Gōngbǎo Jīdīng (Sichuan Kung Pao Chicken) for Two

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Appears in Cook's Illustrated November/December 2018

Spicy chiles and tingly Sichuan peppercorns team up with lightly sauced chicken and peanuts in a stir-fry that's literally sensational.

SERVES2

TIME40 minutes

Gōngbǎo Jīdīng (Sichuan Kung Pao Chicken) for Two

WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

Gōngbǎo jīdīng is a Sichuan classic said to be named after a Qing Dynasty official who was particularly enamored of the dish (gōngbǎo refers to his title, while jīdīng means diced chicken). The stir-fry is often referred to as kung pao chic...

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