Laziji

Last updated on 15 October 2017

Laziji (simplified Chinese: 辣子鸡; traditional Chinese: 辣子雞; pinyin: làzǐ jī; literally: "chillies (and) chicken"), is a dish of Sichuan cuisine.[1] It is a stir-fried dish, which consists of marinated then deep-fried pieces of chicken, dried Sichuan chilli peppers, spicy bean paste, Sichuan peppers, garlic, and ginger.[2]

Toasted sesame seeds and sliced spring onions are often used to garnish the dish.[3] Diners use chopsticks to pick out the pieces of chicken, leaving the chilies in the bowl.[4]

Laziji originated near Geleshan in Chongqing, where restaurateurs used small free-range chickens from nearby farms. This poultry became a signature export for Geleshan.[5]

Laziji
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Lazi Ji
Alternative names 辣子鸡
Place of origin China
Region or state Sichuan
Main ingredients Chicken
Ingredients generally used Sichuan chilli bean paste (doubanjiang), Sichuan peppers, garlic, and ginger
Cookbook: Laziji  Media: Laziji

See also

References

  1. ^ Dunlop, Fuchsia. "Firecracker chicken – laziji 辣子鸡". Fuchsia Dunlop. Retrieved 26 October 2016.
  2. ^ Dunlop, Fuchsia. "Recipe: Firecracker poussin with chillies". Financial Times. Retrieved 26 October 2016.
  3. ^ Dunlop, Fuchsia. "Recipe: Firecracker poussin with chillies". Financial Times. Retrieved 26 October 2016.
  4. ^ Wright, Clifford A. (2005). Some Like It Hot: Spicy Favorites From The World's Hot Zones. Harvard Common Press. p. 480. ISBN 9781558322691.
  5. ^ Knyazeva, Katya (January 26, 2010). "The search for the best la zi ji in Shanghai". CNN. Retrieved August 12, 2012.

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