Paleo Kung Pao Chicken (Kid-Approved)

Paleo Kung Pao Chicken (Kid-Approved)

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My love of Chinese food isn’t a brand-new point neither is my pastime of recreating favored dining establishment Chinese recipes in the house. Sweet and also sour hen was among my very first entertainment efforts. This kung pao dish is one of the most current, and also definitely tasty.

Traditional Kung Pao Chicken

Kung pao hen is a Chinese stir-fry meal of hen, leeks, peanuts in a spicy sauce. If you get it at a Chinese dining establishment you’ll possibly see little dried out red chile peppers in it. It’s typically rather a zesty meal. (The dried out chile peppers are simply for seasoning the meal — don’t consume them!)

My household suches as a little warm, however if your own doesn’t you can conveniently readjust the spiciness degree. When I make it, I make use of both the little dried out red chile peppers and also red pepper flakes. That’s since the set of chile peppers that I presently have isn’t extremely hot.

You can make use of both also, or simply make use of either one or the various other, in whatever amounts you like ideal. I recommend including simply a little and also sampling it after it’s done. You can constantly include even more warm, however you can’t truly take it back out once more. Once you understand what quantity benefits you, you can make use of that quantity after that out.

Side note: If you intend to find out more around little dried out red chile peppers (and also various other seasonings) utilized in Chinese food preparation this reference is truly intriguing.

Paleo Kung Pao Chicken, the Wellness Mama Way

I like the tastes of Chinese dining establishment kung pao hen, so I certainly wished to locate a method to make it myself with components that I’m comfortable feeding my household.

  • For the sauce I switch out the corn starch for arrowroot, the soy sauce for coconut aminos, and also the sugar for honey.
  • For the hen I typically make use of top quality boneless, skinless upper legs since I like exactly how tender and also tasty they are, however I’m not versus making use of diced busts when it’s what I carry hand.
  • I choose tree nuts over beans generally so I replace the peanuts with sliced cashews.
  • The veggies I make use of differ from one prep work to the following. I like that in stir-frys you can make use of whatever remains in period or you carry hand. I’ve utilized leeks, celery, bell pepper, onion, zucchini, and also also okra.
  • I offer everything on its own or over cauliflower rice or sometimes, white rice.

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Paleo Kung Pao Chicken Recipe

Enjoy my variation of kung pao hen, a Chinese stir-fry meal of hen, veggies, and also cashews in a spicy sauce.


Sauce Ingredients

  • 1 TABLESPOON arrowroot
  • 2 TABLESPOON honey
  • ¼ mug coconut aminos
  • 3 TABLESPOON Shaoxing food preparation a glass of wine (or cooking sherry, or hen brew)
  • 2 TABLESPOON rice vinegar (or apple cider vinegar)
  • ¾ mug hen brew
  • 1 TABLESPOON sesame oil
  • 4 cloves garlic (diced)
  • 1 tsp dried out ginger (or 1½ TABLESPOON fresh ginger, grated)
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes (or extra, or much less depending upon your love of warm)
  • 6 dried out red chili peppers (optional)


  • Chop the hen right into bite-size items and also period with salt and also pepper.

  • In a huge frying pan, warm 1 tbsp of the coconut oil over medium-high warm.

  • Add the hen and also sauté up until it is prepared with.

  • While the hen is cooking, slice preferred veggies right into bite-size items.

  • Remove the hen from the frying pan to a dish, and also alloted.

  • Add the continuing to be tbsp of coconut oil and also the sliced veggies to the frying pan.

  • Sauté up until crisp-tender, mixing sometimes.

  • While the veggies are cooking, blend with each other in a tool dish all components for the sauce.

  • When the veggies are done, return the hen to the frying pan with the veggies and also gather the sauce.

  • Reduce the warm and also give a mild simmer for regarding 5 mins.

  • To offer, consume as is or over cauliflower or white rice. Top with sliced cashews.


Use any kind of veggies you carry hand that seem excellent to you.
As created, this meal is reasonably spicy. To locate your recommended spiciness degree, I advise beginning with a percentage of red pepper flakes and also functioning your means approximately the degree that you such as. Let them simmer in the sauce for a pair mins prior to sampling and also including extra.


Calories: 438kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 144mg | Sodium: 629mg | Potassium: 774mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 6296IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 4mg

Do you like spicy food? Ever attempted kung pao hen?

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