Kung Pao Chicken
with Sweet Szechuan Sauce, Peanuts & Jasmine Rice
You know that feeling? That insatiable, after-dark craving for a steaming white carton of takeout goodness? Yeah, us too. Fortunately, our chefs have got all your food desires covered—no carton required. In your new go-to, tender chicken is mixed with toasted peanuts, sautéed bell pepper and scallions, and coated in a thick sweet Szechuan sauce. Paired with fluffy jasmine rice and a pinch of chili flakes to garnish, we think you’ll agree: Kung Pao is king.
Produced in a facility that processes eggs, milk, fish, peanuts, sesame, shellfish, soy, tree nuts, and wheat.
Sweet Soy Glaze
(Contains Soy, Wheat)
Rice Wine Vinegar
(Contains Soy, Wheat)
Chicken Breast Strips
Not included in your delivery
• In a small pot, combine rice, ¾ cup water (1½ cups for 4 servings), and a pinch of salt. Bring to a boil, then cover and reduce to a low simmer. Cook until rice is tender, 15-18 minutes. • Keep covered off heat until ready to serve.
• Meanwhile, wash and dry produce. • Core, deseed, and dice bell pepper into ½-inch pieces. Trim scallions, then cut crosswise into ¾-inch pieces. Peel and mince garlic. • In a small bowl, whisk together half the vinegar, half the Szechuan paste, 2½ TBSP sweet soy glaze, 2 tsp cornstarch (you’ll use the rest later), 2½ tsp sugar, and ¾ cup water. (For 4 servings, use all the vinegar and Szechuan paste, 5 TBSP sweet soy glaze, 4 tsp cornstarch, 5 tsp sugar, and 1¼ cups water.)
• Heat a large, dry pan over medium-high heat. Add peanuts and cook, stirring often, until golden brown and toasted, 2-4 minutes. • Transfer to a second small bowl; set aside. • Heat a drizzle of oil in same pan over medium-high heat. Add bell pepper; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring, until browned and just tender, 4-5 minutes. • Add scallions; cook until softened, 1-2 minutes more. • Transfer to a third small bowl; set aside.
• Meanwhile, pat chicken* dry with paper towels. Place in a medium bowl and season with salt and pepper. Toss with remaining cornstarch until thoroughly coated. • Heat a drizzle of oil in pan used for veggies over medium-high heat. Add chicken in a single layer; cook, undisturbed, until browned, 3-4 minutes. • Stir and continue cooking until chicken is cooked through, 1-2 minutes more.
• Return veggies to pan with chicken. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, 30 seconds. • Add sweet Szechuan sauce; cook, stirring, until sauce has thickened, 1-2 minutes more. • Remove pan from heat. Stir in peanuts, 1 TBSP butter (2 TBSP for 4 servings), and chili flakes to taste. TIP: If sauce seems too thick, stir in a splash of water.
• Fluff rice with a fork; stir in 1 TBSP butter (2 TBSP for 4 servings) and season with salt to taste. • Divide rice between bowls. Mound kung pao chicken to the side. Garnish chicken with any remaining chili flakes to taste and serve.