Easy Kung Pao Pork Chops over a black serving plate
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Easy Kung Pao Pork Chops

Jazz up your weeknight dinner with these Easy Kung Pao Pork Chops!! They’re super easy to make and full of flavors. It will be ready in 30 minutes or less.
Course dinner
Cuisine Asian
Keyword dinner, easy, Kung Pao, pork, spicy, takeout
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 462kcal
Author Oriana Romero

Ingredients

  • 6 boneless pork chops
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil (or other light taste cooking oil)
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, peeled and finely chopped
  • 6 – 8 dried red chilies, deseeded (see notes)
  • 4 scallion, cut into rings (white parts separated from green)
  • 1 cup red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 cup roasted peanuts

Kung Pao Marinade/Sauce:

Instructions

  • Combine marinade/sauce ingredients in a small bowl.
  • Add half of the marinade to the pork chops. Set aside for 20 minutes.Reserve the other half.
  • Remove pork chops for the marimade and discard the marinade.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a big skillet over high heat. Cook pork chops, 2 to 3 minutes on the first side. Flip and cook until the chops are golden brown on the other side, 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from skillet and set aside.
  • Clean the skillet and heat the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil. Add garlic, ginger and red chilies; cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute, or until fragrant. Add white part of scallions and red peppers, cook for 1 more minute.
  • Add the pork chops, the remaining sauce, and peanuts; cook until the pork chops are nicely coated with the sauce, about 2 minutes. Add the green part of scallions.
  • Serve immediately, with white rice, if desired.

Notes

I used Sichuan chilies. I didn't want my dish to be very spicy so I cut a small slit on each chili and removed most of the seeds.
 
I bought Chinese Shaoxing rice wine in an Asian market. It tastes much like dry sherry, which can be used as a substitute.
 
 
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Please note that nutritional information is a rough estimate and it can vary depending on the products used.
 
Recipe adapted from Rasa Malaysia

Nutrition

Calories: 462kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 90mg | Sodium: 1011mg | Potassium: 804mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 990IU | Vitamin C: 34mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 2mg