Kung Pao Chicken


Tenina Holder

Posted June 26, 2019 (Last updated January 12, 2022)



Total Time

1hrs 27mins



This isn't really something you can cook in the Thermomix, as you do need the high heat. But I love using my Thermo for prepping the sauce ingredients as well, it is just EASY!


  • Chicken thigh icon
    Chicken thigh1 kgboneless, cubed
  • Ginger icon
    Ginger20 gpeeled
  • Dried chilies icon
    Dried chilies6sliced
  • Scallion icon
  • Tamari icon
    Tamari40 g
  • Chinese black vinegar icon
    Chinese black vinegar60 g
  • Cornstarch icon
    Cornstarch10 g
  • Sichuan peppercorns icon
    Sichuan peppercorns1 tablespoon
  • Cornstarch icon
    Cornstarch1 teaspoon
  • Garlic clove icon
    Garlic clove2
  • Hoisin sauce icon
    Hoisin sauce1 tablespoon
  • Toasted sesame oil icon
    Toasted sesame oil20 g
  • Coconut sugar icon
    Coconut sugar20 g
  • Extra virgin olive oil icon
    Extra virgin olive oilas needed
  • White rice icon
    White riceas neededcooked
  • Peanuts icon
    Peanutsas neededroasted, salted

  • 1. Stir together tamari, chinese black vinegar and cornstarch
  • 2. Add chicken, stirring until well coated
  • 3. Marinate at room temperature if it's not too hot for about 10 minutes or longer if in the fridge
  • 4. Add Sichuan peppercorns and cornstarch to the TM5 bowl
  • 5. Blitz with MC in place - 10 sec, speed 8
  • 6. Then add garlic clove, ginger, chinese black vinegar, tamari, hoisin sauce, toasted sesame oil and coconut sugar to the sauce
  • 7. Blend - 10 sec, speed 6
  • 8. Heat the EVOO in a wok over a high heat until just smoking
  • 9. Add the dried chilies, they will be quite strong, so make sure you are ready for that!
  • 10. Add the marinated chicken, stir frying until there is no pink, at least 3 minutes
  • 11. Pour over the sauce and add a few of the spring onions, reserving some for garnish
  • 12. Add the peanuts and cook for another 2-3 minutes
  • 13. Serve immediately with or without steamed rice and plenty of sliced fresh spring onions

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