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Panda Express Kung Pao Chicken
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Panda Express Kung Pao Chicken

This Panda Express Kung Pao Chicken is a delicious restaurant copycat! This easy stir fry has a spicy garlic soy sauce with mixed veggies & chicken thighs.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 515kcal


  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp chili paste
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken thighs, diced
  • 1/2 tsp each salt & pepper
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp peanut oil (or olive oil)
  • 1 red pepper, chopped
  • 1 zucchini, chopped
  • 1 bunch green onions, chopped into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup peanuts, chopped


  • 1 cup jasmine rice
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 tsp butter
  • 1 pinch salt


  • In a small bowl, mix together soy sauce, honey, chili paste and garlic. Set aside. Meanwhile, start to cook rice in a rice cooker.
  • Toss chicken with salt & pepper and cornstarch in a large bowl. Heat oil over med-high heat in a large skillet then saute chicken for 4-5 min until lightly browned. Add in red pepper, zucchini, stir fry sauce and peanuts, sauteeing another 4-5 minutes until veggies soften.
  • Stir in green onions, sauteeing another 1-2 minutes. Remove from heat then serve chicken mixture overtop of cooked rice. Enjoy!



Calories: 515kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 110mg | Sodium: 640mg | Potassium: 708mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 1148IU | Vitamin C: 49mg | Calcium: 57mg | Iron: 3mg