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Kung Pao Tofu & Poultry
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A delicious way to introduce tofu to a tofu hater! Adapted from Aunti Woof's recipe.

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A (6 beneficials)
  • Type A Non Secretor (4 beneficials)
  • Type AB (5 beneficials)
  • Type AB Non Secretor (3 beneficials)
  • Entree
  • 1/2 pound extra firm tofu, cubed
  • 1/2 pound boneless, skinless poulty breast, cubed
  • 2 to 10 dried red chiles (the ones that look like trumpets)
  • 1 bunch scallions, cut into 1 inch pieces (white & green parts)
  • 1/3 cup peanuts, unskinned and unsalted
  • canola oil [or BTD compliant oil] for frying


  • 4 Tablespoons water
  • 1 Tablespoon cornstarch [or arrowroot]
  • 4 Tablespoons soy sauce [or wheat-free tamari]
  • 3 Tablespoons rice wine, mirin or sherry, [optional]
  • 1 teaspoon sugar [or agave]
How to make it:
  1. Put a medium pot of salted water to boil.
  2. Place the tofu into the rapidly boiling salted water. Let the tofu remain in the water until it returns to a boil and the tofu cubes rise to the top.
  3. Drain.


  4. In a bowl, mix the cornstarch [or arrowroot] into the water.
  5. Add the soy sauce [or tamari], mirin and sugar [or agave].
  6. Stir to blend.

    Main Dish:

  7. Heat a flat-bottomed skillet and pour enough oil to coat bottom.
  8. Fry chilies until they begin to turn brown.
  9. Remove with slotted spoon and put on a plate.
  10. In same oil, fry peanuts until they begin to turn brown and remove with slotted spoon to the plate.
  11. In same oil, fry tofu cubes and poultry cubes.
  12. Let the poultry and tofu cook until brown (the tofu will be crispy-looking), turning to brown all sides, about 5-7 minutes.
  13. Pour sauce over all.
  14. Sauce with thicken very quickly, in 30 to 60 seconds. (This is not a runny-sauce dish!)
  15. Add green onions, cook together less than a minute. Add chilies and peanuts back to re-warm for a few seconds and serve!
  16. Serve with a nice Asian rice.

BTD Core Ingredients Analysis:

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Scallion  N N N N N N N N
Peanut/Peanut Butter1 B B B N A A A A
Tofu (Soy Cake)2 ,3 ,4 B N B N A A N A

BTD Variations and Substitutions Analysis:

Condiment Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Tamari (wheat-free)5 B N N N N N N A
Soy Sauce5 B N N N A A N A

Oil Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Canola Oil1 ,3 N N N N A A N A
Walnut Oil1 ,4 B B B B N B N B
Olive Oil1 ,2 B B B B B B B B

Additive Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Arrowroot- N N N N N N N N
Cornstarch3 N A A A A A A A

Herb/Spice Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Pepper (Cayenne/Red Flakes/Jal...- A A A A N N N N

Sweetener Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Agave Syrup- N N N N N N N N
Sugar (Brown/White)- N A N A N A N A

Meat Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Chicken1 N N A A A A N N
Turkey1 N B B B N N N N

[1] This recipe uses ingredients which may help limit bacterial overgrowth.
[2] This recipe uses ingredients rich in lignans.
[3] This recipe uses ingredients which may be genetically modified .
[4] This recipe uses ingredients with a good omega 3 to omega 6 fatty acid ratio.
[5] This recipe uses ingredients which may have a high mold count.

  • This recipe is low in common allergens.
  • This recipe is gluten free.
  • This recipe uses ecologically friendly ingredients.

    If an ingredient is an avoid for your blood type, then try using a BTD compliant variant/substitute or leaving the item out of the recipe.

    Please Note:
    When using any recipe, always check it for avoids and make the appropriate adjustments where necessary. The Blood Type Diet Recipe Database has been recently greatly enhanced. Also, the food lists changed somewhat a couple of years ago, and all recipes in the database may not reflect those changes in terms of the blood types for which the recipes are recommended. Volunteer Blood Type Diet Forums Members are working to review and update all the recipes to take advantage of the all the new features and food lists. Please be patient with us until the process has been completed.

    Revision History:
    • Revised Oct 05, 2007 at 10:38 PM By: Drea
    • Revised Oct 17, 2007 at 09:53 PM By: Don