How to Make Kung Pao Chicken- Recipe on FirstCry Parenting

Kung Pao Chicken

This one is a typical Chinese dish prepared from chicken, peanuts and bell peppers and is has a sweet, sour and spicy sapidity to it. This easy to cook dish can go as a perfect starter or can be served with rice as a main course dish. Try out this recipe and do tell us how your version of Kung Pao chicken turned out.

Serves Preparation Time Cooking Time
4 People 15-20 Minutes 25-30 Minutes


For Marination

  • 1 & 1/2 pound boneless chicken (cut into cubes)
  • 1/4 tsp white pepper (ground)
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp Shaoxing wine or white wine
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1/2 tsp cornstarch

For Sauce

  • 2 tbsp chicken stock
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp shaoxing wine or white wine
  • 1 tbsp white vinegar
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 2 – 3 tbsp peanut oil
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 1 zucchini (cut to cubes)
  • 1/2 cup roasted peanut
  • 2 stalks celery (cut lengthwise)
  • 2 – 3 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 2 tsp minced ginger
  • 1 scallion (cut lengthwise)
  • 8 dried red chilli or 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes


Step 1

Marinate chicken with all the ingredients mentioned under ‘for marination’. Keep aside for 15 – 20 min.

Step 2

In a bowl, combine soya sauce, wine, vinegar, sesame oil, corn starch, chicken stock and sugar. Mix well until blended. Sauce is ready, keep aside.

Step 3

Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a kadhai on high flame. Wait until it starts smoking. Now, add the chicken and cook for about 2 -3 minutes. Keep stirring continuously. Transfer this chicken into a bowl.

Step 4

In the same kadhai, add 2 tbsp of oil and in the same manner wait until it starts smoking.

Step 5

Add bell peppers, zucchini and celery. Keep tossing and stirring for about a minute. Now, add the peanuts and combine well.

Step 6

Shift the vegetables to the sides of the kadhai and add garlic, ginger, scallions and chilli in the centre. Stir this well for about half a minute.

Step 7

Now, add chicken and sauce. Mix well and allow it to cook until the sauce thickens and the chicken is cooked completely.

Step 8

Serve this sweet and sour chicken immediately.

Nutritional Information

Calories 581 Kcal
Proteins 35.8 g
Fat 43.6 g
Carbohydrates 16.8 g
Cholesterol 99 mg
Sodium 1170 mg
Potassium 321 mg
Tip -You can avoid wine if you don’t prefer it. It won’t have a marked effect on the taste, and will still taste good.
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