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BY: Emily Chan

Chinese Chicken + Cucumber Mala Salad Recipe

Equipment Needed

1. mixing bowl

2. medium pot or saucepan

Cooking Time

20

Minutes

Serving Count

2

Servings

Ingredients

  • Omsom Chinese Mala Salad Starter
  • ½ lb chicken breast or boneless, skinless thigh
  • 1 large cucumber, preferably English
  • ½ cup enoki mushrooms or mushrooms of your choice, sliced (optional)

Serve with:

Traditional: Serve with white rice

Mix it up: Serve over a salad of lettuce and cilantro

Instructions

Poach your chicken:

  1. Place chicken into the pot, and cover with ~2 cups of cold water to submerge. 

  2. Season the water with 2 tsp of salt. 

  3. Turn the heat on and bring the water to a boil, then reduce heat and let simmer until fully cooked, about 5-8 minutes. 

  4. Rinse chicken under cold water, and shred or cut into cubes or slices. 


Put it all together:

  1. Peel your cucumber (if desired), trim ends, and slice lengthwise in half.
  2. Remove seeds and pulp with a spoon.
  3. Place the side of a large knife on the cucumber, skin side up, and smash. Slice into bite-sized pieces.
  4. If using mushrooms, blanch the mushrooms in boiled water for 30 seconds, and drain.
  5. Combine the crushed cucumber, shredded chicken, mushrooms (if using), and Chinese Mala Salad Starter into the mixing bowl, and stir to mix evenly.
  6. Season with 1/8 tsp salt, and you’re done! Serve with some of our suggested favorites. Enjoy!

step-by-step

Watch the full recipe video here!

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