Warm Handpull Chicken Salad with Sesame Dressing

Warm Handpull Chicken Salad with Sesame Dressing (Adapted from Janet's cookbook gourmettraveller88)

Ingredients:

  • 2 handfuls of chicken meat kept from the chicken soup (I used chicken breast.)
  • 1 small cauliflower, wash and cut into pieces
  • handful of green peas, wash and drain (I omitted this.)
  • 1/2 cucumber, peel briefly, seeds removed & cut into strips
  • extra virgin olive oil

Sesame Salad dressing:

  • 1/2 cup water (I used hot water to dissolve the sesame paste easily.)
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp fish sauce
  • 2 tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp ground sesame seeds (you can use black or white or both)
  • 3 tbsp sesame paste chinese sesame paste or tahini
  • 1 tsp sesame oil

Method:

  1. With the chicken you saved from your chicken stock, hand pull the chicken meat into pieces, the texture by hand pull method is better than cutting with a knife !!!
  2. Prepare the sesame sauce by mixing the above in a bowl and set aside.
  3. Boil the cauliflower for a few minutes, not too long so they are still crunchy. (I added a bit of salt in the boiling water.)
  4. Stir fry the green peas with a little olive oil for a minute or so and repeat the same for the cucumbers.
  5. Let all cooked vegetables cool to room temperature.
  6. Arrange the vegetables on a big round serving plate and the hand pulled chicken in the middle.
  7. Garnish with some ground sesames and serve with the sesame dressing.
Source: Warm Handpull Chicken Salad with Sesame Dressing [Christine's Recipes]