Bon Bon Chicken

Cold Chicken, Cucumbers, and Cellophane Noodles in Sesame Sauce

Appears in

Mrs. Chiang’s Szechwan Cookbook

By Ellen Schrecker

Published 1976

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Flavor: Sesame Sauce — Meal: Easy, Cold

This is the ultimate chicken salad — a beautiful arrangement of cold steamed chicken, shredded cucumbers, and cellophane noodles covered with a hot and garlicky sesame paste-based sauce. Mrs. Chiang claims that the dish got its unusual name from its appearance. The shredded chicken was supposed to look like sticks of kindling, or bangbang.

Really too large and elaborate for a family meal, Bon Bon Chicken is a go