Chinese Special Kung Pao Chicken Recipe

Ingredients :

1. Chicken / Kozhi (breast pieces) – 1 cup

2. Green Onion / Vengayathaal – 4/5

3. Celery Sticks / Sivarikkeerai – finely chopped – 1/2 cup

4. Water Chestnuts – 1/2 cup

5. Peanuts / Nila kadalai

6. Ginger and Garlic / Inji and Poondu – minced

7. Soya Sauce

8. Vinegar

9. Corn Starch – dissolved in water – two 1/2 cups (one for marination and another for making the sauce)

10. Red Chile Paste

11. Dried Red Chili / Kaaintha Milagai

12. Sesame Oil / Nallennai

13. Salt

Method :

1. In a bowl add soya sauce, vinegar, corn starch water, oil, and chicken, marinate the chicken for at least 30 minutes

2. To prepare the sauce take a small bowl and add the ingredients like vinegar, soya sauce, corn starch water, oil and red chili paste. Mix all the ingredients together

3. Take a pan add oil and heat it, fry the chicken pieces, then set them aside. In the same pan add ginger, garlic, peanuts, dried red chili’s, saute them well, then add the vegetables like green onions, celery sticks, water chestnuts, saute all the ingredients.

4. Now add the previously prepared sauce, mix them well, then add the chicken pieces, saute all the ingredients together for 3-4 minutes/ until all the ingredients are cooked well, the recipe is ready (add salt carefully by tasting the dish because the sauces added to the dish already has salt in them)