Chicken is tender, delicious, rich in nutritional value, and has nourishing effects on health. Chicken dishes are available all over China, and it is the most common white meat. Chinese people believe that nearly all parts of a chicken can be eaten, including the feet.
Popular Chicken Dishes
Chicken can be cooked in many different ways, including deep-frying, steaming, roasting, stewing, and boiling. Due to the regional differences of dietary culture and varied cooking techniques, the flavors of chicken dishes are different in different regions. Three regional favorites are these:
1. Kung Pao Chicken
Kung Pao chicken is a spicy stir-fry dish made with chicken, chili, Sichuan pepper, peanuts, and vegetables. It is a traditional Sichuan dish that can be found throughout China. The chicken tastes tender and smooth, and the flavor can be either spicy or mild depending on how much chili is added.
2. Xinjiang Large Tray Chicken
Xinjiang large tray chickenis a traditional Xinjiang dish made from chicken, potatoes, onions, bell peppers, chilies, garlic and ginger. It is usually served with noodles on a large tray.
3. Hangzhou Beggar's Chicken
Beggar's chicken is a famous Han dish with a very long history. The chicken is usually stuffed, wrapped in lotus leaves, and roasted in an oven or under a grill for about 2 hours. The chicken meat is crisp and tender with a delicious smell.
Chicken Dishes Menu
|Kung Pao chicken (spicy diced chicken with cashews/peanuts)
|Gōng Băo jīdīng
|gong baoww jee-ding
|Xinjiang large tray chicken
|Hangzhou beggar's chicken
|Hángzhōu jiàohuā jī
|hung-joh jyaoww-hwaa jee
|chicken in sweet and sour sauce
|soft–fried chicken with lemon sauce
|xī níng jiān ruăn jī
|sshee ning jyen rwan jee
|chicken wings in three cups sauce
|sān bēi jī yì
|san bay jee-ee
|steamed chicken with salted sauce
|honey chicken with ginger shoots
|mìtángzĭ jiāng jī
|mee-tung-zrr jyang jee
|curry chicken with apple
|píngguŏ gālí jī
|ping-gwor gaa-lee jee
|stuffed chicken wings with shrimp paste
|chicken feet with pickled peppers
|Guangdong hundred-slice chicken
|river snail and chicken hotpot
|braised chicken in yellow sauce
|Hunan spicy chicken
|Húnán làzĭ jī
|hoo-nan laa-zrr jee
|Hainan Wenchang braised chicken
|Hăinán Wénchāng jī
|heye-nan wnn-chung jee
|Sichuan strange-smelling chicken nuggets
|Sìchuān guàiwèi jīkuài
|srr-chwann gweye-way jee-kweye
|spicy Coca Cola chicken wings
|chicken baked in salt
|yán jú jī
|yen jyoo jee
|chicken and steamed pork tripe
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