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Cucumber And Chicken Shreds In Spicy Peanut Sauce

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Ingredients

2 cucumbers (about 450 g/1 lb)
4 tablespoons smooth peanut butter
4 tablespoons chicken stock
1 tablespoon light soy sauce
teaspoon Szechuan peppercorns, toasted and ground
1 tablespoon sesame seed oil
1 teaspoon dried chilli flakes, or to taste
50 g/2 oz cooked chicken, shredded
Salt
25 g/1 oz dry-roasted unsalted peanuts, coarsely chopped

Details

Serves: 4


Method

1.Partially peel the cucumbers, leaving alternate strips of green skin for colour and texture. Cut the cucumbers in half lengthways, then scoop out and discard the seeds. Cut the cucumbers on the diagonal into thin slices.


2.In a small bowl, combine the peanut butter, stock, soy sauce, Szechuan peppercorns, sesame seed oil and chilli flakes. Mix to a smooth, thin paste.


3.When ready to serve, toss the cucumber slices and shredded chicken together with the peanut dressing and add salt to taste. Sprinkle with the chopped peanuts.

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