Monday, May 4, 2009

Kungpao Chicken...!!

My first tryst with Kung pao chicken happened long back, during my first visit to T.G.I. Friday's. My order of main entree, low carb Dragon fire chicken, came with a grilled chicken breast glazed with Chinese Kung Pao sauce served with brown rice and broccoli. I fell in love with the Kungpao sauce at the first bite.. I became a big fan of their mashed potatoes as well..
After my last visit, I seriously thought of trying it at home. So this weekend we had a chinese day in with egg fried rice and Kung pao chicken.

Inredients You need:
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast
1 teaspoon rice cooking wine (bought it from Shaw's super market)
2-1/2 tablespoons soy sauce
1/3 cup water
2 tablespoon oil ( i use corn oil)
8-10 whole dry chili peppers (if longer, cut in half)
1/4 cup diced green onion
1 teaspoon ginger paste
1 teaspoon garlic paste
11/2 teaspoon crushed red chili pepper
1/2 tablespoon cornstarch mixed with 1/2 tablespoon water
For the Marinade:
1/4 cup water
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 egg
1/4 cup cornstarch
2 tablespoons oil

  • Cut the chicken breast into small pieces and keep aside
  • Mix all the marinade ingredients.
  • Add the cut chicken pieces into marinade,mix well and refrigerate at least 1 hour.
  • Make a mixture of rice wine, soy sauce and water and set aside.
  • Heat wok. Add 2 tablespoons oil and heat well.
  • Remove chicken from marinade and add to wok. Stir-fry quickly for 2 minutes.
  • Remove chicken and drain well.
  • Now to the same wok add some oil, and add dry chili peppers. Stir-fry until they darken.
  • Add green onions, ginger, garlic and crushed red chili pepper and stir-fry 15 seconds.
  • Now add the chicken to wok, stir soy sauce/wine mixture and add; stir until sauce boils.
  • Then add cornstarch mix to thicken. Stir and cook until ingredients are thoroughly mixed and the chicken pieces are cooked.


Pooja said...

Wow my favourite too! The dish looks great :)

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Renuka, you have made this like a pro... Wow simply tempting and chicken looks wickedly delicious...

Smitha said...

Love it. I've been searching for a good kung pao chicken recipe. This one is great. have book marked it:)

Tina said...

ohhh this is my favourite dish..looks delicious.....
hai da plz chek dis

Anonymous said...

Kung pao chicken is definitely our favorite! Yours looks just delicious!

Kalyani said...

Dish is looking great ... Its my one of the fav. bookmarked ... thanks ........

Vishali said...

mmhh pass me some the way u have made kungpao chic....good one!

Pavithra said...

Looking delicious.. i am vegeterian..But i can admire.. Lovely picture

Anonymous said...

Hey Renuka,kungpao chicken looks so yummy and tempting..feel lik ehaving some..great blog !

Priya said...

Wow looks like as we get from restaurant..tempting dish!

Sophie said...

This is yummy, fresh and traditional -- looks great! I'm gonna try it out very soon, I'm always looking for chicken recipes.

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

I love KungPao chicken at PF Chang. Have to try it...

kanishk said...

Wow simply tempting and chicken looks wickedly delicious.

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