Chinese Style Chicken Salad

Chinese Style Chicken Salad

Chinese Style Chicken Salad is one of the super easy recipes that can be made at home. This salad recipe is light and crunchy and has an impressive look and delicious taste.  I always prefer to entertain my guests with Chinese chicken salad as it has flavorful ingredients.

 

 

Ingredients: Chinese Style Chicken Salad

 

 

Boneless chicken breasts                             175 g

Dark soy sauce                                              4 tbsp

Chinese 5 spices powder                              a pinch

Lemon juice                                                    3 tbsp

Sunflower oil                                                   3 tbsp

Sesame oil                                                        2 tbsp

Sesame seeds                                                  1 tbsp

Cucumber, peeled, cut into matchsticks      ½

Carrot, cut into matchsticks                           2

Spring onion, shredded                                  8

Bean sprouts                                                   1 cup

Salt                                                                    to taste

 

 

For the sauce: Chinese Style Chicken Salad

 

Crunchy peanut butter                                    4 tbsp

Lemon juice                                                       2 tsp

Sesame oil                                                          2 tsp

Hot chili powder                                               ¼ tsp

Spring onion, finely chopped                          1

 

 

Preparation Method: Chinese Style Chicken Salad

 

Place the chicken portions in a large cooking pot and just cover with water. Add 1 tsp soy sauce, the Chinese 5 spices powder and lemon juice. Cover and bring to boil then simmer for about 20 minutes.

 

Meanwhile, place the cucumber in a strainer, sprinkle with the salt and cover with a plate and weight on pot. Leave to drain for about 30 minutes.

 

Lift out the boiled chicken with a slotted spoon and leave until cool enough to handle. Remove and discard the skins and knock the chicken lightly with a rolling stick to loosen the fibres. Slice into thin strips and reserve.

 

Heat the oil in a large frying pan. Add sesame seeds and fry for 30 seconds and then stir in the remaining 3 tbsp soy sauce. Add the carrot matchsticks and stir fry for about 2-3 minutes until just tender. Remove the frying pan from the heat and reserve until required.

 

Rinse the cumber well, pat dry with kitchen paper and place in a bowl and add spring onions, cooked carrots, bean sprouts, remain juice of pan and shredded chicken and mix together. Transfer to a shallow plate. Cover and chill for about 1 hour, turning the mixture in the juices once or twice.

 

For the sauce, mix the peanut butter with lemon juice, sesame oil and chili powder. Add a little hot water to form a paste then stir in the spring onion.

 

Arrange the chicken mixture on a serving plate and serve with the peanut sauce.

 

Chinese Style Chicken Salad is ready. Enjoy!

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