Ground Kung Pao Chicken Recipe

Ground Kung Pao Chicken Recipe

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How To Make Ground Kung Pao Chicken

Recreate your own kung pao chicken at home by trying our easy-to-follow recipe! It’s a filling stir fry chicken meal that’s made in just one pan.

Preparation: 5 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
Total: 20 minutes



  • 1lbground chicken
  • 2tbspvegetable oil,divided
  • 1red bell pepper,minced
  • 1large zucchini,minced
  • ¼cupgreen onion,diced, white part only, in ½-inch pieces
  • 1tspground ginger
  • 1tspground garlic
  • 1tspcrushed red pepper
  • 1tspsesame oil
  • 1tspcooking wine,like white wine
  • tbspsoy sauce
  • 1tbspcornstarch,mixed with 4 tbsp water
  • 2ozpeanuts,dry roasted, crushed


  1. Heat a wok or skillet to high heat for 10 seconds.

  2. To a large pan, add 1 tablespoon of canola oil and ground chicken.

  3. Cook until a good crust forms, then break the chicken apart with a spatula.

  4. Cook for an additional 2 to 3 minutes.

  5. Remove the chicken from the pan, then add the other tablespoon of canola oil, red bell pepper, and zucchini.

  6. Increase the heat to high, then cook for 1 to 2 minutes, until just caramelized and slightly cooked.

  7. Add the crushed red pepper, green onions, ginger, garlic, sesame oil, and cooked ground chicken into the wok or skillet.

  8. Stir for 2 to 3 seconds, then immediately add the wine, soy sauce, and water mixed with cornstarch.

  9. Bring it to a boil for 1 minute or so, until the sauce has thickened.

  10. Garnish with crushed peanuts, serve, and enjoy!


  • Calories: 356.82kcal
  • Fat: 24.81g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.23g
  • Trans Fat: 0.13g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 13.08g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 5.75g
  • Carbohydrates: 10.30g
  • Fiber: 3.10g
  • Sugar: 4.21g
  • Protein: 25.78g
  • Cholesterol: 97.52mg
  • Sodium: 636.76mg
  • Calcium: 45.24mg
  • Potassium: 1045.10mg
  • Iron: 2.39mg
  • Vitamin A: 67.28µg
  • Vitamin C: 54.19mg
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