Kung Pao Chicken Without Peanuts

Kung Pao Chicken Without Peanuts

This is an adaptation of the traditional kung pao chicken recipe. It's not quite as spicy, but still has a little kick. It's great for picky eaters or those with nut allergies. Serve with steamed white rice or egg noodles.
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  • Serves: 4 persons



  1. Step 1

    Combine soy sauce, lemon juice, ginger, and garlic in a large glass bowl. Add cubed chicken, cover, and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  2. Step 2

    Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Use a slotted spoon to add just chicken to the skillet, reserving marinade in the bowl. Cook until chicken is no longer pink in the middle and juices run clear, about 5 minutes. Transfer chicken to a plate.
  3. Step 3

    Add green onions and bell pepper to the hot skillet. Cook over medium-high heat for 1 to 2 minutes. Return chicken to the skillet.
  4. Step 4

    Stir cornstarch into the bowl with the reserved marinade. Pour into skillet with chicken and vegetables and increase heat to high. Cook, stirring constantly, until sauce thickens, about 5 minutes.