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Cucumber and Chicken Marinated in Chili Oil

Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: chili cucumber, cucumber salad
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Nami

Easy steamed chicken mixed with cucumber in chili oil (La-yu) dressing, perfect way to start a meal.

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Ingredients

Seasonings A:

  • ¼ cup water
  • 2 Tbsp sake
  • 1 Tbsp salt (kosher or sea salt; use half if using table salt)

Seasonings B:

Instructions

  1. Gather all the ingredients.

    Cucumber and Chicken Marinated in Chili Oil Ingredients
  2. Discard both ends of the cucumbers and peel the skin, leaving some part unpeeled for the look.
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  3. Cut the cucumbers in “rangiri” style, making long, thin diagonal cuts while rotating one-quarter between every cut.
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  4. Cut the chicken into bite-sized pieces.
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  5. Place the chicken in a frying pan skin side down and add the Seasonings A.
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  6. Cover and start cooking over medium heat. Simmer for 2 minutes, then turn the chicken over and continue simmering covered for 2 minutes. Turn off the heat.
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  7. Continue cooking with remaining heat and make sure the chicken is cooked through.
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  8. Combine Seasonings B in a large airtight container.

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  9. Remove the warm chicken from the pan and add in the container.
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  10. Add the cucumbers and mix well. Let marinate for at least 10 minutes. You can keep in the refrigerator up to 2-3 days. Serve at cool or room temperature.

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Recipe Notes

Slightly adapted from Hashimoto's Tohoku Recipes.

 

Recipe by Namiko Chen of Just One Cookbook. All images and content on this site are copyright protected. Please do not use my images without my permission. If you’d like to share this recipe on your site, please re-write the recipe in your own words and link to this post as the original source. Thank you.