Kung Pao Chicken

sweet + spicy tender chicken, red bell pepper, scallions, basmati rice

1713 Recipe

Serves: 2 Servings | Time to Table: 20 Minutes | Calories: 505 | Category: Gluten-Free | Allergens: Contains Soy (Tamari) | Excellent Source of: Protein, Vitamin A, Vitamin C | Good Source of: Fiber, Iron


  • - Chef's Knife
  • - Large Skillet
  • - Measuring Spoons
  • - Small Bowl
  • - Small Skillet

What You Need:

  • - Kosher Salt or Flake Sea Salt
  • - Vegetable Oil

What We Send:

  • - Chicken Tenders
  • - Cooked Basmati Rice
  • - Crushed Red Pepper
  • - Minced Garlic
  • - Minced Ginger
  • - Sesame Oil
  • - Sliced Red Bell Pepper
  • - Sliced Scallions
  • - Sriracha
  • - Sweet Chile Sauce
  • - Tamari Sauce

Wine Pairings by @grapefriend

An off-dry Riesling is an excellent counterbalance to any spicy dish.

Beer Pairings

An English IPA has just the right amount of bitterness to stand up to the fire in this dish.

TK Table Talk:

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What To Do:

1. Chicken may arrive slightly frozen. Thaw as needed.

Kung Pao Chicken - Step 1

2. Cook Chicken: Cut chicken into bite-size pieces. Heat sesame oil and 1 tablespoon vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken and red bell pepper and cook 6 minutes or until browned. Stir in garlic and ginger and cook 30 seconds or until fragrant.

Kung Pao Chicken - Step 2

3. Make Sauce: While chicken cooks, combine sriracha, ONLY ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper, sweet chile sauce and tamari in a small bowl.

Kung Pao Chicken - Step 3

4. Finish Chicken: Add sauce to chicken. Stir until mixture is thickened. Stir in ONLY half of the scallions.

Kung Pao Chicken - Step 4

5. Heat Rice: Stir together rice, 2 teaspoons water and remaining scallions in a small skillet over low heat. Cook 2 minutes or until heated through.

To Serve: Serve chicken mixture over rice.

Pro Tip:

Bias-cut celery is another great addition to this popular stir-fry dish.

Spice it Up!: Add some crunch with toasted cashews or peanuts.


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