Chinese Shredded Chicken and Cucumber Salad

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Chinese Shredded Chicken and Cucumber Salad (aka 雞絲拌黃瓜絲) is a very refreshing side dish or appetizer perfect for the summer.  At my house, we make it when we have left over chicken.  You get to use up the left over chicken and eat a yummy dish!  If you’ve never had it before, I strongly suggest you try it!

By the way – Chinese Shredded Chicken and Cucumber Salad (aka 雞絲拌黃瓜絲) is actually a classic Chinese dish. This recipe below is how my mom normally makes it. We usually eat it family style along with a lot of other dishes, with a bowl of rice.

Cucumbers are great! They are low in calories but have many nutrients including Vitamin K, C, Magnesium and Potassium – you can read more here.

Ingredients

  • Shredded chicken
  • 4 medium cucumbers
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 2 scallions
  • 3 tsp of sesame oil
  • Salt, as desired

Instructions

If you have left over chicken, go ahead and just shred it.  I had a big piece of chicken breast that I used.  If you don’t have any left over chicken, you can check out how make shredded chicken here.

Remove most of the skin of the cucumber by using a peeler.  This step is actually more up to you.  Your choice on whether you want to keep the skin or remove it all.  We like the mix of skin and no skin personally.

Slice cucumbers horizontally, and then vertically until it’s shredded.  Place aside.

Mix shredded cucumbers with about 1 tsp of salt.  Wait 10 minutes afterwards.  The cucumber will have produced liquid, and after 10 minutes, dump out the salty liquid.

Chop up the scallions, and mince the garlic.

In a bowl, mix up all ingredients well.

If the dish is not cool because you used chicken that was hot, you can place in the fridge for 10 minutes or so to get it the right temperature.  Otherwise, go ahead and enjoy!

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Chinese Shredded Chicken and Cucumber Salad

Chinese Shredded Chicken and Cucumber Salad

Ingredients

  • Shredded chicken
  • 4 medium cucumbers
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 2 scallions
  • 3 tsp of sesame oil
  • Salt, as desired

Instructions

  1. If you have left over chicken, go ahead and just shred it. I had a big piece of chicken breast that I used. If you don’t have any left over chicken, you can check out how make shredded chicken here.
  2. Remove most of the skin of the cucumber by using a peeler. This step is actually more up to you. Your choice on whether you want to keep the skin or remove it all. We like the mix of skin and no skin personally. Chinese Chicken and Cucumber Salad
  3. Slice cucumbers horizontally, and then vertically until it’s shredded. Place aside.
  4. Mix shredded cucumbers with about 1 tsp of salt. Wait 10 minutes afterwards. The cucumber will have produced liquid, and after 10 minutes, dump out the salty liquid.
  5. Chop up the scallions, and mince the garlic.
  6. In a bowl, mix up all ingredients well. Chinese Chicken and Cucumber Salad
  7. If the dish is not cool because you used chicken that was hot, you can place in the fridge for 10 minutes or so to get it the right temperature. Otherwise, go ahead and enjoy!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 124Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 25mgSodium: 180mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 10g

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6 comments

  1. Avatar Cristina Curp says:

    MMMM this is just perfect for summer! Simple and refreshing!

  2. What an easy and yummy recipe. Perfect for summer.

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