Happy Wednesday guys! Today’s recipe is Simple Kung Pao Chicken – super quick and easy to make and so much better than your takeaway, I promise!
Ok, so let’s be honest, I’ve been quite behind for the last couple of weeks. I’ve barely completed my weekly tasks (I’ve got quite a few of them, as we all do) and on top of that I feel so tired. Was it the half-term? Not sure. Luckily I’m starting to pick my tasks and feel a bit more energised so should be back to normal soon. This was me complaining. Better get back to the recipe cause I’ll completely lose the focus of this post. 😃
I’ve been really into Chinese recently. We’ve had a few lazy nights when we ordered from our local Chinese shop(which by the way is delicious) and I was all about making Chinese at home. One of the recipes I recreated at home was this Simple Kung Pao Chicken. I also love the sticky Chinese ribs which I’m hoping to share with you next week.
The whole family loved the kung pao chicken. I served it with rice and some veggies. However, I usually have to make two separate pots – one for grown-ups and the other one for the kiddos. They have tasted some slightly spiced stuff but this chicken was too much for them. It was on fire!🔥 I loved it though. It really warmed me up.
All you need is chicken, peanuts (although i used cashews ), fresh chillies, soy sauce, sesame oil, honey, garlic & ginger – really simple but so tasty. You can also serve it with noodles.
Here’s how to make the Simple Kung Pao Chicken
- 400g chicken, cut in chunks
- 100g peanuts
- 2 chillies, deseeded and chopped
- 2 spring onion, chopped
- For the marinade:
- 100ml dark soy sauce
- 2tbsp rice vinegar
- 2tbsp honey
- 3 garlic cloves, crushed
- 1tbsp ginger
- salt to taste
- toasted sesame oil for frying
- rice for serving
- Marinade the chicken and leave in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.
- Heat a pan with the sesame oil and start cooking the chicken. Leave for about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Add the peanuts, chilles & spring onion. Mix well and cook for anther 10 minutes.
- Serve with some rice and fresh lime wedges.
I hope you guys like this recipe. Stay tuned for more tasty recipes coming very soon. Meanwhile, stay warm and well nourished. 😘 xx