Kung Pao Chicken Without Peanuts


This is an adaptation of the traditional kung pao chicken recipe. It's not quite as spicy, but still has a little kick. It's great for picky eaters or those with nut allergies. Serve with steamed white rice or egg noodles.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
4 servings


  • ½ cup soy sauce

  • ½ cup lemon juice

  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger

  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic

  • 4 chicken breast halves, cubed

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 1 bunch green onions

  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped

  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch


  1. Combine soy sauce, lemon juice, ginger, and garlic in a large glass bowl. Add cubed chicken, cover, and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Use a slotted spoon to add just chicken to the skillet, reserving marinade in the bowl. Cook until chicken is no longer pink in the middle and juices run clear, about 5 minutes. Transfer chicken to a plate.

  3. Add green onions and bell pepper to the hot skillet. Cook over medium-high heat for 1 to 2 minutes. Return chicken to the skillet.

  4. Stir cornstarch into the bowl with the reserved marinade. Pour into skillet with chicken and vegetables and increase heat to high. Cook, stirring constantly, until sauce thickens, about 5 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

289 Calories
14g Fat
20g Carbs
23g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 289
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 3g 17%
Cholesterol 65mg 22%
Sodium 2024mg 88%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 23g
Vitamin C 49mg 247%
Calcium 72mg 6%
Iron 3mg 15%
Potassium 494mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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