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Breaded Fried Bang Bang Chicken

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Bang bang chicken (Chinese: 棒棒雞; pinyin: bàng bàng jīlit. ‘bang-bang chicken’), also known by variant names such as bam bam chicken or bon bon chicken, is a popular chicken dish in Chinese cuisine. The name bang bang chicken is derived from the Chinese word for stick, bàng (棒), referring to the baton or cudgel traditionally used to tenderize the meat.

Savor the Spice, and treat yourself with these Breaded Fried Bang Bang Chicken
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Breaded Fried Bang Bang Chicken

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  • Author: EsmeSalon
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Easy
  • Cuisine: Chinese


Spice up your meals with our Breaded Fried Bang Bang Chicken!  Crispy, juicy, and coated in our signature bang bang sauce, it’s a flavor explosion you won’t want to miss.  Perfect for dinner or any gathering.


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  1. In a medium bowl, add the diced chicken and buttermilk.
  2. In a separate medium bowl, add the Panko, all-purpose flour, cornstarch, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, and salt. (I added 1/2 tsp chicken spice as well)
  3. Drain chicken, place each chicken piece in the breading mixture, and toss to coat.
  4. Heat sunflower oil, vegetable oil, or any neutral flavor oil in a non-stick or cast iron skillet to deep fry.
  5. Add the breaded chicken and cook for approximately 2 minutes on each side until crispy.
  6. Place the cooked chicken on a plate lined with paper towels to absorb the excess oil.
  7. Serve the chicken with rice and the bang bang sauce drizzled over top.
  8. Garnish with sliced spring onions.
  9. Mix sauce well and add the sauce right before eating so the chicken stays crispy.


Prepared, tried, and tested by Melanie from The Recipe Hunter: Tried and Tested Recipes From Home Chefs


  • Serving Size: 1 bowl
  • Calories: 569
  • Sugar: 5.4 g
  • Sodium: 975.9 mg
  • Fat: 27.3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 33.8 g
  • Fiber: 1.8 g
  • Protein: 43.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 139 mg
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Get ready for an explosion of flavor with our irresistible Breaded Fried Bang Bang Chicken  Succulent pieces of chicken coated in a crispy, golden breading and drizzled with our signature spicy and tangy Bang Bang sauce – this is a dish you don’t want to miss!

I’ve been wanting to try this Bang Bang Chicken for quite a while. I eventually did. The Westernized version, is breaded and fried. Recently in my mailbox Nagi from Tin Eats said the original classical version is poached, shredded, and served with cucumber! I’ll let you know when I try that version. But for now, I loved this one.

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Drool Over the Delectable Breaded Fried Bang Bang Chicken

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