Randy Mayor
Prep Time
9 Mins
Cook Time
10 Mins
4 servings (serving size: about 1 cup chicken mixture and 1 1/2 teaspoons peanuts)

Homemade Chinese food is a tasty and delicious way to save money in your food budget.  This classic kung pao chicken is ready in just 30 minutes.

How to Make It

Step 1

Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add broccoli and 2 teaspoons ginger to pan; sauté 1 minute. Add water. Cover; cook 2 minutes or until broccoli is crisp-tender. Remove broccoli from pan; keep warm.

Step 2

Heat remaining 2 teaspoons oil in pan; add remaining 1 teaspoon ginger, crushed red pepper, and chicken. Cook 4 minutes or until chicken is lightly browned, stirring frequently.

Step 3

Combine broth and next 5 ingredients (through garlic) in a small bowl, and stir with a whisk. Add broth mixture to pan; cook 1 minute or until mixture thickens, stirring constantly. Return broccoli mixture to pan; toss to coat. Sprinkle with peanuts.

Ratings & Reviews

pinksnyper's Review

August 16, 2011
Simple to prepare as-is but WOW lacking in flavor. Was extremely bland - Can't quite put my finger on it but missing something, and more than just a pinch of salt. Would not make again, sorry. Can't justify the 4 star reviews I see on here, definitely not in line with the other recipes I find on the site.

maureenlbradley's Review

February 07, 2009
This was a hit with my family. Will become a weeknight staple. I doubled the recipe but left as is - great!

dmarkley1950's Review

April 13, 2009
Would definitely make this one again. Would change it by adding water chestnuts and less broccoli. Also, would add a little more red pepper to spice it up a bit more.

charoulli's Review

July 29, 2012
Tasted great. Not quite a 5 star taste, but a 4 will do :)

Ida619's Review

July 04, 2014
It was good. I wasn't wowed won't make again.

4thefamily's Review

November 15, 2008
This is my husband's favorite recipe!! It is so quick to make and so tasty. And I usually adjust the heat depending on who will be eating.

krash17's Review

March 10, 2009
We love this one!

JenOD2's Review

March 22, 2010
I have made this so many times and it turns out wonderful each time. My husband loves it and so do the kids. It's a great way to splurge, having chinese food without all of the sugar and fat. You should try this one.

Renee86's Review

April 06, 2009
This dish turned out great, we will definetly make this again! The recipe was really easy to follow & was ready to eat on a bed of rice in about 25 min. Yummy!

ktleyed's Review

July 03, 2012
Very good, made just as stated and served with brown rice - a keeper!