Sichuan-Style Stir-Fried Chicken with Peanuts Recipe

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Submitted by carmthom

Makes 5 servings



Also known as kung pao chicken, this Sichuan classic, with its multidimensional hot-sweet and salty-sour flavors, reflects the regional style. Serve with rice and a steamed vegetable.

Recipe Ingredients for Sichuan-Style Stir-Fried Chicken With Peanuts


Marinade:
2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
2 tablespoons rice wine or sake
1 teaspoon cornstarch
1 teaspoon dark sesame oil
1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces

Stir-Frying Oil:
2 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided

Sauce:
1/2 cup fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
2 tablespoons sugar
2 1/2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
2 tablespoons rice wine or sake
1 tablespoon Chinese black vinegar or Worcestershire sauce
1 1/4 teaspoons cornstarch
1 teaspoon dark sesame oil
2 tablespoons minced green onions
1 tablespoons minced ginger
1 1/2 tablespoons minced garlic (about 7 cloves)
1 teaspoon chile

Remaining Ingredients:
5 oz sliced water chestnuts
1 cup (1/2-inch) sliced green onion tops
3/4 cup peanuts
1/2 cups brown rice

Recipe Directions for Sichuan-Style Stir-Fried Chicken With Peanuts

  1. To prepare marinade, combine first 5 ingredients in a medium bowl; cover and chill 20 minutes.

  2. Heat 1 tablespoon of the vegetable oil in a wok or large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken mixture; stir-fry 4 minutes or until chicken is done. Remove from pan; set aside.

  3. To prepare sauce, combine broth and next 6 ingredients (broth through 1 teaspoon sesame oil); stir well with a whisk. Heat 1 tablespoon vegetable oil in pan. Add 2 tablespoons green onions, ginger, garlic, and chile paste, and stir-fry for 15 seconds. Add broth mixture, and cook 1 minute or until thick, stirring constantly.

  4. Stir in cooked chicken, water chestnuts, sliced onion tops, and peanuts; cook for 1 minute or until thoroughly heated. Serve over rice.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 254.6g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
457
Calories from Fat
187
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
20.8g
32%
Saturated Fat
3.4g
17%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
53mg
18%
Sodium
1143mg
48%
Potassium
385mg
11%
Total Carbohydrates
44.4g
15%
Dietary Fiber
3.3g
13%
Sugars
11.2g
Protein
28.0g
Vitamin A 5% Vitamin C 21%
Calcium 6% Iron 13%
* 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
  • High in manganese
  •   Bad points
  • High in sodium
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