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    Mugua Ji (Sweet and Sour Bai Style Chicken)

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    45 mins

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    Member #610488's Note:

    This recipe is typical of the dishes in the cuisine of the Bai people of west-central Yunnan Province, China.

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    1. 1
      Stir together salt, sugar, cornstarch, vinegar, and 1 cup water in a small bowl. Set aside.
    2. 2
      Heat canola oil in a 14 inch flat-bottomed wok or high-sided skillet over high heat. Add potatoes and stir-fry until browned, about 8 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer potatoes to a paper towel-lined plate to drain.
    3. 3
      Add chicken pieces to oil and stir-fry until browned, about 4 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer chicken to a plate. Discard all but 1/2 cup oil and return wok to heat.
    4. 4
      Add chile paste and minced chiles. Cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
    5. 5
      Add chicken, quince/papaya, celery, and ginger and cook for 1 minute. Add cornstarch mixture and cook, stirring constantly, until sauce thickens and chicken is cooked through, about 4 minutes.
    6. 6
      Add potatoes and chile oil. Cook until potatoes are tender, about 2 minutes. Garnish with cilantro before serving.

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    Nutritional Facts for Mugua Ji (Sweet and Sour Bai Style Chicken)

    Serving Size: 1 (411 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 1639.6
    Calories from Fat 1497
    Total Fat 166.4 g
    Saturated Fat 12.7 g
    Cholesterol 57.2 mg
    Sodium 1858.1 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 25.5 g
    Dietary Fiber 3.4 g
    Sugars 5.1 g
    Protein 16.1 g

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    white wine vinegar

    chili paste



    chili oil

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