Chinese Take-Out Kung Pao Chicken

This is just as good as any Chinese restaurant! ---one tablespoon of hot chile paste will give you a medium-high heat, if you prefer a less spicy flavor then reduce the hot chile paste, this is very hot! I would strongly suggest to double the sauce ingredients or use 2 pounds of chicken and double the sauce x4. Add in some baby corn, mushrooms, peas or other veggies if desired. This can also be made using thinly sliced beef in place of chickenAMAZING! This is so good! Anyone who loves Kung Pao like I do.....YOU HAVE TO TRY THIS! The sauce was wonderful! I doubled the sauce like recommended and it was perfect! I'm putting this in my family favorite file! Thanks Kittencal!Another great recipe from Kittencal! I used a little red pepper flakes instead of chili paste as I do not like it real spicy hot. I also use rice vinegar instead of white vinegar. I added some oriental stir fried veggies, served it over rice and Boy was that good. Thanks for another great meal.Wow, I've been on quite a Kittencal recipe kick lately! This is yet another delicious one! I did double the sauce as you suggested, and it seemed like the perfect amount thrown over a pound of chicken and a large pile of baby bok choy. Served over plain white rice, this made a wonderful meal. Thanks again!

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  •   1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast (cut into about 1-inch chunks)
  •   cooked white rice
  •   finely chopped green onion (for garnish) (optional)
  •   coarsley chopped peanuts (optional) or cashews (optional)
  •   1 tablespoon cornstarch
  •   2 tablespoons cold water
  •   1 tablespoon white wine
  •   1 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce
  •   1 tablespoon sesame oil
  •   2 tablespoons water
  •   1 tablespoon white wine
  •   1 1⁄2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
  •   1 tablespoon sesame oil
  •   3 teaspoons cornstarch
  •   2 tablespoons cold water
  •   1 tablespoon hot chili paste (or to taste)
  •   1 teaspoon white vinegar
  •   3 teaspoons brown sugar
  •   3 -4 green onions, chopped
  •   3 -4 teaspoons fresh minced garlic
  •   1 (8 ounce) can water chestnuts, drained
  •   1⁄2 cup chopped salted cashews (or use peanuts)


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