CPK’S KUNG PAO SPAGHETTI

The copycat recipe you can make at home in under 20 minutes. It tastes even better than restaurant versions!

Have you tried California Pizza Kitchen’s Kung Pao Spaghetti before? It’s a dish I’ve enjoyed on several occasions, but I wouldn’t say I like spending $15 for a meal, especially during lunch. Now I don’t have to order it anymore because I can cook it at home in 20 minutes.

If you haven’t tried the CPK version before, it is a Chinese takeout favorite with spaghetti noodles. This is a delicious, savory dish with a spicy kick. There’s also plenty of chicken for everyone.

If you prefer a vegetarian version, you can even add fried cubes of tofu. It sounds even better than chicken. Next time, I will definitely try that!

Ingredients

  • 1 Pound spaghetti
  • 2 Tablespoons of vegetable oil
  • Three thinly sliced, boneless, and skinless chicken breasts
  • To taste, add Kosher Salt and freshly ground Black Pepper
  • Four cloves garlic, minced
  • Half a cup of dry roasted peanuts
  • Green onions thinly sliced

For the SAUCE

  • 1/2 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • Sherry Dry, 1/2 cup
  • Add more red chili paste to taste.
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • Red wine vinegar, two tablespoons
  • Cornstarch 2 tablespoons
  • Sesame Oil 1 Tablespoon

Instructions

  • In a small mixing bowl, combine the soy sauce with the chicken broth, dry sherry, red chili paste sugar, red wine vinegar, cornstarch, sesame oil, and red wine vinegar.
  • Cook pasta in a large pot with salted boiling water according to the package directions. Drain well.
  • Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet on medium heat. To taste, season chicken breasts with a little salt and pepper. Add chicken breasts to the skillet and cook them, flipping each side once, for 3-4 minutes. Let cool before dicing into bite-size pieces; set aside.
  • Stirring constantly, add the garlic to a skillet. Cook until fragrant (about 1 minute). Stir in the soy sauce and bring the mixture to a rolling boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 1-2 minutes. Stir in chicken, pasta, peanuts, and green onions.
  • Serve immediately

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