Spicy Chicken Salad

Zoe is a new member of the Caring Place Community Kitchen. This is her second time attending this kitchen and she is so courages to share with us two recipes. We certainly need more of such members. Many times, new members are too shy to show off their cooking skills and they always say they come to learn. The recipes she shared with us are Spicy Chicken Salad and Chicken Rice.

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The first recipe, Spicy Chicken Salad is very simple to make and a healthy one too. You can adjust the spiciness according to your preference by using a milder hot pepper paste.



  • boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • cucumber (Zoe used Japanese cucumber which is seedless)
  • hot pepper paste
  • garlic, minced
  • ginger (divided, sliced and minced)
  • corn syrup
  • sesame seeds



_MG_4247_edited-1Bring a pot of water to a boil and add a few slices of ginger and cook the chicken breast until done, about 30 minutes.
_MG_4273_edited-1Remove the chicken breast from the broth, set aside to cool. Save the chicken broth.Shred the chicken breast into thin strips.
_MG_4265_edited-1Julienne the cucumber.
_MG_4266_edited-1Toast the sesame seeds on a dry frying pan on low heat until light golden brown.
_MG_4264_edited-1To make the spicy sauce, thin out the hot pepper paste with some of the chicken broth. Add the minced ginger and garlic. Add some corn syrup to balance the saltiness and spiciness of the hot pepper paste. To serve, line the bottom of the plate with the julienne cucumber, top with the shredded chicken and drizzle with the spicy sauce. Garnish with the toasted sesame seeds.

Serve this together with Chicken Rice in the next post.

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  1. Jason Chin

    Hey Suanne, Looks great, would brown rice be alright to use?

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  2. Suanne

    Hi Jason, brown rice should be fine if you preferred but you have to adjust the amount of broth according to the brown rice cooking instructions.

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