Cucumber Chicken Salad with Spicy Peanut Dressing Recipe

"We call this bomb bomb chicken. Adjust the spice level by adjusting the sambal. Perfect for a hot summer day: Cool cucumbers with chilled chicken are topped with a spicy peanut sauce. Great as an appetizer or a cool lunch."


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  • 1/2 cup chunky peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon sambal oelek (chile paste)
  • 1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • 4 tablespoons water, or more as needed
  • 1 cucumber, peeled and sliced into thin strips
  • 1 cooked chicken breast, shredded into thin strands
  • 2 tablespoons chopped peanuts
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    1. Combine peanut butter, sambal oelek, soy sauce, sesame oil, and water in a bowl to create a sauce that is thin enough to drizzle.
    2. Layer cucumber slices on a platter. Top with shredded chicken and drizzle with sauce. Sprinkle chopped peanuts on top.


    • Cook’s Note:
    • Use a vegetable peeler to slice the cucumber into thin strips.

    Nutrition Facts

    Per Serving: 720 calories;54 g fat;20.6 g carbohydrates;45.9 g protein;89 mg cholesterol;789 mg sodium.Full nutrition
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