Grand Duke’s Chicken with Peanuts

Gongbao Jiding

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By Ellen Schrecker

Published 1976

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Flavor: Reddish-Brown: Other

There is some debate as to just which grand duke gave his title to this celebrated chicken dish, usually called simply Grand Duke’s Chicken on Chinese-American menus. As in Europe, it was not uncommon for a celebrated Chinese gourmet to allow his name to be used for a classic dish, one his sensitive criticism may have helped perfect. Whoever he was, our anonymous grand duke must have been a gentleman of impeccable taste, for his chicken with peanuts is o