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Spicy Korean Chicken with Cucumber Salad

Recipe courtesy of Lilydale

Serves 4 | 30 Minutes


  • 500g chicken tenderloins

  • 3 green onions, roughly chopped plus extra thinly sliced, for salad

  • 2 garlic cloves, roughly chopped

  • 2 tablespoons cup soy sauce

  • 2 tablespoons chilli paste

  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar

  • 2 tablespoons honey

  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil

  • 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds, toasted

  • 2 Lebanese cucumbers, thinly sliced

  • 1 long red chilli, deseeded, finely chopped

  • ¼ cup coriander leaves, roughly chopped

  • 1 teaspoon castor sugar

  • Brown rice, lettuce leaves and green onions, thinly sliced, to serve


1. For the marinade, place the onions, garlic, soy, hot pepper paste, sugar, honey, oil and half the rice wine vinegar in a small food processor. Blend until combined. Season. Reserve 2 tablespoons marinade, to serve. Place the chicken in a large snaplock bag and pour over remaining marinade. Toss to coat and refrigerate for 20 minutes.

2. Meanwhile, place the cucumber, chilli, green onions and coriander in a medium bowl. Combine remaining rice wine vinegar with sugar and drizzle over vegetables. Toss to coat and set aside.

3. Remove chicken from marinade. Heat a lightly oiled char-grill pan over medium heat and cook chicken for 6–8 minutes, turning regularly, or until cooked through.

4. Serve chicken with cucumber salad, brown rice, lettuce and reserved marinade. Sprinkle chicken with sesame seeds and extra green onion, if desired.


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