Yum Peaceful Cooking: Kung Wow - Spicy Kung Pao Chicken Wings with Sweet Chili Dip

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Kung Wow - Spicy Kung Pao Chicken Wings with Sweet Chili Dip

Happy New Year! 

The Chinese New Year celebrations are in full swing and ringing in the year of the Snake.

The year of the Snake. What does that mean? Well, it means we're going to be focused and disciplined, concentrating on details as we achieve what we've set out to create.

Sounds like we're going to be busy this year. And maybe some quick and easy dishes would be appealing.

And maybe....juuuuuust maybe....Thai Kitchen and Simply Asia can come to the rescue. (if you're familiar with their products...you KNOW they can)

I really love Asian foods. But with my allergy to fish, I have to be careful. The use of fish sauces can pose a problem for me. Therefore, I usually make my own where I can control the ingredients...which is extremely time consuming. It's definitely a labor of love.

Thank God for Thai Kitchen and Simply Asia. A quick look at the ingredients list...and poof...a great dish is soon in the making. Whether it's to help ring in the New Year...or any other time of the year when we have that craving that only Asian food can appease.

Which brings me to this dish...Kung Wow (recipe provided by Thai Kitchen and Simply Asia). Quick and easy...and delicious. Even though it says spicy. Don't be afraid. It's not very spicy in the least. After a few bites, the heat builds up to a point of notice...but not to the point of any state of being uncomfortable.

The recipe calls for grilled chicken wing pieces that are turned frequently and brushed with Simply Asia Spicy Kung Pao Stir-Fry Sauce. Simple as that.

I didn't grill my chicken. I deep fried it, buffalo wing style.

Kung Wow
1 pouch Simply Asia Spicy Kung Pao Stir-Fry Sauce
2 lbs chicken wing parts
Sweet Chili Dip (recipe to follow)

Heat 5" of vegetable oil in a deep pan, to 375° F (you do not want the oil anywhere near the rim as the oil rises and bubbles when you put the chicken in).

Dab the chicken wing parts with paper towel to dry. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Working in batches, carefully place a few wings in the hot oil and fry for 10 - 12 minutes. Remove to a cooling wrack while you fry the remaining chicken.

Once the chicken is done, place into a bowl. Pour the Simply Asia Spicy Kung Pao Stir-Fry Sauce over the chicken

Toss to coat......

And poof...it's done!

If you're not into deep frying, by all means...grill, bake...boil...whatever your pleasure may be.

While the chicken is frying, put together the sauce:

Sweet Chili Dip
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup sour cream
1/4 cup Thai Kitchen Sweet Red Chili Sauce

Combine, cover and refrigerate until ready to use.

Now, I just noticed something. The original recipe from Thai Kitchen called for 1 tsp of lime juice. I missed it. Not to mention that I didn't have any fresh limes on hand anyway, so it's a moot point. I did double the amount of Thai Kitchen Sweet Red Chili Sauce. Well...my daughter did. She was trying to get more heat involved. Anyway....the sauce is very good. A little sweet...a tiny bit of heat. The perfect compliment to the wings.

I do have a few more recipes of theirs to try tonight. Let's just say...the celebration continues. I'll be getting back to you about them.

In the mean time....since I never post fish or shellfish recipes, here's a little treat direct from Thai Kitchen. Click on the picture and scroll to find recipe.

For more ideas and recipes, check these out:

For entertaining, why not try a Satay Partay - a delicious chicken dish featuring Thai Kitchen's Coconut Milk, Premium Fish Sauce, Red Curry Paste, Lemongrass and Peanut Satay Sauce.

Or, add a little zing to traditional party favorites with Thai Kitchen dipping sauces. Our Spicy Thai Mango dipping sauce puts a fruity twist on traditional spring rolls in this Zing Rolls recipe featuring Thai Kitchen's Red Rice Noodles.
Whether entertaining a crowd or an everyday dinner with the family, Simply Asia Stir-Fry Sauces are the perfect way to create Real Asia, Real Fast at home. Try our mild, flavorful General Tsao Stir-Fry Sauce in Restaurant Style General Tsao Chicken or General Tsao's Meatballs. Fans of ginger will enjoy the flavor our Ginger Teriyaki Stir-Fry Sauce brings to these Ginger Teriyaki Lettuce Wraps. Looking for a little more heat? Serve up these "Kung Wow" chicken wings with our Thai Kitchen Kung Pao Stir-Fry Sauce.

Check out Thai Kitchen and explore their amazing Asian cuisine ingredients!

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  1. Happy Chinese new Year! Your chicken dish looks awesome.



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