Kung Pao Chicken Recipe – Lunar New Year Recipe – Chinese Food Recipe

Total Time: 30 mins



  • 1 chicken breast (about 1/2 lb.), boneless and skinless, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1/2 tablespoon Chinese Shaoxing cooking wine (or mirin)
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch (or all purpose flour)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil


  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon black vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Chinese Shaoxing cooking wine (or mirin)
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon chicken bouillon powder (or 2 tablespoons chicken broth)
  • 1 teaspoon white pepper (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch (or all purpose flour)
  • 2 tablespoons water


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 dried red chili peppers, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon ginger, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, seeded and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, seeded and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 2 green onions, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1/3 cup roasted peanuts


  1. In a medium mixing bowl, stir to combine chicken, soy sauce, cooking wine, cornstarch, and olive oil. Cover and set the chicken aside, allowing it to marinate for at least 10 minutes.
  2. In another mixing bowl, whisk together all the Kung Pao sauce ingredients (soy sauce, vinegar, cooking wine, sugar, chicken bouillon powder, white pepper, cornstarch, and water). Whisk until the sugar and cornstarch is fully combined.
  3. Heat oil in a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat for 2 minutes until the hot oil is sizzling hot. Add in the marinated chicken and stir fry for 3 minutes until browned on all sides.
  4. Add dried chili peppers, garlic and ginger. Stir well to mix until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add red and green bell peppers and green onions. Stir fry for another minute until soft.
  5. Stir in the sauce and toss well to coat until the sauce thickens to desired consistency, and the chicken and vegetables evenly coated with Kung Pao sauce.
  6. Stir in peanuts and serve immediately with steamed rice or fried rice.

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