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.


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

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

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

  6. 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.


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