Thursday, September 4, 2014

Quick and Easy Kung Pao Chicken

Written by Mrs. LC


Are you running out of new and innovative ideas for dinner? If so, you'll find this Kung Pao Chicken recipe extremely helpful! Creative, inviting, delicious, and filling were words my family utilized to describe their satisfaction with the finished product. 




And there is no greater joy than the joy of providing nourishment for ones family! Now that I've described how my Kung Pao Chicken was aesthetically pleasingly to the eyes, nostrils, and palates of my family, I'll provide instructions on how to create this dish! 


Start out with one pound of boneless skinless chicken breast. Cut them into bite sized pieces and season with Mrs. Dash garlic and herb salt free seasoning. In a large bowl add your chicken, light soy sauce, fresh garlic, sesame oil, brown sugar, and the whites of a green onion. Save the green parts of the onion for later. Stir and refrigerate for at least one hour. 

Marinade:
1 teaspoon brown sugar
1 tablespoon light soy sauce
2 large garlic cloves minced
white parts from 3 to 4 green onions, chopped


Using a non-stick pan set on medium-high heat add a teaspoon of extra virgin olive oil. Next add your chicken and let it sear for at least two minutes before turning over. Cook chicken until no longer pink. Add your green peppers (optional). Stir for one minute then add your sauce packet. Turn the heat down one notch and let the sauce reach a simmer. Cook for one more minute then garnish with the green parts of the green onion from earlier. Serve over jasmine rice, brown rice, quinoa, or couscous.




I didn't add any peanuts or cashews to mine, but if you like them please include them. 


A finished product that contained vibrant colors, a delightful aroma, and superb texture! Each of these elements was key in maximizing the level of interest in this dish. As preciously stated, my family thoroughly enjoyed this creation, and in-turn this wife of 13 years and mother of two reveled in their enjoyment!


Note: I added shrimp, peas, and chopped carrots to the one pictured. You can add any meat or vegetable you like. 

Enjoy!

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