Kung Pao Chicken

Poultry

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4

A classic dish known all around the world for its use of dried chillies. Our local version is slightly tangy, slightly sweet while staying true to its SPICY roots.
Kickstart the dish by Infusing the oil with peppercorns and dried chillies. This gives it the distinct kung pao chicken kick. Adding  loads of aromatics like ginger, garlic and spring onions makes the dish even more appetizing, we chose chicken thighs over breast so that it stays juicy even when stir fried. Definitely a great dish to pair with piping hot rice!
Tip: Adjust the amount of dried chillies according to your preference, but do take note not to use less than 10 dried chillies. For those who loves some crunch, you can add cashew or peanuts to the dish.

Ingredients

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dried red chilli peppers (use less if you want the dish less spicy)
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dried red chilli peppers (use less if you want the dish less spicy)
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chicken thighs or breasts depending on your preference, cubed (about half an inch in length and width)
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chicken thighs or breasts depending on your preference, cubed (about half an inch in length and width)
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cloves
cloves
garlic, minced
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cloves
cloves
garlic, minced
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tbsp
tbsp
of minced ginger (preferable to do the mincing yourself)
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tbsp
tbsp
of minced ginger (preferable to do the mincing yourself)
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green onions, sliced - use the white parts for cooking and save the green portions for garnish
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green onions, sliced - use the white parts for cooking and save the green portions for garnish
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cup
cup
of unroasted cashew nuts (this is what I prefer but the original recipe calls for peanuts)
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cup
cup
of unroasted cashew nuts (this is what I prefer but the original recipe calls for peanuts)

For the marinade:

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tbsp
tbsp
of Shaoxing Wine (Chinese Rice Wine)
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tbsp
tbsp
of Shaoxing Wine (Chinese Rice Wine)
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tbsp
tbsp
light soy sauce
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tbsp
tbsp
light soy sauce
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tsp
tsp
salt
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tsp
tsp
salt
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tsp
tsp
cornstarch
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tsp
tsp
cornstarch

For the sauce

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tsp
tsp
light soy sauce
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tsp
tsp
light soy sauce
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tsp
tsp
dark soy sauce
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tsp
tsp
dark soy sauce
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tbsp
tbsp
sugar
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tbsp
tbsp
sugar
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tsp
tsp
corn starch
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tsp
tsp
corn starch
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tsp
tsp
black vinegar
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tsp
tsp
black vinegar
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tbsp
tbsp
water
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tbsp
tbsp
water
Tiny dash of sesame oil
Tiny dash of sesame oil

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