Chicken with cucumber
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Serves: 2
  • 1 pound chicken breast, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 cucumber, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • For marinating the cucumber:
  • a touch of salt
  • For marinating the chicken:
  • 1 teaspoon potato starch
  • 1 tablespoon cooking wine
  • For cooking :
  • 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • ½ tablespoon dark soy sauce
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cooking wine
  1. Whisk the hoisin sauce, dark soy sauce, sugar and cooking wine, set aside.
  2. Massage the cucumber with a touch of salt and set aside for 5 minutes, drain excessive water.
  3. While waiting for the cucumber, marinating the chicken with potato starch and cooking wine for about 10 minutes.
  4. Heat oil in a skillet pan over medium-high heat, add the chicken and stir fry for about 2 minutes until the chicken has changed color.
  5. Stir in the cucumber,and stir-fry for another 3-4 minutes.
  6. Set aside stir-fried chicken and cucumber into a container.
  7. Turn the heat back down to low heat, add the sauce we made in step 1 into the pan and cook for about 2 minutes, gentlely stir to avoid burning.
  8. Turn to medium heat, add chicken and cucumber back into the pan and stir fry for another 2 minutes, make sure the sauce is well mixed with the ingredients.
  9. Serve and enjoy!
Marinating the cucumber cubes with a touch of salt before cooking could help make them more crispy.
Marinating chicken breast cubes with potato starch and cooking wine could help make the chicken more tender.

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