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Garlic chicken with cucumber: RECIPE

Garlic chicken

Garlic chicken with cucumber

450g/1lb boneless chicken breasts, skinned
450g/1lb cucumber
2 tsp salt
1 tbsp groundnut oil
1½ tbsp garlic, finely chopped 1 tbsp spring onions, finely choped
1 tbsp light soy sauce
1 tbsp Shaoxing wine or dry sherry
2 tsp chilli bean sauce or chilli powder
2 tsp sesame oil

Garlic chicken

Cut the chicken into 2.5cm/1in cubes and set aside.

Peel the cucumber, halve it and remove the seeds with a teaspoon. Then cut it into 2.5cm/1in cubes, sprinkle with salt and put the cucumber into a colander to drain for 20 minutes. (This removes the excess moisture from the cucumber).

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Next rinse the cucumber cubes in running cold water and blot them dry with kitchen paper.

Heat a wok or large frying pan until very hot.

Add the oil and when it is very hot and slightly smoking, add the chicken cubes and stir-fry them for a few seconds.

Add all the other ingredients except the cucumber and continue to stir-fry for another 2 minutes.

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Now add the cucumber cubes and keep stir-frying the entire mixture for another 3 minutes. Serve at once

Source: BBC

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