Bang Bang Chicken

Bang Bang Chicken

Among Chinese cuisine Sichuan dishes are my favourite with their use for spicy hot chilies and mouth numbing Sichuan peppercorns. Bang bang chicken is a great way to enjoy those spicy hot chilies and Sichuan peppercorns in a simple chicken salad that is dressed with a super tasty sesame based sauce that includes both! This spicy sesame sauce is just bursting in flavour and really hard to resist eating it by the spoonful! This chicken salad is served on a bed of juicy cucumbers to provide relief from the spicy heat of the dressing which is a perfect combo and keeps you coming back for more!

Bang Bang Chicken
Serve the entire salad on top of a bed of rice vermicelli noodles for a more substantial meal.

Bang Bang Chicken

Bang Bang Chicken

Bang Bang Chicken

Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 35 minutes Servings: 4

A Sichuan style chicken salad in a spicy, sweet and salty sesame sauce.

  • 1 pound chicken breasts, poached and shredded
  • 2 tablespoons sesame paste
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Chinkiang black rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1+ tablespoon chili oil or chili sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Sichuan peppercorns, toasted and ground
  • 4 cups lettuce, shredded
  • 1 cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 1 carrot, julienned
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  1. Bring the chicken to a boil in a pot of water, simmer until cooked, about 20 minutes and shred.
  2. Mix the sesame paste, soy sauce, black rice vinegar, sesame oil, sugar, chili oil and Sichuan peppercorns.
  3. Assemble salad and enjoy!


HenoftheWood said...

Looks so gooood, I love incorporating a salad with it

Marian (Sweetopia) said...

I'm always looking for ways to make salad interesting! I'll be making this one - looks great!

naomi said...

As always, mouth watering, Kevin.I love the heat in this dish!


I just love a good Asian inspired salad! Looks so good. :)

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

A lovely salad! Very fresh and enjoyable.



Bev Weidner (Bev Cooks) said...

Maaaaaaan why do you do this to me?

Jenny said...

This looks heavenly Kevin!!

la gourmande said...

de magnifique photo sur ce blog !!! Je m'inscrit a la newsletter

Ashley said...

This sound so good! I love bang bang chicken!

Maria said...

Love the name of this chicken:)

Irene said...

This sounds sooooo good!
Next weeks it's here on the menu

Love from Holland

Gaby said...

Loving all the flavor packed into that chicken!!

Megan {CountryCleaver} said...

Szechuan is one of my favorites too! This looks pheNOMenal, Kevin!

TZ said...

So delicious ;) A healthy too!

marla said...

Such a great looking chicken recipe Kevin!

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Valentina said...

this is such a beautiful salad. i'm sure it's tastes as good as it looks, too. :-)

anniebakes said...

wow, kevin! this looks awesome and i love the cool cukes against the spicy sauce! anne

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

healthy and delicious, light and bright! Love it..

Heather Christo said...

Oh! I am just freaking out over all of your incredible Asian recipes. this looks SO GOOD!!!

Julie @ Table for Two said...

Haha, I love that you called this bang bang chicken! Definitely a spicy one! This looks great and healthy :)

John said...

Was just the other day thinking a a new dish to try with chicken. Looks like bang bang chicken it is!

Nice salad dish, and very healthy. Thanks for sharing.


The Sketched Chef said...

this looks absolutely awesome !
I love the fact it's so healthy, now I can serve something like that on dinners with people who are on a diet, perfect :)

Abbe@This is How I Cook said...

Tried your chicken and corn soup yesterday. It was a hit AND hit the spot. Great list you put out! Should keep me going for awhile.

Yi @ Yi Reservation said...

This is the dish I grew up eating. for me I'd add 1 more tbsp of chili oil :) Great post. Thanks for sharing!

HenoftheWood said...

Even though I didnt replicate this exactly ,my version came out fantastic as well, so when I get the right ingredients I will definitely try it the correct way. I had no sesame paste, so I used black bean instead, and I had no chili oil so I used sriacha.

Kevin said...

HenoftheWood: Glad you enjoyed it! Tahini or peanut butter could also be used in place of the sesame paste.

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