Quick and Lean Kung Pao Chicken

Category International
  • 1/4 cup regular-strength chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons each soy sauce and  dry sherry
  • 1 teaspoon each cornstarch and Oriental sesame oil
  • 3/4 pound  chicken meat, cut into 1/4 X 2 inch pieces
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped or  slivered
  • 1/4 - 3/4 teaspoon crushed dried hot red chilies

  • About 1  tablespoon salad oil
  • 10 green onions (scallions), ends trimmed (6 cut into 1-1/2-inch  pieces, 4 reserved for garnish)
  • 1/3 cup unsalted dry-roasted peanuts
  • About  4 cups hot cooked rice


Mix broth, soy, sherry, cornstarch, and sesame oil to blend; set aside.  Mix chicken with garlic and chilies.

In a wok or 12-inch frying pan over high heat, heat 2 teaspoons oil until  hot.  Add half the chicken mixture; stir-fry until chicken has golden brown tinge and is no longer pink in thickest part (cut to test), about 3 minutes;  remove to a dish.  Repeat with remaining chicken, adding oil as  needed.

Return cooked chicken to wok; stir in reserved sauce, onion pieces, and  nuts.  Cook, stirring, until sauce bubbles and thickens, about 1  minute.  Serve with rice; add onion garnish.  Serves 4.


Per serving:

  • 510 calories
  • 28g protein
  • 14g fat
  • 65g  carb
  • 599 mg sodium
  • 60 mg chol

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August 12, 20040 found this helpful

this sounds absolutely divine,thank you for sharing it with us! yummy yum yum(

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