Chicken Kung-Pao PoW!

Chicken, Recipes | January 23, 2015 | By

This is my favorite traditional Chinese chicken dish to make (and to eat)!  I love the sweet and saltiness of this delicious kung pao sauce and the chopped nuts sure give it a mean crunch.  This dish is great over a bed of cauliflower rice or veggies!

Chicken Kung-Pao PoW!
Serves 2
A twist on the original kung-pao chicken.
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
20 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
20 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 pound skineless, boneless chicken breasts
  2. 1 tbsp coconut oil
  3. 1 tsp sesame oil
  4. 1 tsp arrowroot flour
  5. 4 tbsp coconut aminos
  6. 2 tsp honey
  7. 6 small dried red chili peppers
  8. ¼ cup onion, chopped
  9. ¼ cup red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  10. ¼ cup scallions, chopped
  11. 3 garlic cloves, minced
  12. 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  13. 1/4 tsp dried ginger
  14. ½ tsp garlic powder
  15. 1/3 cup cashews or almonds, chopped
  16. salt and black pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Cut chicken breasts into 1-inch pieces and season with garlic powder, salt and black pepper.
  2. Cut dried red chili peppers in half and set aside.
  3. Combine the sesame oil, arrowroot flour and coconut aminos in a small saucepan and stir. Add the honey and dried ginger and bring to a light boil over medium heat, stirring frequently. If the sauce doesn’t thicken, add more arrowroot powder.
  4. Remove sauce from the heat and set aside.
  5. In a large skillet, sauté onions over medium-high heat in coconut oil for 2 minutes then add garlic and dried red chili peppers and sauté for an additional 30 seconds.
  6. Add chicken pieces and cook for an additional 3 to 5 minutes until browned.
  7. Add the red bell pepper and scallions to the skillet and stir.
  8. Pour the sauce over the chicken and vegetables and cook for another 2 to 3 minutes until the chicken is cooked.
  9. Season with crushed red pepper flakes, salt and black pepper.
  10. Add the chopped cashews or almonds, stir and serve!
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