pf changs copycat kung pao chickpeas
pf changs copycat kung pao chickpeas

PF Changs Copycat Kung Pao Chickpeas

PF Changs Copycat Kung Pao Chickpeas

Kung Pao Chickpeas

3 from 14 votes
Recipe by Sagen Jackson Course: DinnerCuisine: ChineseDifficulty: Easy


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Chickpeas with a blast of Kung Pao flavor!


  • 2 cups 2 garbanzo beans, cooked

  • 2 cups 2 rice, cooked

  • 1 tbsp 1 garlic

  • 1 tbsp 1 ginger

  • 1/3 cup 1/3 peanuts

  • 2 – 3 2 – 3 Dried Chinese Red Chiles or fresno chilies (see notes below)

  • 3 tbsp 3 Coconut Oil

  • scallions

  • For Sauce
  • 2 tbsp 2 maple syrup

  • 1 tbsp 1 rice wine vinegar

  • 1 tbsp 1 hoisin sauce

  • 1 tbsp 1 balsamic vinegar

  • 1 tbsp 1 sriracha sauce

  • 1 tbsp 1 soy sauce

  • 2 tbsp 2 coconut aminos

  • 1/2 tbsp 1/2 sesame oil

  • 1/4 cup 1/4 water

  • 1 tbsp 1 tapioca flour


  • Cook rice and garbanzo beans according to package directions.
  • In a small bowl, whisk all sauce ingredients. Set aside.
  • Add oil to skillet and saute garlic over medium heat until fragrant about one minute. Then add ginger, peanuts, chiles, and scallions. Let saute for an additional minute.
  • Add sauce ingredients and whisk until thick. About 2 minutes or so. Keep an eye on it and don’t let it burn.
  • Add chickpeas and toss in sauce.
  • Serve over rice. See notes below for pour-over sauce.


  • Spiciness note: 🌶️ – mild, 🌶️🌶️ – medium, 🌶️🌶️🌶️ – hot // **Please remove the seeds and use your own discretion **
  • Because I like it saucy, I doubled the sauce recipe and set half aside until the chickpeas were tossed in the remaining sauce. I then poured over the other half of the sauce, as desired.

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Sagen Jackson

Sagen knows first hand the harmful negative impacts bad habits can have on your health. For the past fifteen years, she has worked in the health industry developing programs for underserved women, partnering with doctors to create unique primary care services and serving with her local breastfeeding coalition and food bank. She loves helping women like you set health goals and crush them! Because she knows if she can overcome a drinking addiction and unhealthy eating habits so can you! It won’t always be easy but feeling and looking your best is always worth it! Download the HealthiHER app and get started on your journey to a HealthiHER you! You Glow Girl!

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