5 from 1 vote

Easy One Pan Kung Pao Chicken Pasta

This Easy One Pan Kung Pao Chicken Pasta is the perfect Asian-inspired weeknight meal that's on the table in 30 minutes or less!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Author Chrissie Baker (thebusybaker.ca)


  • 2 medium chicken breasts cut into chunks
  • 3 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 red pepper thinly sliced
  • 2 medium carrots thinly sliced
  • 3 1/2 cups chicken stock
  • 250 grams spagetti or spagettini noodles (approximately half a package)
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons cool water
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2-3 teaspoons fresh ginger grated
  • chopped peanuts optional, for garnish
  • chopped green onions optional, for garnish


  1. Heat a large skillet over medium high heat, adding the vegetable oil and sesame oil.

  2. Add the chicken breast chunks to a bowl with the 3 teaspoons of cornstarch and toss well.

  3. Once the oil has heated add the chopped chicken breasts, letting them brown over the heat, adding the soy sauce and rice vinegar about half way through cooking.

  4. Once the chicken is almost cooked through, add the sliced vegetables and let them cook until the chicken is completely cooked through (about 4-5 more minutes).

  5. Remove the chicken and vegetables to a plate and add the chicken stock and the pasta to the skillet.

  6. Let the pasta cook in the stock until the pasta is soft and the stock has reduced almost completely.

  7. Whisk the cornstarch and water together in a small bowl and add it to the skillet, along with the soy sauce, honey, sesame oil, garlic and ginger.

  8. Toss everything together well and add the chicken and vegetables to the skillet.

  9. Serve once the chicken and vegetables have re-heated and the sauce has completely reduced.

  10. Add chopped peanuts and sliced green onions for garnish, if you wish.