Chicken with chilies

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Chicken with Chilies (Spicy chicken, Là Zǐ Jī 辣子雞)

Chicken with chilies (辣子鸡, pinyin: Là Zǐ Jī; literally "Spicy chicken") is a well-known Sichuan-style Chinese dish. It consists of marinated, deep-fried pieces of chicken that are then stir-fried with garlic, ginger, and chili peppers.[1] The chicken and chilies are served together and diners use chopsticks to pick out the pieces of chicken, leaving the chilies in the bowl.[2]

Chicken with chilies originated near Geleshan Park in Chongqing.[3]


  1. ^ "Chongqing Chili Chicken". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved August 12, 2012. 
  2. ^ Wright, Clifford A. (2005). Some Like It Hot: Spicy Favorites From The World's Hot Zones. Harvard Common Press. p. 480. 
  3. ^ Knyazeva, Katya (January 26, 2010). "The search for the best la zi ji in Shanghai". CNN. Retrieved August 12, 2012.