Healthier Kung Pao Chicken is a popular take out favorite that can be made at home in the Instant Pot or slow cooker. This Instant Pot Kung Pao Chicken has all the same flavors as the Chinese restaurant version but no deep frying required!
Kung Pao Chicken is a Szechuan dish that’s a favorite of many in restaurants, but it can sometimes be a little too spicy for some. Red chili peppers, soy sauce, hoisin sauce, honey and garlic create a tangy, sweet sauce with a sometimes-too-fiery kick!
Healthier Kung Pao Chicken from Life Made Sweeter can easily be made in the Instant Pot or the Slow Cooker using these same ingredients but you can customize the level of heat by adjusting the amount of peppers you use. Sounds like a great dinner idea to me, and a perfect dish to feature for Friday Favorites, where we remind you of past recipes you might have missed, or might want to try again!
Ingredients for Kung Pao Chicken:
- cornstarch or arrowroot powder
- salt and pepper
- boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- olive oil or avocado oil
- dried red chili peppers
- red bell pepper
- soy sauce
- hoisin sauce
- garlic cloves
- fresh ginger
- dried red pepper chili flakes