Copycat Kung Pao Chicken Spaghetti Recipe

Copycat Kung Pao Chicken Spaghetti Recipe

How To Make Copycat Kung Pao Chicken Spaghetti

Kung pao chicken, a Chinese takeaway favorite, and spaghetti come together beautifully in this copycat recipe that you can easily make at home.

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Total: 40 minutes



  • 1cupchicken stock
  • 2tbspcornstarch
  • ¾cupsoy sauce
  • ½cupsherry
  • 3tbspchili paste with garlic
  • ¼cupsugar
  • 2tbspred wine vinegar
  • 2tbspsesame oil
  • 2egg whites
  • 2tbspcornstarch
  • ½tspsalt
  • 1lbspaghetti
  • ¼cupolive oil
  • 1lbchicken breast,boneless skinless, cut in ¾-inch cubes
  • 15whole Chinese dried red chili peppers,for color and heat only
  • 1cupdry roasted peanuts,unsalted
  • ¼cupgarlic,minced
  • 3cupsscallions,coarsely-chopped, greens and whites


  1. In a saucepan, whisk together the chicken stock and 2 tablespoons cornstarch until the cornstarch is fully dissolved.

  2. Stir in the soy sauce, sherry, chili paste, sugar, red wine vinegar and sesame oil and bring to a boil.

  3. Reduce the heat and simmer for about 20 minutes or until the sauce is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon.

  4. In a mixing bowl, use a whisk to stir together the 2 egg whites, 2 tablespoons cornstarch, and ½ teaspoon salt until blended but not frothy.

  5. Bring a large pot of salted water to a rapid boil. Add the pasta and cook a minute shy of al dente.

  6. In a large nonstick frying pan over medium-high heat, heat the ¼ cup olive oil for about 1 minute.

  7. Add the chicken to the Egg White-Cornstarch Mixture and mix.

  8. Add the chicken and egg white mixture very carefully to the pan in one large pancake shape.

  9. Cook until the egg mixture sets.

  10. Using a large spatula, carefully flip it over then with a wooden spoon, gently separate the pieces.

  11. As soon as they darken in color (about a minute) stir in the garlic and scallions.

  12. Let the garlic and scallions cook for about 30 seconds (do not brown the garlic, it will get bitter). Add the Kung Pao Sauce and toss and stir to coat the ingredients.

  13. Add in the cooked and drained pasta and combine with the sauce.

  14. If your pan isn’t big enough, combine them in a big bowl.

  15. Add in the Chinese peppers and roasted peanuts into the bowl.

  16. Top with extra chopped scallions.


  • Calories: 1262.33kcal
  • Fat: 52.49g
  • Saturated Fat: 8.79g
  • Trans Fat: 0.12g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 26.49g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 13.54g
  • Carbohydrates: 140.08g
  • Fiber: 11.92g
  • Sugar: 29.66g
  • Protein: 59.91g
  • Cholesterol: 74.37mg
  • Sodium: 2853.18mg
  • Calcium: 184.29mg
  • Potassium: 1915.46mg
  • Iron: 8.05mg
  • Vitamin A: 148.90µg
  • Vitamin C: 262.78mg
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