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Kung Pao Chicken Recipe

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This month on our blog, we’re sharing a few recipes of our signature Asian-American dishes. (Click here for Tuesday’s Chow Mein recipe!) Today we are highlighting Chinese Kung Pao Chicken; a beloved meal for all who enjoy Asian-inspired cuisine.

Chinese Kung Pao Chicken


  • Chicken Thigh Meat
  • Eggs
  • Corn Starch
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Canola Oil
  • Dry Chilies de Arbol, or Chinese Chili
  • Bell Pepper
  • Yellow Onion
  • Peanuts
  • Chicken Stock
  • Chili Paste or Fermented Bean and Chili Paste
  • Dark Soy Sauce and Regular Soy Sauce Mix – 10/90


  1. Clean and cut chicken thighs into cubes. Marinate in whole beaten eggs, cornstarch and salt. Par Fry in canola oil – blanch chicken only (don’t let it take color).
  2. Prep bell peppers and onions by cutting them into cubes.
  3. Use canola oil to fry chillies, and add bean/chili paste, as well as the chicken stock and soy mix.
  4. Next, add pre-cooked chicken and peanuts, sauteeing the mixture until it’s almost dry. Try not to leave any liquid, as this will negatively affect the flavor.
  5. To finalize the dish, add salt/pepper to taste, and sesame oil as seasoning.

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Chow Mein Recipe

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Chow Mein is a popular noodle dish throughout the USA, and is widely known as American Chinese food. Though it is usually served as a side, with added protein, Chow Mein can be a meal in its own right. At Catering Central, we love a good Chow Mein, and we’re excited to share some of our signature recipe with you.

First, it is important to prep your vegetables before you start cooking – this means green cabbage, carrots, and green onions. For the sauce, Chow Mein is made with a mixture of light soy sauce, and dark soy – using a ratio of two parts light to one part dark. Making sure we have plenty of space on a flat top grill, we fry the egg noodles in canola oil before adding veggies and seasoning with the soy mixture. At the end, we add the all-important sesame oil, as well as salt and pepper.

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