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Kung Pao Shrimp Recipe

Kung Pao Shrimp - easy and delicious Kung Pao shrimp recipe that takes 20 mins to make. This recipe is so much better and healthier than Chinese takeout.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Keyword Kung Pao Shrimp
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories 457 kcal


  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 inch piece ginger, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1/4 onion, quartered
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, cut into pieces
  • 10 mini dried red chilies, (5 regular-sized dried chilies)
  • 10-12 oz big shrimp, shelled, peeled and deveined
  • 1/4 cup roasted peanuts
  • 3 stalks scallions, use the white parts only

Kung Pao Sauce:


  1. Mix the Kung Pao sauce ingredients and set aside.

  2. Heat up a wok and add the cooking oil until the oil is very hot. Add the ginger and do a few quick stirs. Add the onion, green pepper, and dried red chilies. Stir-fry until you smell the spicy aromas from the dried red chilies. Add in the shrimp and roasted peanuts and keep stirring.

  3. When the shrimp are almost cooked, add the Kung Pao sauce into the wok, keep stirring until the sauce thickens. Add the chopped scallions, do a few quick stirs, dish out and serve hot.

Nutrition Facts
Kung Pao Shrimp Recipe
Amount Per Serving (2 people)
Calories 457 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Fat 26g40%
Saturated Fat 13g81%
Cholesterol 179mg60%
Sodium 2219mg96%
Potassium 509mg15%
Carbohydrates 31g10%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 17g19%
Protein 28g56%
Vitamin A 1205IU24%
Vitamin C 29.1mg35%
Calcium 108mg11%
Iron 1.9mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.