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A brightened up take on an American favorite

Sichuan Chicken Salad

1 hour 20 minutes 20 minutes active

Traditionally, the meat for this salad is pounded to shreds to better absorb the flavorful dressing. We got similar results by mashing it using a sturdy wooden spoon and a bowl. Just don’t use a fragile bowl. We loved the floral, piney notes of Sichuan peppercorns. Toast them over medium heat for about 2 minutes; grind them to a fine powder with a spice grinder or mortar and pestle.

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