Kung Pao Spaghetti and Meatballs

  • Servings: 6

Take your taste buds on a trip with Kung Pao Spaghetti and Meatballs! This Chinese-Italian fusion is a flavor explosion you won't forget.


For the Spaghetti:
16 ozSan Giorgio® Spaghetti
2/3 cupsoy sauce
1/2 cupchicken broth
1/2 cupdry sherry
2 Tbspschili garlic sauce
1/4 cupbrown sugar
2 Tbspsrice vinegar
2 Tbspscornstarch
1 Tbspsesame oil
1 tspvegetable oil
4garlic cloves, minced
For the Meatballs:
non-stick cooking spray
1 lbground chicken
1/3 cupyellow onion, minced
1/4 cupall purpose flour
1/3 cuprolled oats
1 Tbspsriracha hot chili sauce
1/2 tspground ginger
1/4 tspsalt
1/4 tspground black pepper
2garlic cloves, minced
For the Sauce:
4 Tbspssoy sauce
2 Tbspssriracha hot chili sauce
2 Tbspschili garlic sauce
2 Tbspshoney
1/2 cupdry roasted peanuts, coarsely chopped
2green onions, sliced


For the Spaghetti:
Prepare pasta al dente according to package directions.  Drain and toss with a drizzle of vegetable oil to keep from clumping.  In a small mixing bowl, whisk together soy sauce, chicken broth, sherry, chili garlic sauce, brown sugar, rice vinegar, cornstarch and sesame oil and set aside.

In a large skillet, heat vegetable oil over MEDIUM heat and add minced garlic. Saute, stirring constantly for about 30 seconds.  Pour in reserved sauce mixture, bring to a boil, reduce heat to a simmer and let cook until slightly thickened. This will take about 2 minutes.  Toss drained pasta in the sauce.

For the Chicken Meatballs:
Preheat oven to 400º F.  Line a baking sheet with foil and spray with cooking spray. Set aside.

To a mixing bowl, combine meatball ingredients and mix until well combined. Careful not to over mix though, otherwise the meatballs will be tough.  Scoop meat mixture into tablespoon sized balls and roll into a ball. If the meat sticks to your hands too much, wet your hands slightly with water.  Place meatballs on prepared cookie sheet and bake approximately 25 minutes, until they begin to turn golden brown and are cooked through.

For the Sauce:
To a small mixing bowl, whisk together sauce ingredients and set aside.  Once meatballs are done, remove from oven and let cool for a few minutes.  Toss meatballs in sauce.

To Serve:
Serve a plate of the Kung Pao spaghetti with several chicken meatballs on top. Garnish with sesame seeds, sliced green onions, and chopped peanuts.