Easy kung pao

I was looking for a recipe for a quick and easy Kung pao. Let’s have a look what I found. It is really quick, easy and delicious.

Kung Pao
Kung Pao

Basic ingredients

  • chicken (1 lb, 500 g)
  • large onion
  • 2 small bell peppers (green, red) You can use whatever color you want. ;o)
  • roasted peanuts (2 handfuls)
All the basic stuff you are going to cook and mix together.
All the basic stuff you are going to cook and mix together.

Sauce ingredients:

  • soy sauce (3 tablespoons)
  • garlic (2 cloves)
  • ginger (1 tablespoon)
  • crushed red pepper (1/2 teaspoon)
  • cornstarch (1 teaspoon)
  • sugar (1 teaspoon)
  • water (1/2 cup)
Stuff needed for sauce you marinate chicken in and saute vegetable in.
Stuff needed for sauce you marinate chicken in and saute vegetable in.

1. Cut up chicken into pieces about 1 inch and put it aside in a bowl with a lid.
1. Cut up chicken into pieces about 1 inch and put it aside in a bowl with a lid.

Prepare sauce. We will use 2 tablespoons for marinating the chicken, the rest for vegetable.

2. Peel piece (about inchxinch) of ginger with a peeler and then use shredder.
2. Peel piece of ginger with a peeler and then use shredder.You should end up with about a tablespoon of it. Put the ginger in a small bowl.
2. Mince 2 cloves of garlic
3. Mince 2 cloves of garlic. Add it to the ginger
4. In a bowl mix all stuff together: Soy Sauce, Ginger, Garlic, Pepper, Cornstarch, Sugar, Water.
4. Add the rest: Soy Sauce, Ginger, Garlic, Crushed Red Pepper, Cornstarch, Sugar and Water. Mix it with a fork.
5. Pour 2 tablespoons of the sauce over the chicken, cover it with a lid, shake it and let it marinate at room temperature for about 10 minutes. Put the rest of the sauce aside for later.
5. Pour 2 tablespoons of the sauce over the chicken, cover it with a lid, shake it and let it marinate at room temperature for about 10 minutes. Put the rest of the sauce aside for later.
6. Cut up the onion into thin stripes. Cup up the peppers into thin stripes.
6. Cut up the onion into thin stripes. Cup up the peppers into thin stripes.
This is all stuff you should have ready: Marinated Chicken, Sauce, Cut up vegetable.
This is all stuff you should have ready: Marinated Chicken, Sauce, Cut up vegetable.

When the chicken is ready you can start “cooking”.

7. Heat up oil in a large pan slowly from medium to high heat. Add chicken and cook for about 5 minutes or until it is no longer pink.
7. Heat up oil in a large pan slowly from medium to high heat. Add chicken and cook for about 5 minutes or until it is no longer pink.
8. Put the chicken aside on a plate.
8. Put the chicken aside on a plate.
9. Put there onion and peppers and cook for about 5 minutes. Once in a while toss the vegetable.
9. Put onion and peppers into the pan and cook for about 5 minutes. Once in a while toss the vegetable.
10. Pour over rest of the sauce and boil it for about 1 minute. The sauce will get thicker.
10. Pour over rest of the sauce and boil it for about 1 minute. The sauce will get thicker due to the cornstarch.
11. Put chicken back and stir it.
11. Put chicken back and stir it.
12.  Add 2 handfuls of peanuts. Stir it in. Cook for about a minute until done.
12. Add 2 handfuls of peanuts. Stir it in. Cook for about a minute until done.

This is the result in a pan.

Kung Pao
Kung Pao

And this is the result in detail. ๐Ÿ™‚ I have to practice steamy pictures ๐Ÿ™‚

Kung Pao Detail
Kung Pao Detail

Serve with your favorite rice.

As this is not my recipe here is the original “Easy Kung Pao Chicken”.

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