Clean Eating Kung Pao Chicken Recipe

Clean Eating Kung Pao Chicken

This delicious kung poa chicken is the healthiest kung poa chicken around! Enjoy the deliciousness without the garbage!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Yield 6 servings
Calories 353 kcal
Author The Gracious Pantry


  • 2 1/2 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 2 tsp. soy sauce OR coconut aminos
  • 2 tsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp. honey
  • 2 tsp. sesame oil
  • 2 tsp. arrowroot powder OR organic cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp. soy sauce OR coconut aminos
  • 1 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp. honey
  • 1 tsp. sesame oil
  • 2 tsp. arrowroot powder OR organic cornstarch
  • 3 + tbsp. oil OR chicken broth as needed for cooking
  • 1 large red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 large green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 large yellow bell pepper, diced
  • 2 medium stalks celery, diced
  • 1 tbsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • 2 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes (1 tsp. if you prefer milk spice, 3 tsp. if you prefer extra spicy)
  • 1/2 cup salted peanuts
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  1. Cut up the chicken and set aside.

  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine all the marinade ingredients, add the chicken and stir well to coat the meat. Set in the refrigerator for about 20-30 minutes.

  3. In a small to medium mixing bowl, combine all the sauce ingredients, whisking well to combine and set aside.

  4. Prepare all the veggies and remaining spice and set nearby.

  5. Once the meat is done marinating, transfer to a pan with either oil or chicken broth. Cook until chicken is browned completely.

  6. Add the vegetables and spices and continue to cook for approximately 5-10 minutes, or until the chicken is fully cooked through.

  7. Pour on the sauce and add the peanuts and stir well for about 1 to 2 minutes to thoroughly combine everything and allow the flavors to meld together.

  8. Remove from heat and serve as is or over brown rice.

Recipe Notes

Please note that the nutrition data is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.

Nutrition Facts
Clean Eating Kung Pao Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 353 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 120mg40%
Sodium 531mg23%
Potassium 863mg25%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 44g88%
Vitamin A 545IU11%
Vitamin C 2.5mg3%
Calcium 32mg3%
Iron 1.6mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.