Tag Archives: chicken

Braised chicken with tofu skins

Braising is just about my favorite way to prepare chicken because it’s so simple and gets such great results. I’ve posted some braises before, like here for example, so braising isn’t new to this blog, however this is the first time … Continue reading

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Spicy braised chicken

This recipe takes a bit of time to make but it’s still very easy and unfussy. The overall taste is reminiscent of northern China, but with a bit of a spicy kick. Braised to a tender perfection, you’ll be able … Continue reading

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Fragrant chicken soup with tomato and lime (柠香蕃茄鸡)

This soup recipe, which I’m calling fragrant chicken soup with tomato and lime (柠香蕃茄鸡), is delicious. It’s also quite simple, because it creates its own stock. Pre-made soup stocks are wonderful things. I use them often and I’d never discourage … Continue reading

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Xinjiang spicy chicken (新疆麻辣鸡)

Braising is a technique used throughout China, in which you first sear food in dry heat and then finish it with a longer boil or simmer. It is ideal for helping tougher cuts of meat turn out tender and juicy. … Continue reading

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Chicken with bok choy

There really is a pleasant kind of “down the rabbit hole” feeling when trying to translate the names for Chinese vegetables into English. Speakers of American English will recognize the leaves in this dish as bok choy, sometimes called Chinese … Continue reading

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Chiu Chow chicken with fried basil

On the eastern edge of Guangdong province, near the coast, lies the city of Chaozhou, the ancestral home of the Chiu Chow people. The Chiu Chow were seafarers are now widely distributed as far away as Taiwan and Hong Kong. … Continue reading

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Chicken with onions, black beans, and Chinese broccoli

I ate Chinese broccoli (芥兰, jiè lán) twice on my last trip to China, and each time it was served exactly the same way: as a side dish, laid out with the stems all shaved and parallel with one other, … Continue reading

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