Go Back
+ servings
kung pao shrimp
Print Recipe
5 from 1 vote

Easy Kung Pao Shrimp Recipe

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: kung pao shrimp, shrimp recipe
Servings: 3
Calories: 520kcal
Author: Vanjo Merano


  • 1 lb. large shrimp head and shell removed
  • 1 piece bell pepper chopped
  • 1 piece onion chopped
  • 1/2 cup scallions chopped
  • 1/4 cup peanuts
  • 3/4 cup kung pao sauce
  • 1 piece zucchini diced
  • 5 pieces dried red chili
  • 1 thumb ginger minced
  • 1 tablespoon garlic minced
  • 3 tablespoons cooking oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste.


  • Heat a pan or wok then pour the cooking oil.
  • Once the cooking oil gets hot, quickly saute the ginger and garlic. Do this fast to prevent the spices from getting burnt.
  • Put-in the dried chili and peanuts. Stir fry for 1 minute.
  • Add the onion and zucchini. Cook for 1 minute.
  • Put-in the bell peppers. Stir-fry for 2 minutes.
  • Add the shrimp. Continue to stir-fry for 2 to 5 minutes. do not overcook the shrimp
  • Pour-in the kung pao sauce. Stir and cook for 1 minute.
  • Add the scallions. Sprinkle salt and pepper, if needed. Try to taste your dish at this point to see if you will need to add salt and pepper.
  • Stir and transfer to a serving plate.
  • Share and enjoy!


Serving: 3g | Calories: 520kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 381mg | Sodium: 1951mg | Potassium: 764mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 2193IU | Vitamin C: 76mg | Calcium: 297mg | Iron: 5mg