Carrot-Cucumber Sambal with Chicken

Carrot-Cucumber Sambal with Chicken

1 review, 5 star(s). 100% would make again

Ready in 30 minutes

This no-cook "Sambal" is a type of spicy Indonesian salad that will delight your taste buds and keep your kitchen cool! Perfect as a main dish, all it really needs is some fresh fruit or a cold melon soup on the side.


1 For the Sambal-
3 cups green cabbage; shredded
3 cups rotisserie chicken; shredded
2 cups cucumbers; seeded and sliced
7 cups carrots; julienned
1 cup mung bean sprouts
0.5 cup red onion; thinly sliced
0.5 cup dry-roasted peanuts
Kosher salt; to taste
1 leaves ; for garnish
1 For the Vinaigrette-
0.25 cup dark brown sugar; packed
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
1 serrano chile paper; seeded and chopped
2 tablespoons fresh cilantro; chopped
1 tablespoon fresh gingerroot; chopped
1 tablespoon molasses
1 teaspoon garlic; chopped or pressed
0.25 cup Peanut oil

Original recipe makes 4



For Sambal- Combine cabbage, cucumbers, carrots, sprouts, onions and peanuts in a large bowl. Save the chicken for adding right before serving.

For Vinaigrette- Place brown sugar, lime juice, soy sauce, serrano, cilantro, gingerroot, molasses, and garlic in a food processor. With machine running slowly, drizzle in peanut oil until mixture is blended.

To Finish- Toss sambal with vinaigrette to coat, remembering to add the shredded chicken. The chicken will break down if left too long in the vinaigrette so add it just before serving. Season with salt if desired. Divide sambal among four plates. Garnish with cilantro leaves. Excellent served with fresh pineapple spears on the side.

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The dressing on this Indonesian style salad is a perfect balance of spicy and sweet.

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I have not found a recipe that I felt was worthy of Big Oven for a long time, but this is worthy. I would give it more that 5 stars if I could. It was perfect in every way and the vinaigrette was heavenly. I made it just as written although I did double it, which was good thing since it was engulfed. I simply served it with fresh pineapple spears which seemed to be ideal. If you like the flavor of Asian foods this should be right up your alley. [I posted this recipe.]
Sherri 6y ago

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