Kung Pao Chicken (Gong Bao or Kung Po) is a delicious stir-fried chicken dish made with chunks of chicken, peanuts, vegetables, and chili peppers swimming in a silky Chinese sauce.
1 3/4 Pounds Boneless/Skinless Chicken Breast (Cut Into 1-Inch Pieces)
1 Tablespoon Shaoxing Wine (Rice Wine) Or Dry Sherry
1 Tablespoon Soy Sauce
2 Teaspoons Baking Soda
1 Teaspoon Cornstarch
1/2 Cup Chicken Stock
5 Tablespoons Soy Sauce
2 Tablespoons Chinese Black Vinegar Or Balsamic Vinegar
2 Tablespoons Chinese Shaoxing Wine Or Dry Sherry
2 Teaspoons Dark Soy Sauce
2 Teaspoons Hoisin Sauce
2 Tablespoons Sugar
1 Teaspoon Cornstarch
4 Tablespoons Grapeseed Oil (Divided)
6 Garlic Cloves (Minced)
2 Tablespoons Grated Fresh Ginger
1 Red Bell Pepper (Seeded And Diced)
8 Dried Chili Peppers
1 Tablespoon Sichuan Peppercorns (Lightly Toasted And Ground)
4 Green Onions (Cut Into 1-Inch Pieces)
1/2 Cup Toasted Peanuts
2 Teaspoons Toasted Sesame Oil
In medium-size bowl combine chicken pieces, Shaoxing wine, soy sauce, baking soda, and cornstarch. Cover with plastic wrap and let sit 15 minutes to marinate.
In medium-size bowl combine chicken stock, soy sauce, black vinegar, Shaoxing wine, dark soy sauce, hoisin sauce, sugar, and cornstarch. Sugar should dissolve. Set aside.
In large-size skillet or wok add 2 tablespoons grapeseed oil. Turn heat to high. Allow oil to heat up. Add marinated chicken and cook 4 minutes. Occasionally stir. Remove from heat and transfer to bowl. Set aside.
Add remaining grapeseed oil to same skillet/wok. Stir in garlic, ginger, red bell pepper pieces, dried chili peppers, and Sichuan peppercorns. Cook 1 minute.
Pour sauce into skillet/wok and bring to boil. Stir while boiling. Once sauce begins to thicken slightly add chicken back into skillet/wok and mix all ingredients through the sauce for 2 minutes until chicken is evenly coated.
Add green onions, peanuts and sesame oil. Toss well and continue to cook another 2 minutes.
Transfer to serving bowl and serve immediately with rice.
Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Cook Time: 10 Minutes
Total Time: 30 Minutes
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