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Re-creating a classic Chinese dish, not as simple as it seems

When my editor asked if our team had any recipes to share for our month of "Craving: Chinese Food," I confidently raised my hand and blurted out, "Three-cup chicken." After all, not only is the popular Taiwanese dish a comforting and flavorful meal that more people should know about, it would also require the absolute least amount of investigative work possible for me. Win-win!

The dish (san bei ji in Chinese) gets its

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