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Bang Bang Ji (Bang Bang Chicken)

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“A wooden cudgel called a bang is used to loosen the fibers of the chicken, hence the rather peculiar sounding name. "Bang" is also a slang for fantastic in Mandarin. This recipe is from a restaurant in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China”
READY IN:
35mins
SERVES:
2
UNITS:
US

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Directions

  1. Slice the green onions lengthwise and into 2-inch pieces, using both the green and white parts. Slice the cucumbers into thin 2-inch sticks. Peel the carrot and cut into thin matchstick strips.
  2. Heat peanut butter in a bowl over boiling water for 5 minutes and remove from heat. Mix in chili sauce, sugar, soy sauce, sesame oil, vegetable oil, Shaoxing wine, and ginger.
  3. Poach the chicken for 10-15 minutes in the chicken broth until cooked through. Drain, dry, and shred into bite-size pieces. Mix in the peanut sauce until totally covered and then plate on top of the vegetables.

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