Easy to make with tons of spicy flavor. Don’t like spicy foods? Just adjust how much chili paste you put in. I’m a wimp when it comes to spicy foods. This was just the right amount of heat for me.
Easy Kung Pao Chicken Recipe (serves 4)
2 tablespoons sesame oil
1 cup onion , chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
3/4 cup water
3 tablespoons soy sauce
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1 teaspoon brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon bottled minced ginger
1/2 teaspoon chili paste
1 cup thinly sliced red bell pepper (about 1 large pepper)
1 cup snow peas, trimmed
Heat sesame oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion to pan; saute 3 minutes or until softened. Add garlic; saute 30 seconds, stirring constantly. Add chicken; saute 3 minutes or until chicken begins to brown.
Combine 3/4 cup water and the next 5 ingredients. (through chili paste), stirring with a whisk until sugar dissolves. Add water mixture to pan; bring to a boil. Add bell pepper and snow peas to pan; cook for 2 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender and sauce thickens. Sprinkle with nuts.