Kung Pao Chicken

Ingredients

1 1/2 boneless & skinless chicken breasts
3 tablespoons roasted peanuts
6-8 dried red chilies, seeded and cut into halves
3 tablespoons oil
5 slices peeled fresh ginger
2 cloves garlic, sliced diagonally
1 stalk scallion, cut into rings

Marinade:
1 tablespoon cornstarch
2 teaspoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon Chinese Shaoxing rice wine, optional
1 teaspoon oil

Sauce:
1 1/2 tablespoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon dark soy sauce
1 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon Chinese black vinegar
2 tablespoons water
1 teaspoon cornstarch

Directions

Cut the chicken meat into small cubes, rinse in water, pat dry with paper towels and marinate for 30 minutes.

Mix the sauce ingredients in a small bowl and set aside.

Heat up a wok with one tablespoon of oil and stir-fry the marinated chicken until they are almost cooked through. Dish out and set aside. Clean the wok and add in the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil until it’s fully heated. Add in the ginger and garlic slices and do a quick stir before adding in the dried red chilies.

Stir fry the dried red chilies until aromatic and smell spicy, then add in the chicken meat. Do a few quick stirs before adding in the roasted peanuts. Add the sauce and stir continuously until the chicken meat is nicely coated with the sauce. Add in the scallions, stir to combine well with the chicken, dish out and serve immediately with steamed rice.