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Best Weight Watchers Kung Pao Chicken

Best Weight Watchers Kung Pao Chicken Recipe


Best Weight Watchers Kung Pao Chicken Recipe. If you are craving Chinese Takeout but don’t want to go out, check out this easy recipe.

This spicy dinner recipe can be made in your wok, or a skillet, and it’s quick and easy, so you’ll have it ready in just 30 minutes.

This meal is made with boneless skinless chicken breast, soy sauce, rice vinegar, cornstarch, Hoisin sauce, garlic, ginger, red pepper flakes, celery, red pepper, scallions, and peanuts.

Closeup of Best Weight Watchers Kung Pao Chicken in a black pot with chopsticks resting on it.

What is Kung Pao Chicken


Kung Pao chicken is a Chinese dish that combines diced chicken, peanuts, and vegetables in a spicy sauce. The dish is typically stir-fried and served with rice.

While the exact origins of Kung Pao chicken are unknown, it is thought to have originated in the Sichuan province of China.

Today, Kung Pao chicken is one of the most popular Chinese dishes in the world. It can be found on menus at Chinese restaurants around the globe.

Kung Pao chicken is also a popular option for those looking to make a quick and easy meal at home.

Weight Watchers Points


MyWW Points: 6 Green Plan
6 WW Smart Points

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Featured Ingredients

Crushed Red Pepper Flakes


Crushed red pepper flakes are one of the most versatile seasonings around. They can be used to add a bit of heat to pasta dishes, pizzas, and soups, or sprinkled on top of finished dishes for a bit of extra flavor.

Red pepper flakes are made from dried chili peppers that have been crushed into small pieces. The heat level of the flakes can vary depending on the type of chili pepper used and how much of the seeds and ribs are included.

Some brands also add other spices, such as garlic or oregano, to their flakes. While red pepper flakes are commonly used in Italian dishes, they can also be used in a wide variety of cuisines from around the world.

Crushed Red Pepper Flakes in a bowl with a pepper next to it,
Crushed Red Pepper Flakes

Rice Wine Vinegar


Rice wine vinegar, also known as rice vinegar or sushi vinegar, is a type of vinegar made from fermented rice wine.

It is commonly used in Asian cuisine, especially in China, Japan, and Korea. Rice vinegar has a milder and sweeter taste than other types of vinegar, making it a popular ingredient in salad dressings and marinades.

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Best Weight Watchers Kung Pao Chicken in a black pan with chopsticks on it.



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Best Weight Watchers Kung Pao Chicken

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Best Weight Watchers Kung Pao Chicken Recipe. If you are craving Chinese Takeout but don't want to go out, check out this easy recipe. This spicy dinner recipe can be made in your wok, or a skillet, and it's quick and easy, so you'll have it ready in just 30 minutes.
4.96 from 21 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 4

Ingredients
 

Instructions
 

  • In a medium sized mixing bowl, add boneless skinless chicken breast, 1 tablespoon of the soy sauce, 2 teaspoons of the rice wine vinegar, and 1½ teaspoons of the cornstarch.
  • Toss to coat the chicken well, and set aside for later.
  • In a small sized mixing bowl, add ½ cup water, hoisin sauce, garlic, fresh ginger root, 2 tablespoons of the soy sauce, 1 tablespoon of the rice wine vinegar, 1½ teaspoons of cornstarch, and crushed red pepper. Stir to mix well. Set aside for later.
  • In a wok, or large nonstick skillet, add 2 teaspoons of canola oil. Heat over medium/high heat.
  • When hot, add coated chicken. Stir frequently, and cook approximatley 5 minutes, or until chicken has cooked through, and is lightly browned.
  • Remove chicken from wok and set aside for later.
  • In the same wok or skillet, add 1 teaspoon canola oil, and heat over medium/high heat.
  • When hot, add celery and sweet red pepper, stir and cook for approximately 4 minutes, or until tender yet crisp.
  • Add in sauce mixture and heat to a boil, stirring occasionally.
  • Cook and stir approximately 30 seconds, or until the sauce has thickened.
  • Return the chicken to the wok, and add scallions and peanuts. Toss to mix in, and cook until heated.
  • Serve immediately.

Notes

MyWW Points: 6 Green Plan
6 WW Smart Points
We are not associated with Weight Watchers/WW in any way. Double check points on their official calculator.

Nutrition

Serving: 1CupCalories: 269kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 29gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 73mgSodium: 624mgPotassium: 718mgFiber: 3gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 1528IUVitamin C: 56mgCalcium: 43mgIron: 2mg
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What is Rice Wine Vinegar

Rice wine vinegar, also known as rice vinegar or sushi vinegar, is a type of vinegar made from fermented rice wine. It is commonly used in Asian cuisine, especially in China, Japan, and Korea. Rice vinegar has a milder and sweeter taste than other types of vinegar, making it a popular ingredient in salad dressings and marinades.

What are crushed red pepper flakes

Crushed red pepper flakes are one of the most versatile seasonings around. They can be used to add a bit of heat to pasta dishes, pizzas, and soups, or sprinkled on top of finished dishes for a bit of extra flavor. Red pepper flakes are made from dried chili peppers that have been crushed into small pieces.

What is Kung Pao Chicken

Kung Pao chicken is a Chinese dish that combines diced chicken, peanuts, and vegetables in a spicy sauce. The dish is typically stir-fried and served with rice. While the exact origins of Kung Pao chicken are unknown, it is thought to have originated in the Sichuan province of China. Today, Kung Pao chicken is one of the most popular Chinese dishes in the world. It can be found on menus at Chinese restaurants around the globe. Kung Pao chicken is also a popular option for those looking to make a quick and easy meal at home.

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