Kung Pao Chicken Recipe

This Summer had my husband and I do a complete turn around in our dieting and exercising program.  It was quite a long Winter.  We are always looking for easy chicken recipes since we are both on the go so much.  I am also looking for dinner ideas for my daughter who just recently moved out on her own. I was so excited to try Land O’Lakes Sauté Express® Sauté Starter.  I am always spending way to much time in the kitchen creating butter mixes with different herbs and spices.  This makes for a quick and convenient method for a chicken Sauté.

I opened up one package of the Sauté Express® Sauté Starter to get the chicken thighs simmering.  The squares are quite large since I would be using two pounds of chicken I used four squares. You can nab a coupon and score some savings before you head to the store by printing one off.   You can also check out my shopping over at my Google + profile.

I first cut my chicken thighs up then added an egg and Panko bread crumbs to the chicken.  I then tossed it so it coated.

I used the Garlic and Herb Sauté Express® Sauté Starter for the chicken. It melted perfectly and smelled so good.  Once the chicken was about done I placed in the oven to cook the rest of the mixture.

I then cut up onion, red and yellow pepper, celery and green onion and used the Sauté Express® Sauté Starter Italian herb blend.  This recipe is simple and full of lots of protein and vitamin C from the peppers.

Recipe Kung Pao Chicken


  • 2 lbs chicken thighs
  • 6 stalks of celery chopped up
  • 4 green onions chopped up
  • 1 cup red and yellow peppers chopped up
  • 1 cup cashews
  • 1/2 cup Chili Garlic Sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons Red Curry Paste


  • Cut up your thighs and mix with egg and Panko, toss it all up
  • Melt your Sauté Express® Sauté Starter in a pan.  
  • Cook the thighs until done depending on your stove
  • Sauté the vegetables for about ten minutes
  • Add the Chili Garlic Sauce and Curry Paste.  Mix it all up simmer for ten minutes.
  • Top with cashews and green onions.
  • Additionally add it to rice for a complete meal.

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April DecheineAbout April Decheine

April ran away from Suburbia to live life more sustainably with her husband. The kids are all grown but return quite often. She is a little city mixed in with Martha Stewart like smarts. She is an ex IT downsized Corporate gal. Follow her as she learns all the Green Acres chores on her 40 acre farm while introducing her readers to products she believes in.

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