Gong Bao Chicken with smashed cucumber salad

4.9/5 from 8 Customers

Gong bao chicken is a dish of succulent chicken stir-fried with peanuts and spring onions - known in English as kung po chicken, you’ll find versions of this dish on virtually every Chinese restaurant menu!

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Gong bao chicken is a dish of succulent chicken stir-fried with peanuts and spring onions - known in English as kung po chicken, you’ll find versions of this dish on virtually every Chinese restaurant menu! The kick of chilli, tingle of Sichuan pepper and gentle sweet-sour sauce form a typical Sichuanese combination of flavours and this delicious dish needs little more accompaniment than some plain rice and a simple smashed cucumber salad.

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5 minutes

25 minutes





Medium Effort

Main Ingredient



Dairy Free

Dairy Free

Taste Profile

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Chicken Marinade: garlic, ginger, Sichuan pepper, chilli, onion
Sichuan Pepper: Sichuan pepper
Cucumber Spices: white SESAME, black SESAME, mild chilli flakes

May contain traces of celery and mustard
Allergens are listed in CAPITALS

  • 500g diced chicken (thighs are best)
  • 1 bunch of spring onions (including all the green bits)
  • 1 cucumber
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce (any type)
  • 3 tbsp vinegar (rice, white wine or cider vinegar is best)
  • 1 tbsp cornflour
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 75g peanuts (roasted and salted are fine)
  • Rice to serve
  • Wok or large frying pan
  • Mixing bowl
  • Medium saucepan

Product Rating (8):


Absolutely loved this. It was really easy and the taste was amazing. The cucumber added an extra depth to the flavours. We served with plain rice but would go well with noodles

Salena Leighton-humphries View More

Really glad you enjoyed it! Happy spicing!


My 15 year old son was given this for his 15th birthday and this was the first recipe he cooked. It was delicious! And fun to make with my teenage son!

Ele Hawkins View More

Wow - very impressive ... and happy birthday!


The perfect Saturday Night meal, an amazingly rich sauce with a nice bit of crushed Sichuan to spice it up! We've already planned next weekends Curry Discoverers Box ready for a birthday feast!

Mathew Wills View More

Delish! Good luck with next weekend


Delicious! Made this last night and it's become a new favourite

Abi Harris View More

Fantastic- this is a favourite of ours too!


Great tasting Chinese stir fry and so easy to make much better than a takeaway. Both me and my husband aren’t cucumber fans but we tried the pickled salad and it worked so well. Will definitely be making this one again.

Alice Divall View More

YUM- everything looks wonderful! This is a favourite at Spicery HQ too!


Easy Chinese style dinner - perfect to beat the Monday night blues

Georgia Bell View More

YUM this looks spectacular- glad you enjoyed this terrifically tangy recipe!


This was excellent! The sauce had quite the kick which built up over the meal. Glad for the cucumber to cool it down a little ;o)

Katherine Gordon View More

This looks great, Katherine - nice job! We're so happy to hear how much you enjoyed it!


This was delicious. Easy to cook, Tangy and flavoursome. The nuts finish it off nicely, and my wife enjoyed smashing the cucumber !

Russell Fox View More

This looks delicious, great job! And smashing up a cucumber is a great way to relieve stress and frustration - haha!

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