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Kung Po Chicken

 
One serving costs about $2.17

$2.17 per serving

2 people like this recipe

2 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

4 gluten-free,dairy-free,gluten free,dairy free lunch,main course,main dish,dinner
spoonacular Score:73%

Spoonacular Score: 73%

 

Kung Po Chicken might be just the main course you are searching for. One serving contains 414 calories, 21g of protein, and 33g of fat. This recipe serves 4 and costs $1.67 per serving. This recipe from Foodista has 1 fans. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes roughly 45 minutes. It is a good option if you're following a gluten free and dairy free diet. A mixture of cornstarch, roasted peanuts, distilled vinegar, and a handful of other ingredients are all it takes to make this recipe so delicious. To use up the water you could follow this main course with the Watermelon-Peach Slushies as a dessert. All things considered, we decided this recipe deserves a spoonacular score of 65%. This score is solid. Similar recipes include Kung Pao Popeye (Kung Pao Chicken Made with Popeye's Nuggets), Kung Pao Shrimp (kung Pao Prawn/???), and kung pao chicken.

Ingredients

Servings:
2
2  chicken breasts
chicken breasts
8
8  red dried chili pepper
red dried chili pepper
6 Tbsps
6 Tbsps corn oil
corn oil
1 tsp
1 tsp cornstarch
cornstarch
1
1  egg white
egg white
0.5 cups
0.5 cups roasted peanuts
roasted peanuts
some
some salt
salt
2
2  scallions
scallions
1 tsp
1 tsp sesame oil
sesame oil
2 Tbsps
2 Tbsps soy sauce
soy sauce
some
some water
water
1 tsp
1 tsp white distilled vinegar
white distilled vinegar
2  chicken breasts
2
chicken breasts
8  red dried chili pepper
8
red dried chili pepper
6 Tbsps corn oil
6 Tbsps
corn oil
1 tsp cornstarch
1 tsp
cornstarch
1  egg white
1
egg white
0.5 cups roasted peanuts
0.5 cups
roasted peanuts
some salt
some
salt
2  scallions
2
scallions
1 tsp sesame oil
1 tsp
sesame oil
2 Tbsps soy sauce
2 Tbsps
soy sauce
some water
some
water
1 tsp white distilled vinegar
1 tsp
white distilled vinegar

Equipment

sieve
sieve
pot
pot
wok
wok
sieve
sieve
pot
pot
wok
wok


Instructions

  1. Cut chicken into 1/2 inch cubes. You will have about 1-1/2 cups. Combine the egg white, cornstarch, soy sauce and 1 tbsp water and add to chicken cubes, mixing well. Set aside for 30 minutes. Wipe the chicli peppers clean with a wet towel. Remove the tops and set aside on plate with scallions Combine the sauce ingredients in a cup. Set aside near cooking area. Place a strainer over a pot near the cooking area. Heat a wok over moderate heat until it is very hot. Add the peanut oil and heat to about 300. Mix the chicken again and add to the hot oil. Raise the heat to

Read the detailed instructions on Foodista.com – The Cooking Encyclopedia Everyone Can Edit

Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $2.17
Ingredient
2 chicken breasts
8 red dried chili pepper
6 tablespoons corn oil
1 egg white
½ cups roasted peanuts
2 scallions
1 teaspoon sesame oil
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 teaspoon white distilled vinegar
Price
$4.01
$3.19
$0.28
$0.18
$0.50
$0.16
$0.10
$0.24
$0.02
$8.68

Tips

Health Tips

  • Although the body needs salt to survive, most of us get too much. The problem with consuming too much salt (what chemists call "sodium chloride") is actually the sodium part, which is why people concerned about high blood pressure go on low-sodium diets. If you are trying to reduce salt in your diet, you can try salt substitutes like potassium chloride or try to make do with less salt by using more black pepper, herbs, and spices.

  • Many people will tell you to remove the skin on your chicken to cut down on fat. This is true, but if you like the taste, leave it on! You're only gaining a little fat for a lot of flavor. Plus, a little over half of the fat in chicken skin is monounsatured fat (that's a heart-healthy kind) and the notion that saturated fat is unhealthy is being questioned too. So in our opinion: dig in, skin and all!

  • If you're following a gluten-free diet, be sure to find a gluten-free soy sauce!

  • You can reduce your sodium intake by choosing lower-sodium soy sauce.

  • get more health tips

Price Tips

  • If you find meat (especially grassfed and/or organic meat!) on sale, stock up and freeze it. Ground meat will stay good 3-4 months, while steaks, chops, etc., will be fine for at least 4 months.

Cooking Tips

  • Corn starch, potato starch, arrowroot powder, and tapioca powder are all comparable in terms of thickening ability, so you can usually substitute them 1:1. Flour, on the other hand, is only half as effective, so if you are using flour instead of corn starch or one of the others named, you'll need to use twice as much.

  • If you normally rinse your chicken?stop! You could be spreading bacteria around your kitchen and it isn't really necessary.

  • Don't waste any egg yolks or egg whites left over from separating eggs. Both can be frozen and used later (ice cube trays come in handy here!)

  • Corn starch can be added directly to cold liquids, but to avoid lumps corn starch must be mixed with a cold liquid (usually water or stock) before it can be added to hot liquids like soup or gravy. This mixture of corn starch in a cold liquid is called a "slurry."

  • get more cooking tips

Green Tips

  • Choose pasture-raised chicken if it is available. If it is not at your supermarket, visit a farmers' market and ask around.

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
478 Calories
32g Protein
34g Total Fat
12g Carbs
31% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
478
24%

Fat
34g
53%

  Saturated Fat
3g
24%

Carbohydrates
12g
4%

  Sugar
5g
6%

Cholesterol
72mg
24%

Sodium
940mg
41%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
32g
65%

Vitamin C
131mg
160%

Vitamin B3
16mg
80%

Vitamin B6
1mg
69%

Selenium
39µg
57%

Phosphorus
361mg
36%

Manganese
0.67mg
34%

Vitamin K
34µg
33%

Vitamin E
4mg
27%

Potassium
897mg
26%

Magnesium
88mg
22%

Vitamin B5
2mg
21%

Vitamin A
950IU
19%

Copper
0.33mg
16%

Vitamin B2
0.26mg
15%

Vitamin B1
0.2mg
14%

Folate
53µg
13%

Fiber
3g
13%

Iron
2mg
12%

Zinc
1mg
9%

Calcium
50mg
5%

Vitamin B12
0.23µg
4%

covered percent of daily need

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