Don’t bother ordering in, this Kung Pao chicken recipe is delicious, quick, easy and Nutritious. Can’t beat that!
I love this recipe for so many reasons. It’s one of the tastiest, easiest meals on our supper rotation, and everyone in the family loves it. It’s easy and makes for great leftovers too, both of which are key when you’re a busy parent. I most often use chicken breasts, but it’s as tasty (or more) with chicken thighs. Either way, I buy boneless and skinless. To make this school safe, just omit the peanuts and you’re good to go (best leftovers ever)!
All cuts of chicken are great sources of high-quality protein, ranging from 20-30 grams per 100-gram cooked serving. Making sure that your kiddos (and you!) eat adequate amounts of protein throughout the day (I suggest serving some protein at every meal and snack), will ensure that energy levels (and blood sugar levels) stay steady throughout the day. Protein helps to keep tummies full after meals and snacks.
Protein is essential for good health
- It’s one of the most important building blocks of life.
- Required for creating every cell in your body.
- Crucial for building, repairing, and maintaining healthy muscles, skin, eyes, hair, nails, and even bone.
- It aids in healthy immune function and other key body processes such as blood clotting and production of hormones and enzymes.
This recipe is perfect for a busy weeknight and can be served over rice or as the filling in lettuce wraps. And of course, make extra and freeze for busy nights when you don’t have time to cook! I’m a true believer in batch cooking, because who has time to cook from scratch every night? Definitely not me!
This recipe isn’t only a great weeknight option, but it’s also a crowd-pleaser and can feel really gourmet. Serve family-style with rice, lettuce for wrapping, peanuts, green onions, asian style veggies and you’re good to go for a family gathering or dinner party!