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Aromatic chicken from the Shan Hills

Burmese Chicken

30 minutes

A flavorful paste, made in the blender, allowed us to skip a marinade and instead season the chicken as it cooked. A dose of red pepper flakes lent moderate heat, but traditional Burmese food can be fairly spicy; if you want more heat, increase the pepper or stir in a slivered jalapeño, serrano or bird’s eye chili with the cilantro. We liked the chicken over steamed rice or thin rice noodles.

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