The Kung Pao Chicken Recipe I Wish I Always Had


Kung Pao Chicken, or Gong Bao Ji Ding (宫保鸡丁), is a Chinese dish from Sichuan that has taken the world by storm. I try the authentic, traditional recipe – only to see if we can take it to the next level!

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250g or 1 large chicken breast
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking SODA (not baking powder!!)
brine for 30 minutes, or up to overnight
rinse very well

then marinate in
1/2 Tbsp Chinese cooking wine (Liaojiu)
1/2 Tbsp light soy sauce
1/2 Tbsp corn starch
while making your sauce & oil

2 Tbsp Zhenjiang or Chinkiang vinegar
1/2 Tbsp Chinese cooking wine (Liaojiu)
1 tsp ginger juice (squeezed grated ginger)
1/2 Tbsp light soy sauce
1/4 tsp dark soy sauce
1/4 tsp sesame oil
1/4 tsp msg (optional)
1 tsp corn starch, dissolved in 2 Tbsp cold water

for the fragrant chili oil
5 Tbsp oil
2 tsp Sichuan pepper
2 Tbsp chili flakes
sizzle on medium low for 2-3 minutes, until chili begins to darken
you will need around 1-2 Tbsp of this oil

prep other ingredients
1/2 cup or more of peanuts + cashews
3 medium scallions, pale parts only, cut into 1 cm chunks
2 cloves of garlic, thinly sliced
about 10cm cucumber, deseeded, finely diced
about 10 dried chilies (ideally Sichuan Er Jing Tiao), cut into pieces and deseeded

blanch marinated chicken in
2l boiling water
about 1-2 minutes, stirring gently
outside should turn pale
it’s ok if not cooked through yet!
carefully strain
let cool for a few minutes

for the stir fry
2 Tbsp neutral cooking oil
add garlic
add chili
add chicken
stir fry 2 minutes
add sauce (stir before adding to make sure starch is dissolved)
stir until thickened
add peanuts
add cucumber
add 1-2 Tbsp fragrant chili oil

serve, enjoy! 💛

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Written & Directed by Andong
Motion Graphics by Andong
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