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Kung Pao Chicken Recipe

Kung Pao Chicken’s main ingredients are peppercorn, dried chilies, and a spicy sauce that adds character to the tender meat.

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  • PREP TIME 15 mins
  • SERVINGS 4 servings
  • COOK TIME 35 mins
  • CALORIES 487 kcal
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Tuyet Pham

Tuyet Pham

Head Chef, Culinary Consultant
Tuyet Pham is an award-winning Saigonese chef who believes that joy is the secret ingredient to delicious food. At Healthy Recipes 101, Tuyet personally tests and simplifies every recipe, ensuring maximum flavor with minimal effort. With a background at prestigious French restaurants P’TI Saigon and Le Corto, Tuyet knows how to make every dish exceptional.
Luna Regina

Luna Regina

Writer, Author
Luna Regina is an accomplished writer and author who dedicates her career to empowering home cooks and making cooking effortless for everyone. She is the founder of and, where she works with her team to develop easy, nutritious recipes and help aspiring cooks choose the right kitchen appliances.
Lizzie Streit, MS, RDN, LD

Lizzie Streit, MS, RDN, LD

Nutrition Reviewer
Lizzie Streit is a Minneapolis-based dietitian and founder of It’s a Veg World After All. She completed her MS in Human Nutrition from Drexel University, and is an expert in culinary nutrition, recipe development, and nutrition communications. Lizzie’s philosophy is centered around making nutrition recommendations, and especially the advice to eat more vegetables, approachable and realistic. She is excited to be working with the team at Healthy Recipes 101 to ensure that their recipes are both nutritious and delicious.
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Recipe Rating
  • Tammy

    Sounds like a delicious Recipe! Is it 1/4cup peanuts or peanut butter?

    • Luna Regina

      Thanks Tammy! It’s raw, skin-off peanut that we used in this recipe.

  • Monica
    The blend of spices and vegetables provides a balanced and flavorful dish that can satisfy your taste buds and cravings.