This authentic kung pao recipe is as good (if not better) than take out! Save money and calories and make this homemade recipe for kung pao chicken. Includes homemade kung pao sauce, and lots of yummy, crunchy veggies to make this simple recipe a wonderful meal you will want to enjoy weekly.
In a medium bowl combine all of the Kung Pao Sauce ingredients and set aside.
Heat the oil in a skillet over high heat, add in the chiles and cook for 1 minute.
Add in the chicken and cook for 1 minute.
Add in the bell peppers, celery, and onion. Lower the heat to medium-high heat and cook for 5 minutes, stirring often.
Add in the garlic, ginger, and peanuts. Mix together and cook for 1-2 minutes until the garlic is fragrant. Add in the Kung Pao Sauce and cook for 1-2 minutes until the chicken is cooked through with no pink in the center, and the sauce is thick.