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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Chicken Salad with Szechuan Chilli Oil

A simple chicken salad with Szechuan chilli oil.  Spicy peppery aroma and taste.  The natural sweetness of the chicken meat and crunchy shredded zuchini dressed with this spicy oil is rather yummy appetiser.
Recipe Source - Yum Yum Magazine No. 67
Ingredients and Method for Szechuan Chilli Oil
100 ml oil
15 dried red chillies - cut into small pieces
1.5 tbsp Szechuan peppercorns - rinsed and drained in a colander
  1. Soaked dried chillies in water for 5-10 minutes and drained.
  2. Heat oil in a pan, add dried chillies and fry over very low heat until chillies become slightly tough.
  3. Add in the peppercorns and cook until aromatic.
  4. Remove from heat, cool and strain into a glass jar.
Notes: you can increased the portion if you are using it for big portions of recipes like Chicken Salad [recipe below] or Spicy Noodles with Minced Meat.
Ingredients for Chicken Salad with Szechuan Chilli Oil
[serves 4-5]
250 gm chicken breast
500 ml water
1 tsp salt
1 zuchini - shredded thinly
1-2 tbsp toasted sesame seeds
1 stalk spring onions - sliced and shredded or chopped
Seasoning - 3-4 tbsp Szechuan chilli oil and dash of pepper
  1. Put chicken in a saucepan of boiling water and salt.  Bring to boil then cover pan, off heat and leave chicken to cook for 15 minutes.
  2. Remove to cool then tear into shreds.
  3. Arrange shredded zuchini in a serving platter, put chicken on top, sprinkle sesame seeds and chopped spring onions.
  4. Drizzle in seasoning.  Serve.
I'm submitting this post to Cook Your Books Event #16 hosted by Joyce of Kitchen Flavours


Phong Hong said...

Kimmy, I would enjoy this spicy chicken salad very much. My Auntie gave me a small packet of szechuan peppers sometime back and I did not know what to do with it. Too bad it already expired.

Jeannie Tay said...

Hi Kimmy, your chicken salad looks delicious, reminds me of those I had at Dragon-i:) I have lots of szechuan pepper so I could try this! THanks for sharing!

Kimmy said...

Hi Phong Hong, this chilli oil is good for noodles too.

Kimmy said...

Hi Jeannie, this salad is surprisingly spicy cos' I put too much of it when I saw the colour so light. The chicken with zuchini and sesame seeds blends well.

Luv Sweet and Savory said...

Kimmy, hot hot ! Chilli hot chicken salad. I could take the hot & spicy Tom Yam soup, chicken curry but I can't take some hot szechuan dishes like ma po tauhu, steamboat etc. ... tummy upset :( Well, will adjust the spiciness if try out this szechuan salad.

Kimmy said...

Hi Karen, quite appetising with zuchini and spring onions.

kitchen flavours said...

Such a delicious looking salad, Kimmy! I could eat a plate of this!

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