Chinese

Chicken Thigh War Su Gai

One of the more interesting aspects of American Chinese cuisine is that like the cuisines that shaped influenced it – China’s diverse fabric of techniques, ingredients, and traditions – it has developed its own regional specialties.  New England has its Chop Suey.  The upper Midwest has  – of all things […]

Soy Sauce Chicken Thighs

Soy sauce chicken is a wonderfully simple dish.  The chicken is slowly poached in a flavorful liquid that leaves the meat tender but toothsome, the slink a glistening brown, and the whole piece infused with the unique richness of the soy, aromatics, and Shaoxing wine. The cooking process is simple […]

Chicken Thigh Mapo Tofu

Welcome to The Chicken Thigh Guy. While you’re here, check out my other project – The Weekly Menu. I’ve been experimenting a lot with using chicken thighs in dishes that traditionally call for pork or other red meats. The texture and flavor of the thigh meat works perfectly for a […]

Sesame Chicken

Sesame Chicken is one of those “you know it’s wrong, but it’s so right” classic take out dishes. The snob in you says: It’s junk. It lacks sophistication. It’s not authentic. You crave it. it’s the perfect American Chinese dish. It’s sweet and crunchy. Salty with soy sauce and a […]

Kung Pao Chicken with Spring Asparagus

I’ve mentioned in previous posts that chicken thigh can stand in for pork. It’s hearty, and rich. Chicken thighs’ deep flavor truly lends itself to preparations like the classic Kung Pao – even though that dish is often made with diced chicken breast. This recipe is relatively quick and is […]

General Tso’s Chicken

I love General Tso’s chicken. It’s comfort food. For years it has been my go-to takeout dish. Hot, spicy, crunchy, satisfying perfection – even when the preparation is only mediocre. It simply scratches an itch. Anytime I order takeout I am always torn. I want to try something new, something […]