Kung Pao Noodle Stir-Fry recipe from Tastes Better From Scratch
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Kung Pao Noodle Stir-Fry

This Kung Pao Noodle Stir-Fry is made with chicken, broccoli, bell peppers, peanuts and a homemade asian stir-fry sauce.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, asian
Servings: 5
Calories: 475kcal
Author: Lauren Allen


  • 12 ounces spaghetti noodles
  • 1-2 boneless skinless chicken breasts , cut into chunks
  • 2 Tablespoons peanut oil (or vegetable/canola oil)
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (or more to increase spiciness)
  • 1/2 cup dry roasted peanuts
  • 1 red bell pepper (or yellow), sliced
  • 1 green bell pepper , sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh broccoli florets , steamed
  • 2 green onions , chopped

For the Sauce:

  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 teaspoons chili paste with garlic
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger root , finely chopped
  • 4 Tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 3 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil


  • Make the spaghetti according to package instructions. Drain and set aside.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of oil to wok or frying pan over medium heat. 
  • Add red pepper flakes and peanuts to oil and stir until peanuts are golden brown and toasted (about 2 minutes). 
  • Remove peanuts and pepper flakes to a plate.
  • Add another tablespoon of oil to the pan. Add the chicken, cooking for a few minutes on each side, just until cooked through. Remove to a plate to rest.
  •  Add veggies to the pan and saute for 2-3 minutes. Remove to the plate with the chicken.
  •  Slice the chicken into bite-size pieces.
  • Make the sauce by whisking all ingredients together. 
  • Add sauce to the pan and cook for 2-3 minutes or until it begins to thicken. 
  • Add the cooked noodles to the pan and toss to coat them in the sauce.
  •  Add the stir-fried veggies, chicken, peanuts, and green onion to the pan and toss to combine. Serve immediately.


Calories: 475kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 942mg | Potassium: 599mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1170IU | Vitamin C: 77.1mg | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 2.4mg