Chinese Kung Pao Chicken.

What makes this dish so addictive?

I can’t stop eating, and the smoke detector alarm went off again in my house because the air is filled with the spicy, smoky, and garlicky aroma of this insanely delicious Chinese kung pao chicken.

Do you know that to make an authentic Chinese Kung Pao Chicken requires 3 different types of chilies?

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In the video, I’ll share a special technique that turns boring chicken breast into moist delicious morsels.

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Kung Pao Chicken
Chinese Kung Pao Chicken, Paleo Style
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
45 mins

Paleo Chinese Kung Pao Chicken ! Delicious Chinese Kung Pao Chicken with toasted pine nuts and hint of spicy to awaken your taste buds ! 

Course: Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 351 kcal
Author: ChihYu
  • 1 ½ lbs chicken breast
  • 4-5 cloves garlic minced finely
  • 1 fresh red chili pepper minced finely (I use red fresno chili pepper today)
  • 5 dry red chili pepper
  • 1 tbsp Sichuan flower peppercorn alt. 1/2 tsp ground black pepper + 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 scallion sliced diagonally & separate green and white parts
  • 2 tbsp raw pine nuts
Chicken marinade:
  • 4 tbsp coconut aminos
  • 1 1/2 tbsp arrowroot powder or sweet potato powder
  • 1 large egg
Stir-fry sauce:
  • 2 tbsp coconut aminos
  • 1 tsp organic rice vinegar
  1. Butterfly the chicken to thinner pieces. Lightly pound the chicken. Slice into smaller bite-sizes.
  2. Mix chicken with ingredients under Chicken marinade. Mix well. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for about 30 minutes.
  3. In the meantime, dice/slice garlic cloves, fresh red chilli pepper, and scallion. Set aside.
  4. Prepare ingredients under Stir-fry sauce. Mix well. Set aside.
  5. Heat 2 tbsp of coconut oil over high heat, lightly drench the chicken and pan fry until both sides of the meat just turn white color. Scope out of the chicken. Set aside.
  6. - You might need to pan-fry the chicken in a few separate batches. Don’t over crowd the pan.
  7. - Don’t over fry the chicken. We will finish the cooking in next step.
  8. Heat 1 tbsp of olive oil, when hot, add minced garlic cloves, red chili pepper, dry chili pepper, Sichuan flower pepper corn and a small pinch of sea salt. Lightly stir-fry the ingredients until fragrant. About 5-10 seconds.
  9. Add the chicken from Step 5 back to the wok. Turn high heat. Keep stir-frying until the chicken is cooked through. About 1-2 minutes.
  10. Add Stir-fry sauce to the wok. Keep stir-frying until the sauce isi slightly thickened.
  11. Before turning off of the heat, add white parts of scallion and pine nuts. Give it another quick stir.
  12. Add-in green parts of scallions and serve while it’s hot.
Nutrition Facts
Chinese Kung Pao Chicken, Paleo Style
Amount Per Serving
Calories 351
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.



Make these for dinner !