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Kung Pao Chickpea & Brussels Sprouts Stir Fry

Flavorful kung pao chickpea & brussels sprouts stir fry with a delicious homemade sauce and plenty of protein. This vegetarian dish is perfect for meal-prep!
Course Dinner, Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword brussels sprouts stir fry
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 299 kcal
Author Monique of AmbitiousKitchen.com


  • For the stir fry:
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1 pound brussels sprouts, halved
  • Freshly ground salt and pepper
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 (15 ounce) can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • For the kung pao sauce:
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger (or ½ teaspoon ground ginger)
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons gluten free reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon coconut sugar
  • ½ tablespoon cornstarch (or arrowroot powder or tapioca starch)
  • 1-2 tablespoons peanut butter, for flavor
  • To garnish:
  • Chopped peanuts
  • Red pepper flakes
  • Green onions
  • Cilantro


  1. First make the kung pao sauce: Add garlic, red pepper flakes, ginger, apple cider vinegar, soy sauce, coconut sugar, cornstarch, and peanut butter to a medium bowl; whisk until the cornstarch is dissolved. Set aside for later.
  2. Next preheat a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat and add in sesame oil. One oil is hot, add in brussels sprouts, stir frequently and cook until they begin turning slightly golden brown, about 3-5 minutes.
  3. Add in red onion and red bell pepper, and saute until onions become slightly translucent and golden brown, about 3-4 minutes. Add salt and pepper to veggies, and then add chickpeas to pan.
  4. Turn the heat to low, then pour the sauce into the pan. Stir frequently as the sauce will start to thicken up after a minute or two. 
  5. Serve immediately over quinoa or brown rice. Garnish with chopped peanuts, green onion, cilantro and a pinch of red pepper flakes, if desired. Serves 4.
Nutrition Facts
Kung Pao Chickpea & Brussels Sprouts Stir Fry
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 299 Calories from Fat 98
% Daily Value*
Fat 10.9g17%
Carbohydrates 43.1g14%
Fiber 10.6g44%
Sugar 5.5g6%
Protein 12.3g25%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.