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Sichuan Kung Bao Chicken 宫保雞丁

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20

Ingredients
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1/2 tsp
2 Tbsp
Shaoxing Cooking Wine
2 1/2 Tbsp
Vegetable Oil
12
Dried Chili Peppers
1/4 tsp
Sichuan Peppercorns
3 cloves
3 stalks
Scallions
1 tsp
Potato Starch
1 tsp
Water
1 tsp
Red Chili Powder
Chili Powder
1/2 Tbsp
Chili Oil
2 1/2 Tbsp
1/4 cup
Unsalted Chicken Stock
Water
2 Tbsp
Black Vinegar
1/2 cup
Unsalted Peanuts
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Step 1
To make sauce, combine Granulated Sugar (1 Tbsp) plus additional Granulated Sugar (1 tsp) , with Shaoxing Cooking Wine (1 Tbsp) , Soy Sauce (1 Tbsp) , Salt (1/4 tsp) , Chili Oil (1/2 Tbsp) , Red Chili Powder (1 tsp) and Unsalted Chicken Stock (1/4 cup) and stir.
Step 2
Set Black Vinegar (2 Tbsp) aside. Do not mix with sauce.
Step 3
Mince Garlic (3 cloves) .
Step 4
Mince Fresh Ginger (1 Tbsp) .
Step 5
Chop Scallions (3 stalks) and separate white and green parts.
Step 6
Set aside the green part of the onion for garnish.
Step 7
Cut Dried Chili Peppers (12) in half, discarding the seeds.
Step 8
Prepare the Chicken Thighs (14 oz) . Trim away the fat and cut the thickest part of the thigh in half.
Step 9
Cut the chicken into 1-inch strips, then cut into bite size pieces.
Step 10
Add chicken pieces to a bowl along with Salt (1/4 tsp) , Soy Sauce (1 1/2 Tbsp) , Shaoxing Cooking Wine (1 Tbsp) and mix well until all the liquid is absorbed.
Step 11
Add Corn Starch (1 Tbsp) and mix until all powder is absorbed.
Step 12
Add Vegetable Oil (1/2 Tbsp) and mix well.
Step 13
Prepare the slurry mixture by combining Potato Starch (1 tsp) and Water (1 tsp) , and set aside.
Step 14
In a wok or pan, add in Vegetable Oil (2 Tbsp) . Turn fire down to the lowest setting.
Step 15
Add in Sichuan Peppercorns (1/4 tsp) and dried chillis.
Step 16
Add the chicken and spread it out. Turn the heat to the medium setting. Cook for 30 seconds before flipping the chicken over. Cook the other side for 20 seconds.
Step 17
Add in the white part of the green onion, garlic and ginger. Stir fry for about 20 to 30 seconds.
Step 18
Add in the sauce and let it cook in the sauce for 20 seconds.
Step 19
Add in the slurry and mix until it thickens.
Step 20
Turn off your heat source and add in roasted Unsalted Peanuts (1/2 cup) . Mix until peanuts are well combined.
Step 21
Add in black vinegar and mix quickly.
Step 22
Plate, garnish with leftover green onion and serve immediately while still hot. Enjoy!

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