Bang-bang chicken salad

Preparation info
  • Makes a light lunch for


    • Difficulty


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By Valentine Warner

Published 2014

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Quite often there is too much salad in a recipe like this one, which over-dilutes the fun sauce and makes for a boring plate. Never a fan of the Chinese beansprout, I’ve left them out where others put them in.


  • large cucumber, peeled, seeds scooped out and medium diced
  • 1 teaspoon flaked sea salt
  • 1 large


  1. Put the cucumber into a colander with the sea salt and leave to drip until the last minute.
  2. Put the chicken breast, garlic cloves and peppercorns in as small a pan as the chicken will comfortably fit. Snug is good. Only just cover the chicken breast with cold water, then add the soy sauce. Bring to a simmer, then turn down to barely a wobble and cook the chicke