Kung Pao Taco’s

From Don Chow’s Taco’s

Ingredients:

1 lb  Boneless skinless chicken breasts (cut into 1 inch chunks)
2  Tbsp. white wine
2  Tbsp. soy sauce
1  Tbsp. sesame oil
1  Tbsp. water
3  Garlic cloves (minced)
1/2  tsp. powdered ginger
1/2  tsp.  crushed red pepper flakes
2  Tbsp. rice wine vinegar
2  Tbsp. soy sauce
2  tsp.  sugar
1/3  Cup dry roasted peanuts
oil (for frying)
1/2  Cup cilantro (chopped)
1/2 Cup white onion (chopped)
Corn tortillas

To make the marinade- combine 1 tablespoon white wine, 1 tablespoon soy sauce, and 1 tablespoon of oil.

Mix 1 tablespoon cornstarch with 1 tablespoon of cold water and add to the marinade. Mix well. Place chicken pieces into a glass dish or bowl and add the marinade. Toss to coat.

Cover the dish and place into the refrigerator for about 30 minutes.

Heat 2 tablespoons of oil (or more to deep fry) in a wok over medium-high heat. Drain the marinade from the bowl and place the chicken into the wok.

Stir-fry the chicken for 5-7 minutes or until no longer pink inside and fully cooked (the internal temperature has reached 165° F).

Remove chicken the from wok, set aside. Reduce heat to medium.

Add garlic, red pepper flakes, and powdered ginger to the wok and stir fry for 15 seconds.  In a small bowl combine 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar, 2 tablespoons soy sauce, and 2 teaspoons sugar. Mix well and pour into the wok.

Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 2 minutes. Return chicken to the wok and coat with the sauce. Stir in roasted peanuts. Cook until heated through.

Warm the tortillas, either in a pan on the stove-top or in the microwave. Assemble the tacos by placing some of the chicken and peanuts into each tortilla. Top with chopped cilantro and onion.

(Makes 4 Servings)

 

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About Delicious Goodies

Love life, the outdoors, photography, reading, cooking, baking, spending time with family. Just a girl next door in what I call paradise - Southern California. By no means a professional cook, I do enjoy cooking, trying new recipes and sharing with others. I hope you enjoy what you find here! I have one Vegan in the family, so we are always making two meals, rather fun, and it allows us to try new ideas. When I was in Middle School I use to help my Grandmother make cookie canisters - every year at Christmas we would make an assortment of cookies, breads, candy and put them in a wrapped canister and give them as gifts. I still enjoy this idea, although haven't done it that much - at least not an assortment of goodies. I think this year will be the year I go back to that idea and see how everyone likes it. Have a wonderful week, and spread kindness everywhere you go!
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