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Kung Po Chicken

Slimming World friendly version of this recipe.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Keyword Chicken, Spicy
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 1002kcal


  • 1 Large Wok


  • 800 g skinless boneless chicken breast and/or thighs cut into bite-size pieces
  • FryLight or low-calorie cooking spray
  • 2-3 large garlic cloves chopped
  • 5 cm/2" piece fresh root ginger peeled and finely grated
  • 8 spring onions cut into 2cm/1" pieces
  • 2 red peppers deseeded and cut into bite-size chunks
  • 2 Small Onions Cut into petals
  • 225 g/8 oz can sliced water chestnuts drained
  • 225 g/8 oz can bamboo shoots drained
  • 300 g Pineapple Chunks drained
  • Salt to taste
  • 300 g dried basmati rice to serve

For the Marinade

  • 2 Tbsp dark soy sauce or tamari
  • 2 tsp Shaoxing rice wine or dry sherry
  • 1 tsp cornflour

For the Sauce

  • 1 Tbsp Shaoxing rice wine or dry sherry
  • 1 Tbsp dark soy sauce or tamari
  • 1 Tbsp chopped red chilies in white wine vinegar from a jar
  • 4 Tbsp hot water
  • 1 chicken OXO cube


  • Combine the marinade ingredients into a large bowl and add the chicken. Stir to coat and set aside.
  • In another bowl combine the sauce ingredients and set aside.
  • Place a large wok over high heat and when it is smoking, spray with FryLight and add the garlic, ginger and a splash of water. Stir fry for 2 minutes.
  • Spray a little more FryLight if needed and add the chicken, spring onion, onions and peppers. Stir fry for 8-10 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through. If you find the ingredients sticking to the wok, add a splash of hot water.
  • Meanwhile, cook the rice
  • Add the sliced water chestnuts, bamboo shoots and pineapple to the wok and stir-fry for 1 minute.
  • Add the prepared sauce and cook for 2 minutes or until the sauce has thickened.
  • Season with salt to taste and serve immediately over the cooked, drained rice.


Half a Syn per serving


Calories: 1002kcal | Carbohydrates: 178g | Protein: 59g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.03g | Cholesterol: 128mg | Sodium: 1300mg | Potassium: 2178mg | Fiber: 24g | Sugar: 36g | Vitamin A: 2244IU | Vitamin C: 109mg | Calcium: 117mg | Iron: 9mg

By Pete