Garlic Chicken with Cucumber

Stir-fried chicken and cucumber combine to make a simple but tasty dish in Ken Hom's stylish recipe
By Ken Hom
Garlic Chicken with Cucumber
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  • Serves: 4
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes including 20 mins draining time
  • Effort: easy

Ingredients

main

  • 450 g boneless chicken breasts
  • 450 g cucumber
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp groundnut oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp finely chopped garlic
  • 1 tsp finely chopped spring onions
  • 1 tsp light soy sauce
  • 1 tsp shaoxing rice wine or dry sherry
  • 2 tsp chilli bean sauce
  • 2 tsp sesame oil

Method

1. Cut chicken into 2.5 cm cubes and set aside.

2. Peel, halve and deseed and cube the cucumber. Sprinkle with salt and put in a colander to drain for 20 minutes. Rinse the cucumber pieces and blot dry with kitchen paper.

3. Heat the oil in a wok, and when hot, stir-fry the chicken
for 2-3 minutes. Add everything except the cucumber and
stir-fry for a further two minutes.

5. Add the cucumber and cook for three more minutes. Serve at once.

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