Xinjiang is known for its sweet and juicy fruits as well as its delicious food. Dapanji, chicken served on a large plate, is one of the most famous Uyghur dishes in China.

Although it is a Muslim dish, it has found favor with people all over the country. It’s served at most Muslim restaurants in China.


  • 4 chicken legs
  • 2 potatoes
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp dark soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp huangjiu
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 10g ginger
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 10g prickly ash
  • 2 pcs star anise
  • 1 stick cinnamon
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 5 dried chili peppers
  • 1 tsp MSG


  1. Clean the chicken legs. Clean the green and red peppers. Peel the potatoes. Cut the green pepper, red pepper and the potatoes into squares. Cut the chicken leg into segments.
  2. Clean the chicken legs and let them dry.
  3. Heat the oil in a pan. Add the chicken legs and stir-fry.
  4. When the color changes and the water leaves the meat, add the huangjiu. Add the prickly ash, star anise, cinnamon, dried pepper, ginger, garlic and sesame oil. Continue to stir-fry.
  5. Add the light soy sauce and dark soy sauce. Add some water and sugar, and increase the stove to a high flame.
  6. When the pot comes to a boil, add the potatoes. When it returns to a boil, lower the stove to a small flame and continue to stew the potatoes.
  7. When the potatoes soften and change color, add the green and red peppers and continue cooking.
  8. Season with salt and MSG. Cook until the juice thickens.
  9. Serve over a bed of broad noodles.
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