Go Back
+ servings
Skinny Kung Pao Chicken

Skinny Kung Pao Chicken

Skinny Kung Pao Chicken made in less than 30 minutes with chicken breast, bell peppers, peanuts and a slightly spicy garlic sauce.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 344 kcal
Author Sabrina


  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 3 chicken breasts boneless skinless
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 teaspoon minced ginger
  • 10 dried Chinese chili peppers
  • 1 green bell pepper  thinly sliced
  • 3 stalks green onions whites only chopped into 1" chunks
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons lite soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons dry-roasted peanuts split into halves


  1. Add the canola oil to a heavy skillet on medium-high heat.
  2. Add the chicken and cook 5-7 minutes on each side, or until cooked through.
  3. Remove from the pan and add in the canola oil, garlic, ginger, red chili peppers, green bell peppers and green onions.
  4. Cook for 1 minute, stirring frequently.
  5. Add in the water, soy sauce, cornstarch and brown sugar and let the sauce thicken on medium heat.
  6. Cut the chicken breasts into thin slices and add it into the pan along with the peanuts.
  7. Toss together with the sauce and serve.
Nutrition Facts
Skinny Kung Pao Chicken
Amount Per Serving (1 /4th recipe)
Calories 344 Calories from Fat 120
% Daily Value*
Fat 13.3g20%
Saturated Fat 2.2g11%
Cholesterol 149mg50%
Sodium 849mg35%
Carbohydrates 5.1g2%
Fiber 0.9g4%
Sugar 2.1g2%
Protein 48.9g98%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.