Recipe: Oriental Chicken Warm Salad

We felt like having something light for dinner, but prefer something warm… so we decided to make a warm salad. Calling it the Oriental Chicken Warm Salad because its basically chicken cooked in Chinese marinate going with salad and mayonnaise dressing.

First we need to marinate the chicken at least 2-3 hours in the fridge by mixing the below:

1. Chicken flesh (6 pcs)
2. Soya sauce (1 tablespoon)
3. 3 lemongrass sliced
4. 1 piece of ginger sliced (squeeze for juice would be better)
5. Pinch of salt
6. Some pepper
7. Teaspoon of brown sugar
8. Oyster sauce, about 1 tablespoon or less
9. 1 teaspoon of lime juice
10. 1 teaspoon of sesame oil
11. Chinese cooking wine (about 1 tablespoon)

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Next, we have to get ready the mayonnaise while waiting for the chicken to be ready for cooking. For the mayonnaise, prepare the below:

1. 1 egg yolk
2. Pinch of salt and some pepper
3. 1 tablespoon of lime juice
4. 100ml of cooking oil (any your choice, I tried olive oil, don’t like the taste)
5. 1 teaspoon of mustard (recommend dijon but I just use what I have)

In a big ceramic bowl, mix the yolk with salt, pepper, mustard and lime juice together. Then keep whisking it non stop and add bits by bits of the oil in while whisking. The ideal is to let the oil mix well with the mixture bits by bits till they are thick and creamy. This process may take up to 10 mins or so.

Once you have the mixture creamy to how you want it, test the taste and add any flavour base on your creativity to your taste. For me, I added more lime juice, more pepper and some brown sugar to how I like it.

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Now that you got the mayonnaise ready, time to cook the chicken.

You can either bbq, grill or pan fried the chicken. I choose pan fried, easier to clean up, hehe…so I got a pan oiled with a tiny bits of sesame oil (about 1 teaspoon of less).

When the pan is hot, just fried your chicken on medium heat till they start to brown and take the chicken up. Pour some cooking wine on the pan to free up the sauce and pour all the left over marinate sauce to the pan. Mix them up before adding some corn starch to thicken it.

Now serve up the salad of your choice with any vegetables you fancy with the mayonnaise plus the chicken with its sauce. Just fantastically good… yummmmmy!

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