Spicy chicken salad

Spicy chicken salad

On hot summer days like today, we love to tuck into a light yet delicious lunch like this tasty spicy chicken salad. Go on, give it a try. You’ll love it as well!


2 servings

  • 1 boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 2 cups water (480 mL)
  • 1 cup sake (240 mL)
  • 2 slices fresh ginger
  • 2 scallions, green parts only


  • 4 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 3 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons chili bean paste
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame seed
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, grated
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 1 tomato, sliced
  • 1 cucumber, julienned
  • 1 fresh cilantro



  1. In a medium-size pot, add the chicken breast, water, sake, sliced ginger, and scallions, and bring to a boil over high heat.
  2. Once the water is boiling, flip the chicken breast over and put the lid on top of the pot. Turn off the heat and leave the pot sit at room temperature for 30 minutes. Chill in the fridge.
  3. In a small bowl, combine all the sauce ingredients and mix well.
  4. On a plate, arrange the sliced tomatoes, julienned cucumbers, and sliced chicken breast.
  5. Top with cilantro and drizzle with sauce.
  6. Enjoy!

*Recipe courtesy of


Get It Joburg West – November 2018

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