Kung Pao Chicken

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POW! This healthier option of a typical Chinese food is a great recipe to try if you’re looking to spice up your weekly meal prep. The way we prepared this dish is a little lighter than what you might be used to, but the red chili pepper sauce adds a slight kick of flavor leaving you feeling satisfied with a balanced meal AND light on your feet. Get your chef’s hat on and get crackin!


  • 2lb chopped chicken breasts
  • 1 garlic clove chopped
  • 2 cups snow peas
  • 2 cups chopped colorful bell peppers (red, yellow, orange)
  • 1 cup raw cashews
  • Extra virgin olive oil spray
  • Sauce
    • 4 tablespoons Bragg Liquid Aminos
    • 4 tablespoons water
    • 2 tablespoons tomato sauce/paste or ketchup
    • 1 tablespoon red chili pepper sauce
    • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
    • 2 tablespoons coconut sugar
    • 1 tablespoon minced ginger
    • 1 tablespoon arrowroot starch
  1. Chop up the bell peppers and set aside (This is a quick recipe, so it's easier to have these prepped and ready to go. You'll thank us later)Crush-Fitness-Nutrition-Recipe
  2. Combine the ingredients for the sauce and whisk together in a bowl, set aside.Crush-Fitness-Nutrition-Recipe
  3. Set a skillet on medium heat and spray with extra virgin olive oil.
  4. Once the skillet is hot, toss in chopped garlic and sear for about 1-2 minutes. Then add chopped chicken breasts and cook the chicken until the outside of it is seared, about 6 to 8 minutes.Crush-Fitness-Nutrition-Recipe
  5. Then, add chopped bell peppers and sear for about 3 minutes. Then add snow peas.
  6. Slowly pour in the sauce and stir frequently.Crush-Fitness-Nutrition-Recipe
  7. Toss in the raw cashews and stir.Crush-Fitness-Nutrition-Recipe
  8. Serve with brown rice or quinoa.Crush-Fitness-Nutrition-Recipe
Macros (1 of 6 servings; without rice or quinoa):

321 calories, 38g protein, 13g carbs, 13g fat, 2g fiber



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