Sparkling Albariño is a fantastic choice to complement this spicy dish
Savvy match: To balance out the bang bang chicken and fight through some of that spice, choose a wine with a crisp, clean finish and high acidity to help marry all of the flavors from the crunchy chicken and cut through the heat of the sauce. A sparkling Albariño is a fantastic choice to complement spicy foods, and bang bang chicken certainly fits that bill. Albariño is light-bodied and high in acidity yet crisp with flavors of lemon zest and bruised peaches with just a hint of salinity to cut through the spicy, savory chicken and compliment the fresh cucumber.
Easy appetizers with wine
This is an excellent appetizer for game day or a dinner party. This is one of those dishes that both kids and adults can agree on. Bang bang chicken is a Chinese street food staple and is pretty quick and easy to throw together at the last minute. Szechuan peppercorns give the dish some significant heat, while the sesame oil, soy sauce, and peanut butter in the sauce add a savory umami flavor that rounds out a recipe nicely. By adding cool, crisp English cucumber, you also get a nice refreshing crunch and fresh flavor to help balance out those spicy peppers.