If you haven’t already, prepare to fall in love with Action Bronson’s singularly wonderful food prose and recipes. His new book, F*ck, That’s Delicious, is everything you’ve ever wanted from the food-obsessed rapper, chef and TV host (and much more). Take a peek into the mind behind the munchies with this explosive chicken. 

This is the chicken of all fucking chickens.

I made this on The Rachael Ray Show. Some places call it chicken with pepper, some Chongqing Chicken. I call it Explosive Chicken, just like Z & Y.* Don’t marinate this chicken longer than fifteen minutes—if you leave it too long, it’s going to be overpowering and it’s going to taste like that Japanese Sakura teriyaki chicken from the mall. Which I love, don’t get me wrong, but for this you want a totally different taste.

*Last time we went to Z & Y we waited almost an hour for takeout, so I wandered off down to the corner to Quickly, which is a bubble tea spot with a bunch of fried things on the menu. I decided to order an almond milk tea, the popcorn chicken, Chinese corn dogs, and fried sweet bananas in spring rolls, and let me tell you something, it was as satisfying as any meal I’ve had ever, probably. The popcorn chicken was done so perfectly— there were pieces of all types of white and dark meat, then you sprinkle a hot chile powder on it. They have a bag for it, and then you close it and shake. Some young Asian dude walked in and said, “Yo, I can’t believe you’re at the Quickly, man. That’s why you’re my hero.”

Reprinted with permission from F*ck, That’s Delicious