Chicken in Sesame-Paste Sauce


Preparation info
  • It serves


    for lunch .
    • Difficulty


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By Irene Kuo

Published 1977

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Seasoned by one of the most scrumptious sauces of Chinese cuisine, this “chicken salad” is rich and full of nutty flavor and aroma. It is simple to make; the meat can be leftover white-cut chicken or fast-boiled chicken breasts.


  • 2 cups boneless white-cut chicken with the skin on, hand-torn or shredded
  • 1 large firm cucumber


The general appearance of this dish is fluffy and offhand, so the chicken should be torn in rather coarse shreds, about inches long. If you shred with a knife, cut the shreds rather thick. Once the meat is cooked, it should be shredded with the grain to prevent the shreds from breaking into s