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Chinese Kung Pao Chicken
 
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Kung Pao Chicken

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Ingredients

* 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - cut into chunks
* 2 tablespoons white wine
* 2 tablespoons soy sauce
* 2 tablespoons sesame oil, divided
* 2 tablespoons cornstarch, dissolved in 2 tablespoons water
* 1 ounce hot chile paste
* 1 teaspoon distilled white vinegar
* 2 teaspoons brown sugar
* 4 green onions, chopped
* 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
* 1 (8 ounce) can water chestnuts
* 4 ounces chopped peanuts

Directions

1. To Make Marinade: Combine 1 tablespoon wine, 1 tablespoon soy sauce, 1 tablespoon oil and 1 tablespoon cornstarch/water mixture and mix together. Place chicken pieces in a glass dish or bowl and add marinade. Toss to coat. Cover dish and place in refrigerator for about 30 minutes.
2. To Make Sauce: In a small bowl combine 1 tablespoon wine, 1 tablespoon soy sauce, 1 tablespoon oil, 1 tablespoon cornstarch/water mixture, chili paste, vinegar and sugar. Mix together and add green onion, garlic, water chestnuts and peanuts. In a medium skillet, heat sauce slowly until aromatic.
3. Meanwhile, remove chicken from marinade and saute in a large skillet until meat is white and juices run clear. When sauce is aromatic, add sauteed chicken to it and let simmer together until sauce thickens.