Victor's Recipes

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Bon Bon Chicken

Cold chicken with cucumbers and the most delicious sauce known to man

Bon Bon Chicken

Ingredients

  • 2 large chicken breasts
  • 2 large english cucumbers

Sauce

  • 3 tbs soy sauce
  • 2 tbs tahini sauce or sesame seed paste
  • 1 tbs chinese vinegar
  • 1 tbs sesame oil
  • 1 tbs chinese chili oil (or 12 tbs chili oil and 12 tbs peppercorn oil if available)
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 2-3 cloves minced garlic
  • 1-2 tsp minced or grated ginger

Instructions

Chicken and (optionally) cucumbers should be prepared at least 2-3 hours ahead of time.

Chicken

  • Trim and steam or boil chicken (about 12 minutes)
  • Put in refrigerator for at least 2-3 hours

Cucumbers

If you have time you can prepare the cucumbers as follows, else you can just cut them up and serve them.

  • Peel and remove seeds from the cucumber, slice thin, sprinkle salt on them and let sit for an hour to remove fluid
  • After at least 1 hour, rinse in water and squeeze liquid out. Set aside.

Sauce

  • Stir sesame seed paste until smooth
  • In a separate bow, mix all remaining ingredients stir until even
  • Add liquid to sesame seed paste a little bit at a time, stirring in between to ensure that the sauce is smooth

Assembly

  • Squeeze out as much liquid as you can of the cucumber slices; arrange them into an outer ring on a plate
  • Slice chilled chicken and arrange it inside the ring (see picture)
  • Pour sauce onto chicken, serve extra sauce on side

Note: for leftovers, do not store sauce in fridge—it will harden.