Kung Pao Chicken (can also be transcribed as Gong Bao or Kung Po) or 宫保鸡丁 in Chinese, is a spicy stir-fry Chinese dish that originated from Sichuan, China.
This dish is usually prepared with chicken, peanuts, vegetables and chili peppers but the gong bao sauce has been used to created other gong bao dishes with other types of meat including frog and fish etc. For some unknown reason (really beats me), Kung Pao chicken is very popular in westernized Chinese cuisine. If you know the reason why, please drop me a message to enlighten me.
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Marinate for chicken
700g of chicken meat
1 tablespoon of oyster sauce
1 tablespoon of light soya sauce
2 teaspoons of cornflour or tapioca flour
a generous dash of white pepper
1 cup of water
2 tablespoons of dark soya sauce
2 tablespoons of oyster sauce
3 cloves of garlic – minced
2 onions – quartered
3 pieces of chilli padi (optional)
20 pieces of dried chilli (soaked to rehydrated)
1 stalk of spring onion – cut into 1 inch long
4 slices of young ginger
2 teaspoons of sugar
1 teaspoon of Sichuan peppercorns
1 tablespoon of Chinese cooking wine or Huatiao wine
1 tablespoon of sesame seed oil
2 tablespoons of black vinegar