao Chicken using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by toyzilla

Makes 4 servings



Makes 4 servings. Serving size: 1 cup. Calories: 275. Tasty Kung Pao Chicken made with fresh vegetables and tender chicken breast.

Recipe Ingredients for Kung Pao Chicken

2 tablespoons dark sesame oil
1 cup chopped onion
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast
3/4 cup water
3 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1 teaspoon brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon bottled minced ginger
1 teaspoons crushed red pepper
1 cup thinly sliced red bell pepper (about 1 large pepper)
1/2 cup peas
1 cup water chestnuts, sliced
2 tablespoons dry roasted peanuts

Recipe Directions for Kung Pao Chicken

  1. Heat sesame oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion to pan; sauté 3 minutes or until softened. Add garlic; sauté 30 seconds, stirring constantly. Add chicken; sauté 3 minutes or until chicken begins to brown.

  2. Combine 3/4 cup water and the next 5 ingredients (through crushed red pepper), stirring with a whisk until sugar dissolves.

  3. Add water mixture to pan; bring to a boil. Add bell pepper and snow peas to pan; cook for 2 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender and sauce thickens.

  4. Sprinkle with nuts.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 321.8g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
275
Calories from Fat
107
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
11.9g
18%
Saturated Fat
1.8g
9%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
66mg
22%
Sodium
651mg
27%
Potassium
211mg
6%
Total Carbohydrates
17.5g
6%
Dietary Fiber
4.6g
18%
Sugars
5.9g
Protein
27.4g
Vitamin A 21% Vitamin C 67%
Calcium 2% Iron 11%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B
  Good points
  • Very high in vitamin C
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