Authentic Bang Bang Chicken in a Microwave

Authentic Bang Bang Chicken in a Microwave

This is an easy way to make authentic bang bang chicken in a microwave.
If you steam it well, the fat will come off to make it healthy.

Ingredients: 5 servings

Bang bang chicken
Chicken thighs
Salt and pepper
a small amount
Shaoxing wine
3 tablespoons
Green parts of a Japanese leek
as needed
4 slices
Star anise
The white part of a Japanese leek, finely julienned
a small amount
Bang bang chicken sauce
White sesame seeds
50 g
Soy sauce
1 tablespoon
1 tablespoon
1/2 teaspoon
Sesame oil
1/2 teaspoon
Chicken stock
100 ml
Boiled mirin
1 tablespoon
Juices from steamed chicken
2 tablespoons


1. Prepare the bang bang chicken.
2. Use a knife to thin out the thick parts of the chicken, spreading it out to an even thickness. Season the chicken with salt and pepper.
3. Put the chicken into a heatproof dish, skin down. Top with 3 tablespoons of Shaoxing wine, green parts of the leek, ginger, and star anise. Wrap with plastic and heat in the microwave for 3 minutes.
4. Once it's done heating, flip the chicken over and heat for another 2 minutes. You will use the boiling liquid later, so don't throw it out.
5. Once it's cooked, let it cool on the plate. Once cooled, cut with the skin down. Spread the julienned cucumber on a plate and top with the chicken. Garnish with the white part of the leek.
6. Make the bang bang chicken sauce. Mix together the ingredients and grind until smooth. If this is a pain, you can also just use store-bought sauce! (You can also just use mustard.)
7. Top Step 3 with the bang bang chicken sauce and enjoy!
8. If you top with mustard, it will become Japanese-style steamed chicken. This is also delicious!
9. Please also see "Prep-Work for Making Cheap Chicken Delicious," Recipe ID: 1115033.

Story Behind this Recipe

This is great for hiyashi chuuka and cold udon!
For a cold udon with steamed chicken recipe, please see Recipe ID: 815955.