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Chicken Tenders and Pounded Cucumbers Seasoned with Yuzu Pepper

Chicken Tenders and Pounded Cucumbers Seasoned with Yuzu Pepper

Seasoned with an easy spicy ponzu sauce, this dish goes well with rice. It's also great to serve with drinks.

Ingredients: 2 servings

Cucumber
1
Chicken tenders
2
Sake
1 teaspoon
☆ Ponzu
2 tablespoons
☆ Soy sauce
1 teaspoon
☆ Sesame oil
1/2 teaspoon
☆ Yuzu pepper paste
1/2 teaspoon

Steps

1. Combine all of the ☆ ingredients to make the sauce.
2. Pound the cucumber with the handle of your knife, creating some cracks in the flesh.
3. Using your hands, break up the cucumber into bite-sized pieces, then blot excess moisture with a paper towel.
4. Remove the sinew from the chicken tenders, then chop into bite-sized pieces.
5. Pour sake over the chicken tenders, loosely wrap in plastic wrap, microwave for about 4 minutes, then let sit to allow the residual heat to cook it through.
6. After the chicken cools, discard the excess liquid, add the cucumbers and the sauce from Step 1, and toss.
7. For a variation on this recipe, see "Yuzu Pepper Flavored Japanese Leek and Chicken Tenders" (Recipe ID: 1644416).

Story Behind this Recipe

I came up with this recipe because I love yuzu pepper paste.