Winner winner, chicken dinner! Kung Pao Chicken from local mom and chef, Amanda Jakubowicz - Westport Moms

Kung Pao Chicken:

Don’t miss this delicious dinner for week nights – or the weekends, for kids and adults! Thank you Amanda!

  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 TBS coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp grated ginger
  • 1 TBS sherry
  • 1 TBS sriracha (less if you don’t want it to be spicy)
  • 1 TBS arrowroot mixed with 3 tablespoons water and stir together
  • 2 tsp rice wine vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 TBS olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp red chili flakes
  • 2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 stalks celery, very finely sliced
  • 1 large red bell pepper, cut into large chunks
  • 1/3 cup unsalted peanuts (optional)
  • 2 green onions, sliced, for garnish

In a bowl, combine the soy sauce, coconut sugar, ginger, sherry, sriracha, arrowroot mixture, rice wine vinegar and garlic. Set aside.
Heat the oil over medium high heat in a large skillet. Add the chicken and sauté until cooked through, about 8 minutes. Remove the chicken from the skillet. Add the celery, red peppers, and chili flakes, and cook for 2 minutes, then return the chicken to the skillet. Pour in the sauce mixture and cook for 1 minute, scraping the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon, until the sauce has thickened. Add the peanuts if using and toss together. Garnish with green onions.
For more delicious recipes from Amanda, follow her on Instagram @jj_eats_.

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