Shredded Chicken with Spicy Sesame Sauce Recipe

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Shredded Chicken with Spicy Sesame Sauce

by Michael Dailey, formerly of Hollister, now somewhere in Arkansas

2 pounds chicken breast
2-4 green onions
2 slices ginger root

2 tablespoons sesame paste (often called Tahini, is generally available at any good market. You may substitute creamy peanut butter if you wish.)
2 tablespoons water
3 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon sesame oil
2 tablespoons chopped green onion
1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
2 teaspoons sugar
1 teaspoon hot oil (Hot chili oil is generally available. You can make your own simply by heating a quarter cup of good cooking oil with 2-3 dried hot peppers)
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1 teaspoon minced ginger root
1 teaspoon ground Szechuan pepper (from any Asian market, and in Hollister at Dorothy McNett's Place)

for the garnish:
5-6 lettuce leaves
1 cucumber, sliced thin

Steam the chicken or cook in boiling water with the ginger and green onions for thirty minutes. Discard the ginger and green onions. Put the chicken under cold water for about 1 minute so the chicken will be firm. Remove the meat from the bones and cut into strips 3/4 inch thick by 1/4 inch wide by 1 inch long. Mix the sesame paste with the water, then add the remaining ingredients and mix well. Arrange lettuce leaves on a serving plate. Pile the shredded chicken in the center and garnish the periphery with the cucumber. Pour the sauce over the chicken. Toss lightly when serving.

Recipe created 1997-06-14.

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