Ever play the children’s game Let’s Go Fishin’, the one where fish spin around the motorized lake and you have to catch them with a magnetic rod?
Dry Chili Chicken (or Chongqing chicken, named for the Sichuan city) requires a similar level of hand-eye coordination.
The game is this: There’s a sea of peppers, more for decorative effect than for consumption. Nestled throughout are nuggets of batter-fried chicken thighs, deeply marinated and dusted with tingly spices.
To win, you must fish out the crisp chicken with chopsticks before everyone else at your table does.
Do it, friends.