Kung Pao chicken

Published September 8, 2014 by Ninik Becker

kung pao chicken

When I was in Hong Kong, Kung Pao chicken that I eat normally rather dry and use peanuts or cashews and sometimes also use green bell pepper.

This time I used green beans and red bell pepper for colour without peanuts or cashews.

kung pao chicken


For you who do not like to have trouble with all the seasoning, kung pao chicken sauce available in a jar in Asian store.

This recipe I got from Ms Law Shau Hing, my co-worker a few years ago. Thanks Hing Hing !

Ingredients :

  • 300 g chicken breast, boneless, skinless
  • 5 dried red chilli pepper (or more), remove the seeds
  • 2 clove garlic, minced
  • a handful of green beans, cut about 3 cm
  • 1/2 to a half of red bell pepper, stripped
  • 2 tbsp chicken broth/water
  • cooking oil

Marinate for chicken:

  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp Chinese rice wine (if not using wine, use a pinch of ginger powder)
  • 1 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp cooking oil

Sauce for thicken :

  • 1 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp dark soy sauce
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 2 tbsp chicken broth/water
  • a few drop sesame oil
  • 1 tsp rice wine, if using


  1. Cut chicken breast into cube or strip or slice thin, bite size. Mix with marinate ingredients in a bowl. Mix evenly, set aside about 20 minutes or so.
  2. In other small bowl mix sauce ingredients, set aside.
  3. Heat 3 tbsp oil in a wok /shallow pan, medium high heat. Fry the chicken and stir until turn white, remove from the pan and place in a bowl/plate.
  4. Use the same wok/pan, add minced garlic, chilli pepper, green beans, red bell pepper. Stir quickly for a while then add 2 tbsp broth/water. Cover the wok/pan for about 2 minutes.
  5. Put back the chicken into the wok/pan, stir quickly to combine and chicken cooked through.
  6. Reduce the heat, add the sauce mixture. Stir quickly to thicken.
  7. If using roasted peanuts/cashews, this is time to add. Stir well before serving.
  8. Serve with steamed rice.


kung pao chicken

kung pao chicken

Selamat makan ! Guten Appetit !



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