- 8 whole chicken wings (about 1-1/2 pounds)
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 2 teaspoons cornstarch
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- 1 tablespoon canola oil
- 1 small sweet red pepper, diced
- 1/2 cup diced onion
- 1 to 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1/3 cup peanuts
- Hot cooked rice
- Cut chicken wings into three sections; discard wing tip section. Set the wings aside. In a small bowl, combine the sugar, cornstarch, water, soy sauce, lemon juice and pepper flakes until blended; set aside.
- In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat oil. Cook chicken wings, uncovered, for 10-15 minutes or until chicken juices run clear, turning occasionally.
- Add red pepper and onion; cook, uncovered, for 3-5 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir cornstarch mixture; gradually add to skillet. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until sauce is thickened and vegetables are tender. Sprinkle with peanuts. Serve with rice. Yield: 4 servings.
Light-Bodied White Wine
Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.
Reviews for Kung Pao Wings
"We just had this. I mixed carrots in as well and it was fantastic!"
"I also use chicken breasts instead of the wings & I've made it quite a few times since it first came out."
"I've tried this recipe with both cut up pork and chicken breasts. Both great!"