Do you recall that Seinfeld episode where Kramer bites into Chinese food and screams “Kung PAO!” because it’s so hot? It reminds me how spicy this traditional Chinese take-out chicken dish can be. Along with plenty of hot dried chilies, it also has quite a spicy history!
This Sichuan fireball was named after an official from the Qing dynasty though the dish’s name altered when the political winds suddenly changed. But we still know it by its original name and the recipe still holds true to the principles of great Sichuan cuisine, originating in Southwestern China.
As part of one of my latest posts on AOL’s Kitchen Daily, check out my spin on this famous recipe that also happens to be part of my own healthy cooking arsenal..