Bang Bang Chicken is so dang good! For those who have not eaten a bang-bang dish, it is a crunchy fried dish with a sweet hot sauce. The secret to making it very crunchy is rolling it in cornstarch instead of flour. Also, soaking the chicken in buttermilk for a few minutes before rolling it in the cornstarch helps tenderize it, which also contributes to the deliciousness of this dish. The sauce can soften the crunchy breading, so bang bang is best eaten right away.
Chopped scallion also gives this dish a tasty crunch. Although the scallion just looks like a garnish, it contributes to the overall taste of this dish. Be sure to have the scallion chopped and the bang bang sauce made before cooking the chicken so it can be served hot.
If you like bang bang dishes, click here to try my Bang Bang Broccoli recipe.