Kung Pao Chicken Tacos
- Oil, for cooking
- 1 1/2 to 2 ounces crushed red pepper flakes, or to taste
- Six 14-ounce cans low-sodium chicken broth
- 8 ounces soy sauce
- 2 ounces dark soy sauce
- 8 ounces Worcestershire sauce
- 4 ounces rice wine or gin
- 10 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast, diced
- 1 ounce cornstarch
- 2 onions, diced
- 2 bunches fresh cilantro, leaves chopped
- 48 soft corn tortillas
- 1 cup unsalted roasted peanuts, chopped
Coat a large saucepan with oil, add the red pepper flakes and toast over medium heat until aromatic. Add the chicken broth and 28 ounces (2 cans) water and bring to a light boil. Add the soy sauce, dark soy sauce, Worcestershire and rice wine, reduce the heat and simmer for a few minutes. Remove from the heat and let cool to room temperature. Add about 3 to 4 ladles of room temperature sauce to a resealable plastic bag and add the chicken. Let marinate for at least 1 hour.
Add the cornstarch to the remaining sauce and mix well.
Heat a large skillet or a flat top grill to medium-high heat. Remove the chicken from the marinade and discard the marinade. Cook the chicken in the hot skillet until cooked through and lightly browned. Add the remaining sauce mixture and cook to desired consistency, coating the chicken well. Transfer to a serving bowl or platter.
Mix the onions and cilantro together in a bowl.
Assembly:Warm the tortillas. Fill with Kung Pao Chicken and top with the onion/cilantro garnish and chopped peanuts.
Professional Recipe: This recipe was provided by a chef, restaurant or culinary professional and makes a large quantity. The Food Network Kitchens chefs have not tested this recipe in the proportions indicated and therefore cannot make any representation as to the results.
Some people have allergies to peanuts, and if serving this peanut product to guests, please make them aware of the inclusion of nuts.
Recipe courtesy of Dominic Lau, co-owner of Don Chow Tacos in Los Angeles, CA.