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Kung Pao Chicken

Kung Pao Chicken
Photo by Scott Phillips

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup plus 1 Tbs. cornstarch
  • 6 scallions, thinly sliced, whites and greens kept separate
  • 2 Tbs. minced fresh ginger
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, seeded and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • ¼ cup canola oil
  • 2 Tbs. soy sauce
  • ¼ cup dry sherry
  • + 9 more ingredients
    • 2 inner ribs celery, cut crosswise ½ inch thick
    • ¼ cup coarsely chopped salted peanuts
    • 1 Tbs. balsamic vinegar
    • 1-½ tsp. granulated sugar
    • 1-½ lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-½-inch pieces
    • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
    • 3 small hot red dried chiles, such as Thai chiles or chiles de arbol, split lengthwise (reserve the seeds)
    • 2 tsp. toasted sesame oil
    • ¾ cup low-salt chicken broth

Whisk the chicken broth, soy sauce, balsamic vinegar, 1 Tbs. of the cornstarch, sesame oil, and sugar in a measuring cup. In a large bowl, toss the chicken with 3/4 tsp. salt and a few generous grinds of pepper. Add the remaining 1/4 cup cornstarch and toss with the chicken (you may want to use t...

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Variations on Kung Pao Chicken

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    • 1 tablespoon canola oil, divided
    • 1 tablespoon ground fresh ginger (such as Spice World), divided
    • 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
    • +9 other ingredients
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    • 6 green onions, thinly sliced
    • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
    • 1/3 cup unsalted peanuts, skins removed
    • 1 1/2 tablespoons peanut oil
    • +8 other ingredients


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