Kung Pao Chicken with @SteamyKitchen for #SundaySupper

Kung Pao Chicken by Cravings of a Lunatic

There are a few things I really love in life…

my family…

my pets…

good food…

turtles candy…



and Jaden of Steamy Kitchen.

Creepy I know.

Yet so true. 

I had the pleasure of meeting Jaden last year at Food Blog Forum. I actually burst into tears upon meeting her. Not because I’m some creepy stalker, but because Jaden was one of the first people in the blogging community that was incredibly kind to me. I’ve never forgotten that she took the time to respond to an email I sent her when I first started blogging. She’s just that nice. I am a big fan of her blog because of the amazing food she cooks and the wonderful stories she tells. I’m an even bigger fan because she is so supportive of fellow bloggers.

I chose to make Jaden’s Kung Pao Chicken for Sunday Supper. I had seen it on Recipe Girl when she reviewed Jaden’s cookbook. It was stuck in my head immediately. I knew I wanted to make it at some point. When I found out we were going to be cooking from Jaden’s new cookbook for Sunday Supper it was an easy choice for me to pick a recipe. As  my regular readers know I have been quite sick with the flu for about 10 days. So when I went to make the dish on Saturday night I realized I was missing a couple of ingredients. So I swapped out a few veggies, and add some others in I had on hand. The important elements were kept intact but the choice of veggies here were slim. If you would like to make Jaden’s original recipe please visit Recipe Girl for the recipe. Lori took some really stunning photographs of the dish as well. I’ll be making this again exactly how Jaden does hers. It was my first day feeling well so I figured I had two choices, use the limited energy I had to cook the dish or use it to shop for the dish. But there was no way I had enough energy to do both quite yet. Hopefully later this week I can make it again, as it’s simply amazing.


Kung Pao Chicken with @SteamyKitchen for #SundaySupper

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Yield: 4

Kung Pao Chicken with @SteamyKitchen for #SundaySupper

A simple and quick chicken stir fry recipe, based on Steamy Kitchen's Kung Pao Chicken.


  • 15 ounces of boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon corn starch
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cloves of garlic, pressed
  • 1 green pepper, diced
  • 1/2 read pepper, diced
  • 1/2 cup broccoli, chopped
  • 1/4 cup cauliflower, chopped
  • 4 tablespoons chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1/3 cup chopped peanuts
  • Served over jasmine rice


  • In a bowl combine the chicken, half the soy sauce, and the corn starch. Mix well, and marinate for 10 minutes.
  • Heat up a wok, or frying pan over high heat. Add the oil and the chicken. Spread the chicken over the base of the pan evenly so it cooks all the pieces. Let each side brown well, about 4 or so minutes each side.
  • Add the garlic, peanuts and veggies and cook until the veggies soften and the chicken is tender and cooked through. Should take about 4 or 5 minutes depending on the heat of your pan.
  • Add the stock, sauce and vinegar and cook for another 2 or so minutes.
  • Serve over rice if desired. I used jasmine with it and it was lovely.


Original recipe belongs to Steamy Kitchen. You can find her Kung Pao Chicken recipe on Recipe Girl's site.


Kung Pao Chicken by Cravings of a Lunatic

Today our Sunday Supper crew is sharing recipes from Jaden’s new cookbook, Steamy Kitchen’s Healthy Asian Favorites. 20 bloggers received a copy of Jaden’s new cookbook. Those 20 are also giving away a copy of Jaden’s cookbook. Even though I was not one of the 20 who received a copy I still wanted to participate. Simply because I adore Jaden and love spreading the word about how awesome she is.

Here is the list of #SundaySupper Contributors who will be giving away a copy of Steamy Kitchen’s Healthy Asian Favorites Cookbook and the recipes they will be sharing:

Toodles and smoochies! xx


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  1. 1

    Jaden’s blog was one of the first food blogs I followed myself. How cool you met her and she helped you out when you started blogging. Her dishes are amazing and you did a fantastic job recreating it. Well done my friend. :)

    • 2

      She is such an inspiration. I just adore her. She really cares about the blogging community and wants to see other bloggers do well. It’s a cool thing. Meeting her was a dream come true. She is just so down to earth.

      Thanks, I really loved this dish. I ate two bowls full. Lol.

  2. 3

    I have a major love of Asian food too. I was so excited about Jaden’s cookbook because of how simple, quick, and oh so tasty her recipes are in the book. After seeing this now I need to dive into her website and find even more great recipes.

    • 4

      I can’t wait to get a copy. I swear sometimes being a Canuck blows. I can’t enter any of the 20 giveaways. *lets out an I Love Lucy wail*

      I tried her garlic mashed potatoes before and they are the bomb.

  3. 5

    I have this cookbook and after seeing your recipe, which I LOVE! I’m going to make this for din din this week! Thank you for sharing!

  4. 7

    I wouldn’t even share this if people paid me.

  5. 9

    Wow! Your photography alone would make me want to try this dish! Awesome job! So glad you joined us this week.

    • 10

      Thanks so much Isabel. So happy to join in this week. You know how much I adore Jaden, she’s such a great lady.

  6. 11

    Glad to hear you’re finally getting over the flu! And this amazing looking dish should certainly be enough to complete your recovery. Awesome combo of flavors here – it looks wonderful. Get well. ;-) And thanks for this.

    • 12

      Thanks John. I am now trying to play catch up with my blog and housework. It was an ugly scene here this week.

      I love this dish. It was full of flavour. Really impressed with her recipe, but then I’ve tried others from her and have never been let down.

  7. 13

    I love Kung Pao Chicken…but I’ve never made it at home. Now I have the craving…. this looks delicious!

  8. 15

    I’ve never heard of or visited Steamy Kitchen, but I do visit you! :) And I love this dish. When we go out for Chinese, Kung Pao is one of my favorite dishes to order….I love, love it.

    • 16

      You totally need to check it out. She is all kinds of awesome. This is a fabulous recipe. I was so impressed by it.

  9. 17

    My hubby would love love this recipe!!! I am glad you shared this recipe! Yum, Hugs, Terra

  10. 19

    Yummm! I love the veggies involved in this dish…you can’t go wrong with that!

  11. 21

    I would kung pao anyone who tried to eat my bowl ;)


  12. 23

    Your photos are so pretty, Kim, and I love your addition of broccoli and cauliflower to this dish. My little guy would love it this way! I’ll have to remember for when I make it. Hope you are feeling better!

    • 24

      Thank you so much. I am a broccoli fanatic. Can’t get enough of that and cauliflower.

      Doing so much better today. Yah for feeling well.

  13. 25
    Diana @GourmetDrizzles says:

    What a sweet post! And lovely photo! I, too, am really excited to look back through her website for more awesome recipes, plus loving the recipes from her new cookbook! ;-)

  14. 27

    Yum! I love stir fry, and kung pao chicken! I will be making this after we get back from vacation for sure!

  15. 29

    I love those photos … and I think I want to steal your bowls and chopsticks! Those are lovely!

    • 30

      Thanks Donna. And Lol, if you can believe it the bowl is Walmart and the chopsticks are the dollar store. I’m a cheapskate.

  16. 32

    It’s great to see you do a fabulous healthy meal like this. Look after yourself and get well soon.

  17. 34

    Oh dear Kim, kung pao chicken looks divine! I love Jadan’s blog too, and her recipes are fantastic…but you did an incredible job remaking her recipe. Totally Deee-licious!

    • 35

      Thanks so much Sandra. I love Jaden, she’s such a nice lady. And this recipe is smashing. Just loved it.

  18. 36

    Another beautiful looking recipe. All of Jaden’s recipes are so healthy. I’m loving seeing various dishes recreated from her book and blog. Kudos!

  19. 38

    Your Kung Pao looks like it delivers a flavorful punch. Thank you for sharing this recipe and your delightful first meeting Jaden story =)

    P.s. Glad you are feeling better. (I read and loved your no-bake strawberry cheesecake piece.)

  20. 39

    Jaden sounds like a nice gal. Your version of her kung pao chicken looks wonderful, Kim!

  21. 40

    Sorry to hear you’ve been sick! Your dish looks amazing!

  22. 41

    Hey Kim,
    LOVE the Kung Pao Chicken!! i’m going to make this this week! And hey, I love chocolate turtles too! :) so awesome that you have met Jaden.

  23. 42

    I am totally with you on how I feel about Jaden’s blog. When I first started blogging and I didn’t even the know basics of cooking, I referred to Jaden’s blogg all the time. Great, easy to follow recipes! I love home made kung pao chicken better than the take out now! Yours looks delicous!

  24. 43

    I love Jaden too. Just so sweet and kind and helpful. And honest. Hard to find that combination in a person. This recipe looks delicious! Great choice!

  25. 44

    This sounds perfect for my family…I’m going to have to add this to our menu soon. And your photos have been simply stunning as of late…xx

  26. 45

    Oh, this sounds so good and easy :) Yum!!!

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