Prep: 15 min.; Cook: 15 min.
KUNG PAO CHICKEN RECIPE
Preparation - Medium
This Kung Pao Chicken recipe is delicious and easy to prepare.
EASIER if you have all you ingredients prepared and at hand.
IN a bowl, mix the soy sauce, water, vinegar, sherry, sugar, and 1 T cornstarch, set aside.
TOSS the cubed chicken in 1 T cornstarch (you can put the cornstarch in a paper or plastic bag, add the chicken, shake).
HEAT the oil in a wok or a deep large skillet.
ADD the hot chilies and sauté till chilies begin to darken.
REMOVE chilies with a slotted spoon - save if you want to add them at the end (we do).
ADD cubed chicken.
COOK over high heat, stirring, until browned, about 4 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon and set aside.
REDUCE heat to medium.
POUR off the oil, leave about 1 T in the pan.
ADD scallions, ginger and garlic, sauté for 1 - 2 minutes, stirring occasionally.
REDUCE heat, stir in your soy sauce mixture, cook, stirring occasionally till sauce thickens; about 1 minute.
ADD 1 - 2 T water, sherry or vinegar (or mix) if you want a more liquid dish.
ADD chicken and peanuts (and chilies if you wish), heat through.
SERVE with white rice. Great with stir fried vegetable, broccoli, snow peas.