Let me say, that when I decided to make this I had no idea what really goes in Kung Pao Chicken. I just saw a bottle of the sauce in Walmart and bought it. The rest was decided by what I had on hand.
The result turned out delicious. The Kung Pao sauce had just enough spice to lend and interesting kick. I used chicken that I had already grilled, sliced and frozen, so it was quick to make.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 1 – 1 1/2 lbs. cooked chicken breast (I used sliced, grilled chicken)
- 1 bunch broccoli, chopped
- 1 red pepper, chopped
- vegetable oil
- 1 bottle Kung Pao sauce (I used Panda Express)
- hot cooked rice
Thaw chicken in the microwave, if you’ve got some frozen. Otherwise, cook some chicken.
In a large skillet, cook the broccoli and red pepper over medium-high heat for several minutes. Stir often. Add chicken and Kung Pao sauce. Turn heat down and let it finish heating while the rice finishes cooking.
Small disclaimer: The Panda Express people don’t know me, I just happen to like their sauce. I’ve never even been to one of their restaurants (I think it’s a restaurant, right?). I buy it because it’s good and they carry it at Walmart, another group of people who don’t know me, I just happen to shop in their store.
Now, for those of you who know what’s really supposed to be in Kung Pao Chicken, please leave a comment and enlighten me! I may try to make it the proper way next time.