bang bang chicken, boky choy, and rice
Sichuan is a style of Chinese cooking known for big bold flavors with a touch of spicy. Bang Bang chicken packs a rich taste of garlic, chili garlic sauce, tamari, and crushed red pepper. So easy to make!
Ingredients - chicken
1.5 lbs boneless chicken breast
crushed red pepper
2 tbs chili garlic sauce
2 oz. tamari soy sauce
1/2 oz. toasted sesame oil
1 lb baby bok choy
garlic, 2 large cloves
1 oz. fresh ginger
1 bunch scallions
7 oz. package stir-fry noodles
kosher salt & ground pepper
apple cider vinegar
Step 1: Bring a medium saucepan of water to a boil. Add noodles and cook, stirring, until just tender, 4–12 minutes. Drain and rinse noodles under warm water; set aside until step 6. Trim scallions; cut in half lengthwise, then cut into 1-inch pieces. Peel and finely chop 2 tablespoons ginger and 2 teaspoons garlic. Trim bok choy, rinse to remove any grit, and cut into 1-inch pieces.
Step 2: In a large nonstick skillet, heat ¼ cup neutral oil over medium until shimmering. Add chopped ginger and garlic; cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add scallions and cook, 30 seconds. Transfer to a large heatproof bowl. Stir in sesame oil, tamari, chili garlic sauce, 1 tablespoon vinegar, and a pinch each of crushed red pepper and sugar.
Step 3: Pat chicken dry, then pound to an even ½-inch thickness, if desired. Season all over with salt. Heat 1 tablespoon neutral oil in same skillet over medium-high. Add chicken and cook, turning once or twice, until golden and cooked through, 6–8 minutes total. Transfer to a cutting board and let rest 5 minutes.
Step 4: Using a clean meat pounder, gently pound rested chicken to break down fibers. Use two forks or your fingers to pull and shred into large pieces. (Alternatively, you can slice chicken, if desired.) Transfer chicken along with any resting juices to bang bang sauce, stirring to coat.
Step 5: Heat 2 teaspoons neutral oil in same skillet over high. Add bok choy and stir-fry until crisp-tender, 2–3 minutes. Season lightly to taste with salt and transfer to a plate.
Step 6: Heat 2 tablespoons neutral oil in same skillet over high. Add noodles and stir-fry until warmed through, 2–3 minutes. Stir in bok choy to combine. Transfer noodles and bok choy to shallow bowls, then top with bang bang chicken. Spoon scallions and sauce over top. Enjoy!