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Bon Bon Chicken (Bang Bang Chicken)
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
25 mins
One of the most famous Chinese Sichuan style chicken salad--bon bon chicken. This spicy salad is featured by its unique spicy and numb, salt and slightly sour taste.
Course: Main Course, Salad
Cuisine: Sichuan cuisine
Keyword: chicken
Servings: 2
Calories: 513 kcal
Author: Elaine
  • 1 pound boneless chicken breast
  • 2 slices ginger
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 section shallot
  • 2 spring onions
  • 1 L cold water
  • 2 teaspoons Sichuan peppercorn powder
  • 2 tablespoons light soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon black vinegar
  • 1.5 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons chili oil
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon chopped spring onions
  1. Prepare a large pot. Add cold water, ginger slices and the boneless chicken breast in. Bring all the content to a boiling for around 3~5 minutes and immediately lower down the fire to simmer for around 5 minutes. Use a chop sticker to test; stop the heating process until you can easy insert the chop sticker in.
  2. Leave the pot covered around 10 minutes.
  3. Cut shallots and the white part of spring onion into shreds. And then finely chop the green parts of spring onion.
  4. Put all the seasoning and condiments in a large bowl to make the mala sauce.
  5. Pour the cold water in a large pot and move the chicken meat from the heating pot to this one. Soak around 5~10 minutes or until the meat is totally cooled down. Then move out and drain.
  6. Put the chicken meat in a plastic bag and beat with rolling pin from one side to another. Repeat the process for 2~3 times and then shred the chicken by hands.
  7. Then mix with chicken shreds with sauce in the large bowl. And finally add cucumber and scallions in and mix evenly.
  8. Top with chopped spring onions and its eating time.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

Adjust the amount of chili oil and sesame oil accordingly if you do not like spicy taste that much.

Nutrition Facts
Bon Bon Chicken (Bang Bang Chicken)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 513 Calories from Fat 243
% Daily Value*
Fat 27g42%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 145mg48%
Sodium 2472mg107%
Potassium 969mg28%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 50g100%
Vitamin A 150IU3%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 53mg5%
Iron 1.8mg10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.