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Kung Pao Porter Chicken

Kung Pao Porter Chicken

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For the chicken:

  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons porter beer
  • 1.5 lbs boneless, skinless, chicken thighs, cubed
  • 1 teaspoon salt

For the sauce

  • 3 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 1/4 cup porter beer
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Asian sesame oil (or sesame chili oil)
  • ¼ teaspoon ginger grater with a microplane

For the stir fry:

  • 1 tablespoon Asian sesame oil (or sesame chili oil)
  • 1/4 cup chopped dried red chilies
  • 1 large red bell pepper, diced (stem and seeds removed)
  • ¼ cup thickly sliced green onions
  • 2 large clove garlic, thinly sliced
  • ½ cup shelled, roasted peanuts
  • rice for serving


  • 1. Whisk together the cornstarch, soy sauce, and beer in a small bowl.
    2. Sprinkle the chicken on all sides with salt, add to the marinade, toss to coat.
    3. Whisk together the sauce ingredients in a small bowl, set aside.
    4. Heat the sesame oil in a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat until hot but not smoking. Add the dried chilies, cooking until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Add the bell peppers, stirring frequently until softened. Stir in the garlic.
    5. Add the chicken and marinade, cooking for about 2 minutes.
    6. Pour in the sauce, reduce heat to maintain a simmer. Cook until the sauce has thickened and the chicken is cooked through, about 10 minutes. Stir in the peanuts.
    7. Add to a serving bowl, top with green onions. 
    8. serve over rice