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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
Calories 359kcal
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


  • Heat a large skillet over medium high heat, adding the vegetable oil and sesame oil.
  • Add the chicken breast chunks to a bowl with the 3 teaspoons of cornstarch and toss well.
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • Remove the chicken and vegetables to a plate and add the chicken stock and the pasta to the skillet.
  • Let the pasta cook in the stock until the pasta is soft and the stock has reduced almost completely.
  • 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.
  • Toss everything together well and add the chicken and vegetables to the skillet.
  • Serve once the chicken and vegetables have re-heated and the sauce has completely reduced.
  • Add chopped peanuts and sliced green onions for garnish, if you wish.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 359kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 52mg | Sodium: 641mg | Potassium: 638mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 4040IU | Vitamin C: 28mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1mg