Chinese New Year Kung Pao Chicken

Chinese New Year Kung Pao Chicken


  • ¼ c. soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp. rice wine (or white wine)
  • 3 tsp. cornstarch
  • 1 lb. chicken breast, cubed
  • ¼ c. chicken broth
  • 2 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp. hoisin sauce
  • 2 tsp. seasame oil
  • 1 tsp. garlic chili paste
  • 1 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 bell pepper, chopped
  • 3 green onions, finely sliced
  • ⅓ c. chopped peanuts


  1. In a medium bowl, combine 1 tablespoon soy sauce, rice wine and 1 teaspoon cornstarch. Whisk until smooth then add the chicken and toss to coat. Marinate 15 minutes.
  2. Make sauce: In a small bowl, whisk together remaining 3 tablespoons soy sauce, remaining 2 teaspoons cornstarch, chicken broth, apple cider vinegar, hoisin sauce, sesame oil and garlic chili paste. Whisk until evenly combined.
  3. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat vegetable oil. Add chicken and cook until golden and almost cooked through, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat.
  4. Add a drizzle of oil and the bell pepper. Cook until tender, about 5 minutes, then stir in garlic and cook until fragrant.
  5. Return chicken to skillet and pour in sauce. Stir to combine and bring mixture to a low simmer. Cook until the chicken is cooked through and the sauce has thickened, about 2 minutes.
  6. Stir in green onions and peanuts.


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