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Gluten Free Kung Pao Chicken

Bursting with flavor and beyond easy to make, this Gluten-Free Kung Pao Chicken is a healthier twist on your favorite take-out dish. The perfect combination of salty and sweet, this savory recipe is sure to become your new weeknight staple.
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Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Chinese
Diet: Gluten Free
Keyword: kung pao chicken
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 384kcal
Author: Karen Kelly


  • 1 lb ground chicken
  • ½ cup tamari or soy sauce if not gluten free, separated
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 4 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 onion sliced thin
  • 2 red peppers sliced thin
  • 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce gluten free if needed
  • ¼ cup rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoon honey


  • Place the chicken in a bowl and sprinkle with the cornstarch. Pour over ¼ cup of tamari and toss gently.
  • Heat 2 tablespoon sesame oil over medium high heat. Add the chicken and cook until cooked through, breaking up with a spatula.
  • While chicken cooks mix the sauce in a small bowl. Add ¼ cup tamari, hoisin sauce, rice vinegar and honey. Whisk carefully.
  • Remove the chicken from the pan and add two tablespoons of sesame oil. Add the peppers and onions and cook for few minutes.
  • Add the chicken back to the pan and pour the sauce over it. Toss it together so everything is covered with the sauce. Bring to a quick boil then reduce heat and simmer a minute or two.
  • Top with green onions, peanuts or sesame seeds.


Be sure to use tamari and gluten free hoison sauce if needed.


Calories: 384kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 98mg | Sodium: 1757mg | Potassium: 830mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 1864IU | Vitamin C: 78mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 2mg
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