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Sugar Free Kung Pao Chicken
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Sugar Free Kung Pao Chicken

Make this delicious recipe for Sugar Free Kung Pao Chicken and impress your friends and family with a great tasting meal without all of the sugar.
Prep Time30 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time45 minutes
Course: Asian, dinner
Cuisine: American, Asian
Search Result: Asian, Chinese, kung pao, stir fry, sugar free
Servings: 6




  • 2 tbsp Sesame Oil -divided
  • 1 tsp Vinegar -Distilled white vinegar or rice wine vinegar.
  • 2 tsp Honey -any sugar alternative that can be used in cooking.
  • 1 tbsp Chili Past -see post for alternatives
  • 2 tsp Garlic -minced or chopped
  • ½ cup Peanuts -unsalted


  • 1 lb Chicken
  • 2 tbsp White Wine - see post for details
  • 1 tbsp Cornstarch -dissolved in 2 ½ tablespoons of water
  • 2 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 2 tsp Ginger -minced, grated, or ground (your preference).


  • Start by preparing your chicken and marinade. To prepare the chicken make sure that it is skinless and boneless. Then dice or slice the chicken. Place the chicken into a zip top bag or dish for marinating. To prepare the marinade, use a fork or a whisk to mix together 1 tablespoon of the white wine, 1 tablespoon of the corn starch with water mixture,1 tablespoon of the soy sauce and the ginger. Fully cover the chicken with the marinade and then seal the bag or cover the dish and place the chicken in marinade into the refrigerator for at least a half hour
    chicken breast
  • Prepare the sauce by whisking or using a fork to mix the remaining wine, remaining cornstarch and water mixture, the remaining soy sauce along with one tablespoon of the sesame oil, the vinegar, and sugar alternative. Then stir in the chili paste and garlic. You can adjust these ingredients for flavor as needed or desired. Set this sauce aside
    whisk ingredients
  • In a large skillet or wok on medium high to high heat, stir fry the chicken in the remaining oil until the chicken is fully cooked. This should take six to seven minutes and be sure to stir the chicken so that it does not burn. Transfer the chicken to to a clean plate.
    cook chicken
  • Next, add the sauce that you prepared earlier to the skillet or wok and cook until thickened. If your sauce seems to thick you can add a bit of water to thin it out as needed. Then turn the heat off and stir in the chicken and peanuts and serve.
    Sugar Free Kung Pao Chicken

Recipe Notes

As mentioned, you will also need toasted sesame oil and chili paste for the sauce. An alternative for the oil would be any nutty flavor oil such as olive oil. An alternative for the chili paste could be sriracha or similar sauce (you may need to adjust for flavor and consistency).
Also mentioned, the marinade in this recipe calls for white wine.
However, not everyone wants to use white wine in their cooking. So, a good substitute for good substitute for white wine is to use Chinese white wine, rice wine, or Shaoxing wine (Chinese cooking wine). Also, this is one of those recipes that can be made using light meat (chicken breast) or dark meat (thighs). The kind of meat that you use is your choice. However, your chicken should be skinless and cubed or cut small
*Please check the nutritional labels to assure that you are sticking to your diet restrictions for any substitutions used.
- see post for alternatives
Please see recipe post for further details on this recipe.
Nutritional Information is only an estimate and can vary especially with ingredients that are used.

*About Sugar Alternatives

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Calories: 122kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 100mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg
Please note: Nutritional data has been calculated using a tool that comes with this recipe card and not by me. This means that Nutritional Information is only an estimate and can vary especially with ingredients that you use. The accuracy of this tool may differ from other tools as expected. Also note that there is no instructional value to the video that may be attached to this recipe. It is only there for visual pleasure. For more information about the images in this recipe, please refer the the recipe instructions. Thank you!

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