Easy Kung Pao Chicken

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 311.9
  • Total Fat: 16.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 55.0 mg
  • Sodium: 684.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 14.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.2 g
  • Protein: 30.3 g

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Got this recipe from a magazine and adapted it some to lower the sodium, fat and carbs. Got this recipe from a magazine and adapted it some to lower the sodium, fat and carbs.
Number of Servings: 4


    3 tablespoons Soy Sauce (low sodium)
    1 tablespoon peeled & grated fresh ginger or 1 teaspoon ground ginger
    1 teaspoon granulated sugar
    1 teaspoon cornstarch
    1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
    2 cloves garlic, minced
    1/2 cup water
    1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts; cut into 1 inch chunks
    2 teaspoons olive oil
    1 large onion, cut into thin strips
    2 small green peppers, cut into thin strips
    2/3 cup unsalted, roasted peanuts


1. In a small bowl, with a fork, combine soy sauce, ginger, sugar, cornstarch, crushed red pepper, garlic and water. Transfer 2 tablespoons of the sauce to a medium bowl; add chicken and toss to coat. Marinate at room temperature for 10 minutes.
2. In a nonstick 12 inch skillet, warm 2 teaspoons olive oil over medium heat until hot. Add chicken and cook until meat loses its pink color throughout, about 5 minutes. Remove to a plate.
3. Add remaining oil to the same skillet and heat until hot. Add onion and bell peppers and stir fry about 5 minutes. (Add 1 to 2 tablespoons water to skillet if dry.)
4. Pour remaining stir fry sauce over veges and boil for 1 minute. Return chicken to skillet, along with peanuts and heat through.
5. Serve over rice (not included in nutritional values).

Serves 4.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user BARBVERISSIMO.

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  • My whole family enjoyed this. I even used some of the sauce over veggies cooked in a wok for my son's vegetarian best friend who joined us for dinner. - 2/7/09

    Reply from BARBARADELFA (2/8/09)
    I am very happy that your family liked this and that you were able to also feed a vegetarian with it as awesome! Thanks for letting me know.

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