Kung Pao Chicken

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recipe by Tenina Holder https://tenina.com/

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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!

Inspired by: https://tenina.com/recipes/kung-pao-chicken

recipe updated May 14, 2020


  • Chicken thigh icon
    Chicken thigh
  • Ginger icon
    20g (about 3¾ tbsp)
  • Dried chilies icon
    Dried chilies
  • Scallion icon
    3 (45g)
  • Tamari icon
    40g (about 2¼ tbsp)
  • Chinese black vinegar icon
    Chinese black vinegar
    60g (about 3¾ tbsp)
  • Cornstarch icon
    10g (about 1¼ tbsp)
  • Pink peppercorns icon
    Pink peppercorns
    1 tbsp (6g)
  • Cornstarch icon
    1 tsp (3g)
  • Garlic clove icon
    Garlic clove
  • Hoisin sauce icon
    Hoisin sauce
    1 tbsp (16g)
  • Sesame oil icon
    Sesame oil
    22ml (1½ tbsp)
  • Coconut sugar icon
    Coconut sugar
    20g (about 1½ tbsp)
  • Extra virgin olive oil icon
    Extra virgin olive oil
    as needed
  • Peanuts icon
    as needed


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  • kCook icon Tm5 bowl
  • kCook icon Frying pan
  • kCook icon Large mixing bowl

Step preview

  1. Add tamari, chinese black vinegar and cornstarch to a clean large mixing bowl
  2. Stir with tablespoon
  3. Add chicken thighs to the chicken
  4. Stir with tablespoon until well combined
  5. Marinate in fridge - approx 1 hr
  6. Add pink peppercorns and cornstarch to the TM5 bowl
  7. Fit TM5 bowl to TM5
  8. Blitz - approx 10 sec, speed 8
  9. Then add garlic clove, ginger, chinese black vinegar, tamari, hoisin sauce, sesame oil and coconut sugar to the sauce
  10. Blend - approx 10 sec, speed 6
  11. Add extra virgin olive oil to a clean frying pan
  12. Heat in frying pan - high heat
  13. Add dried chilies to the frying pan
  14. Transfer chicken to frying pan
  15. Fry in frying pan until cooked through - 5 min, high heat
  16. Transfer sauce to frying pan
  17. Add scallion and peanuts to the frying pan
  18. Fry in frying pan - 3 min, high heat
  19. Serve
  20. Garnish with scallion
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