Quick like a bunny

Quick like a bunny

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Ginger Chicken with Cumber recipe

My Cucumbers are producing and the thought of making pickles or soaking in Vinegar and sugar is just not up my alley.

I found a great recipe for a lunch or dinner meal that even my husband liked. Found at BBC website.

Garlic Chicken with Cucumber

1 lb. boneless/skinless chicken of choice
1 lb Cucumber
1-2 tsp salt
1 T. veggie oil
1 1/2 T. diced Garlic, and 1 T. green onions or other onion diced
1 T. Soy sauce
1 T. Rice vinegar
2 tsp. Chili Powder
2 tsp. Sesame oil

Cut chicken into one inch cubes and set aside.

Peel Cucumber, half it and cut into cubes, sprinkle with salt (I just sprinkled a few fingers full on and mixed). Put the cucumber in a colander and let sit and drain for 20 minutes. This removes excess water from Cucumber.

While that sits, I get the rest of the ingredients prepared.

After about 20 minutes. Rinse Cucumber cubes in running cold water and blot dry. Heat a wok or large frying pan until very hot. Add the  1 T. veggie oil or a little more and add chicken cubes. Stir-fry them for a few seconds.

Add all the ingredients except Cucumber and continue to stir-fry for another 2 minutes. Now add the Cucumber cubes and keep stir-frying the entire mixture for another 3 minutes. Serve at once.

This is a quick and easy meal to prepare. Most of the work is in the preparation.

So, I used less meat because it was just 2 of us eating this food. I used one 10.5 ounce Cucumber to. I think 2 cucumber that size would be great for 4 and of course about 1 lb. meat or more. I did not worry about the Cucumbers water content to much or the whole salting and sitting time.

The meal was very unique and good. I served it with NAAN bread and I am sure this would go just fine over rice and or with other breads, tortillas, rolls, or biscuits.