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Soy Free Kung Pao Chicken Recipe

Marinade Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 tbsp White Wine
  • 1 tbsp Corn Starch

Main Ingredients

  • 12 oz Chicken Thighs, trimmed & cubed
  • 3 tbsp Vegetable Oil
  • 1/3 cup Cashews
  • 1 Leek, halved, rinsed & thinly sliced
  • 1 inch Ginger, peeled & finely chopped
  • 2 Garlic Cloves, thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp Sichuan Peppercorns, finely ground
  • 1/2 cup White Wine
  • 1/4 cup Beef Broth
  • 2 tbsp Rice Vinegar
  • 2 tbsp Cane Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Sriracha
  • 1/2 tbsp Kosher Salt
  • 1 tbsp Water + 1/2 tbsp Cornstarch
  • 2 Green Onions, chopped
  • Dried Chilies (optional)


  • Whisk marinade ingredients together well
  • Add trimmed, cubed chicken pieces along with marinade mixture to an air tight container, mix well to coat pieces thoroughly, then seal and refrigerate for one hour
  • Warm vegetable oil in a large wok over medium-high heat
  • Add marinated chicken to the wok and sauté until golden and just cooked through, around 4 minutes
  • Transfer chicken to a separate dish and set aside
  • Add additional oil to the wok if necessary
  • Add chopped cashews to the wok and sauté while stirring for 1 minute
  • Add leek & ginger to the wok and sauté for 2 minutes, stirring frequently
  • Add garlic and finely ground Sichuan pepper to the wok, sauté for 1/2 a minute, stirring frequently
  • Add white wine to the wok and stir to deglaze while the wine reduces
  • Add beef broth, vinegar, sugar, salt and sriracha sauce to the wok, stirring for a minute to combine
  • In a small bowl, whisk the cornstarch and water together, then add the slurry to your wok
  • Transfer chicken and any reserved juices back to the wok and gently combine
  • Warm through for one minute, remove from heat and serve immediately

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