Thursday, December 27, 2012

Cooking Thursday - Kung Pao Chicken

So ready to get back to simple meals and none of the holiday cooking.  I honestly can't look at ham and turkey and pie and chocolate and and and and and............  Blech!

For today's recipe I picked one of our favorites.  Kung Pao Chicken, hope you enjoy as well :) 

Kung Pao Chicken

Kung Pao Chicken
Credit:  Taste of Home

8 whole chicken wings (about 1-1/2 pounds) *I used boneless thighs*
2 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup soy sauce
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1 tablespoon canola oil
1 small sweet red pepper, diced
1/2 cup diced onion
1 to 2 garlic cloves, minced
1/3 cup peanuts
Hot cooked rice

Cut chicken wings into three sections; discard wing tip section. Set the wings aside. In a small bowl, combine the sugar, cornstarch, water, soy sauce, lemon juice and pepper flakes until blended; set aside.

In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat oil. Cook chicken wings, uncovered, for 10-15 minutes or until chicken juices run clear, turning occasionally.

Add red pepper and onion; cook, uncovered, for 3-5 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir cornstarch mixture; gradually add to skillet. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until sauce is thickened and vegetables are tender. Sprinkle with peanuts. Serve with rice.

Yield: 4 servings.


Mari said...

Sounds wonderful!
I'm on a little blogging break so don't have a recipe to share today, but will be back next week.

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Jen said...

This looks so good. I'm SO happy to be joining in again!

Blessed Beyond said...

Sandra, This sounds so wonderful! Thank you for sharing!

Debby said...

Looks and sound yummy! I am ready to get back to some real cooking now that all the Christmas leftovers are gone

donna said...

Thanks for sharing this recipe. I got a rice cooker for Christmas so I am looking forward to giving this recipe a try. I already penciled it in on next weeks menu. Thanks again and God bless.