Kung Pao Chicken – Boswell Style

Try this simple Kung Pao Chicken and make it yours!
Kung Pao Chicken
Kung Pao Chicken

Kung Pao Chicken

Kung Pao Chicken – Boswell Style

This is my son’s favorite Kung Pao chicken.  It’s spicy but not as tongue blazing as the dish at our local Chinese restaurant, which we love.  This is also very simple to make, and you probably have the ingredients in your kitchen already – well, maybe not the Hoisin sauce, but that is available at a supermarket near you.  It’s also very easy to add more heat if you want, just add more peppers.

We usually have this with Same Day Fried Rice.

Kung Pao Chicken - Boswell Style

Kung Pao Chicken and Same Day Fried Rice

 

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Kung Pao Chicken

Kung Pao Chicken - Boswell Version

Try this simple Kung Pao Chicken and make it yours!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Course: Main
Cuisine: Chinese
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 211kcal
Author: Adrienne Boswell

Ingredients

  • 1 chicken breast, skinned and boned
  • 2 tablespoons peanut or other unflavored oil
  • 1 onion
  • 1/2 cup bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 clove garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon chili flakes
  • 1 cup Hoisin sauce
  • 1/4 cup peanuts

Garnish

  • Peanuts
  • Spring onions
  • Sesame seeds

Instructions

  • Cut the chicken into one-inch pieces. Cut the onion in large pieces, and the peppers should be sliced large as well.
  • Preheat a saute pan or wok and put the oil in when the pan has started to smoke. It will be really hot, and that's what you want. Add the vegetables and saute them until the onion is translucent, stirring all the while. Add the chicken and saute it making all pieces are cooked through before adding the Hoisin sauce.
  • Add the hoisin sauce and chili flakes, stir to combine, then cover and reduce the heat to medium. Cook covered, about 5 minutes. Stir in the peanuts, then plate up.
  • Garnish with more peanuts, sesame seeds and chopped spring onion.

Notes

You can add as much heat as you want. I often add El Yucateco Habanero sauce for an extra kick.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Kung Pao Chicken - Boswell Version
Amount Per Serving
Calories 211 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 21mg7%
Sodium 1131mg49%
Potassium 224mg6%
Carbohydrates 34g11%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 10g20%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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