Monday, January 17, 2011

Kung Pao Chicken

Very easy to make.

Very yummy to eat.

Enough said.

Kung Pao Chicken
adapted from Cooking Light

  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 12 oz bag of frozen petite broccoli florets
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 2 Tbsp water
  • ½ tsp crushed red pepper
  • 1 lb. skinless, boneless chicken breast, cut into small bite size chunks
  • ½ cup homemade chicken broth, or store bought
  • 2 Tbsp hoisin sauce - found in the Asian food section of your grocery store
  • 2 Tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 4 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 Tbsp coarsely chopped peanuts or cashews, optional

Heat 1 Tbsp olive oil in a large nonstick skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Add broccoli and 1 tsp ginger to pan. Stir and cook for 1 minute. Add water and cover. Cook for 3-4 minutes. Remove broccoli from pan and keep warm.

Heat 1 Tbsp olive oil in the pan. Add 1 tsp ginger, crushed pepper and chicken. Stir and cook until chicken is cooked though and lightly browned.

Combine broth, hoisin, vinegar, soy sauce, cornstarch and garlic in a small bowl and whisk together. Add this mixture to the chicken in the pan and bring to a boil. Stirring constantly. Reduce heat and stir until mixture thickens, a couple of minutes. Return broccoli to pan and mix together until well-blended.

Serve over your favorite rice and sprinkle with peanuts or cashews on top.

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  1. This does look tasty and easy! I just printed it. If you get a chance, will you email me and let me know how you include that option to print from google docs. That's awesome. (janeanneowen at hotmail dot com) Thanks!

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  2. Love this dish! :)

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  3. This looks delicious! I LOVE kung pao chicken and I love healthy versions! Thanks!

  4. This is a great healthy version of a tasty dish. Thank you!

  5. That looks awesome! I love Kung Pao Chicken. Found you on Kelly the Kitchen party. I have a blog party too but it is just getting started.

  6. Oh, how good and delicious this looks!
    Be a sweetie,
    shelia ;)

  7. Oh, how good and delicious this looks!
    Be a sweetie,
    shelia ;)


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