Sichuan Dan-Dan Chicken Noodles

Sichuan Dan-Dan Chicken Noodles

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: medium
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Sichuan Dan-Dan Chicken Noodles
Fall is upon us which means allergies can also ramp up. This little dish is burnt hell in a dish and will properly induce a proper face sweat couple with sniffles. As you can tell I spent some time on Food52 and saw this one from poster Mandy@LadyandPups.

This is a two part process. You can use chili oil but we are going to make our own Sichuan chili oil here. Then we make the noodle chicken dish.

This turned out amazing. It’s a perfect blend of sweet (peanut butter) and spicy. If you want to amp up the spice you could add some crushed peppercorns (red/green) to the Dan-Dan sauce or increase the chili paste/Sriracha. As is I found it perfectly balanced. Definitely earned a rotation spot.
Chili Oil
½ cup of Peanut Oil
2 green onions
2 cloves of minced garlic
1tbs of fresh ginger
3 tsp Green peppercorns (the heat)
1 tsp Red peppercorns
2 star anise
1 inch piece of cinnamon stick
2 tbs Red pepper flakes
Dash of coriander and cumin

Noodles and sauce
2 chicken breasts (trimmed and sliced thinly)
4 cloves of garlic
1 tbs of minced ginger
shredded carrots
6 green onions
1 tsp for Toasted Sesame Oil
2 tbs of Soy (low sodium)
1 tsp Fish sauce
2 tbs of Sriracha
4 tbs of Peanut Butter
1 tbs of sugar
2 tbs of Rice Wine
3 cups Chicken Broth
Ramen noodles (asian dry noodles)
Green onion and/or Cilantro to garnish

1. Make your homemade chili oil by adding everything in a medium heated sauce pan and heat until the veggies are brown. Turn off heat and let it sit and steep. Strain and keep it on hand for future use.

2. Make your Dan Dan Sauce by pureeing garlic, ginger, Sriracha, peanut butter in a food processor. Mix your thinly sliced chicken with your Soy, fish sauce and Sesame oil and marinade for 30mins up to 24 hrs.

3. In medium heated large pot add you chicken and brown it. Then add your puree and stir until fragrant (about 2mins). Add your chicken stock and rice wine. Taste it and add sugar if needed to balance the spice.

4. Cook your noodles per the instructions and assemble your Dan Dan by adding first the noodles to the bowl, then ladle on your Dan Dan Chicken mixture. Top with Chili oil and cilantro and diced green onions.

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