Saturday, September 29, 2007

Kung Pao Chicken

  • 100g chicken - cut into chunks
  • chopped onion (allowed amount)
  • 1-2 t sambal oelek
  • red pepper flakes (optional)

  • 1 part liquid aminos
  • 1 part rice vinegar

    Mash together in small bowl:
  • 3 cloves minced garlic
  • 1-2 t fresh minced ginger root

    Stir together in small bowl:
  • 1/2 c broth
  • 1-2 t liquid aminos
  • 1 t rice vinegar

    1. In small dish, combine marinade & chicken.
    2. Refrigerate 30 mins - 1 hour.
    3. Preheat non-stick pan over MED-HI heat.
    4. Cook chicken 5-7 mins, browning on all sides.
    5. Add sambal oelek. Cook 1-3 additional mins.
    6. Remove chicken from pan and set aside.
    7. Add onion to pan and cook until tender.
    8. Stir seasoning mixture in with onions. Cook 1-3 mins.
    9. Add sauce mixture to pan. Cook 1-3 mins.
    10. Re-add chicken to pan. Stir. Cook 1-3 mins.
    11. Top with a few dashes of red pepper flakes (optional).
    12. Serve.

    TIP: This dish is also delicious with shrimp.


    Kim said...

    This recipe rocks...I never thought I would enjoy meals while on this diet. Thanks again Renee.


    Renee said...

    Thanks, Kim!

    I love this one too. Doesn't taste like 'diet food' at all!

    I really appreciate your comments. Thanks so much!

    Anonymous said...

    I LOVE THIS RECIPE!!!! Thanks so much for posting this. My husband tried a couple of bites last night as well and he was blown away. This will be a staple in our house long after I am done with the diet. Thanks again!


    Liz said...

    This is the first recipe we have tried with the liquid aminos and the sambal oelek (a special type of chili paste) - goes so nicely together! I will be making this recipe for years to come, even after we go off this diet. Very easy to make, healthy and so tasty! Thanks so much for posting.

    Anonymous said...

    I need some help, mine was so salty, i used shrimp and it dried out so fast I added the marinade and I don't think I was supposed to any ideas?

    Anonymous said...

    1 week through this diet and my mom and I were dreading the 2nd week of boring tasteless meals. I came across your blog and we have been trying out some of the recipes. I think this one is my favorite. It tastes great! Honestly your blog is a life saver for me and my mom. I had the asparagus and chicken for this recipe and it worked great together. Thank you for the creative and tasty recipes! =)

    Tina said...

    Renee this was so awesome. I found your blog before I started the diet. I already knew by looking at the food choices that someone out there took this diet (it's over 50 years old) and spiced up the dishes. You have spiced up my life. I have three rounds to do and this site has saved my really. This dish was fantastic. Everyone who took a bite loved it. I made it with a side of garlic spinach.


    Anonymous said...

    I'm so glad that I can be on this diet, lose weight, and still do my good food happy dance after I take a bite. If I had one more cold chicken salad I would have quit for sure! Thanks so much for this site so far this one is my favorite!!