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Quick chicken cucumber salad recipe

Introducing a quick, easy and lean recipe from chicken and cucumber for your daily meal. This is a perfect recipe for salad or could serve as those mid time meals for your diet.
Course Atkins, low fat diet, Paleo, Salad
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2
Author Victoria


  • 2 chicken drumsticks
  • 1 mini cucumber
  • 4 grape tomatoes
  • 1 medium lemon
  • 1 tsp grated ginger
  • 2 pieces garlic
  • A few stems of cilantro
  • 2 chili peppers
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp sugar optional


  • Remove skin and bone from chicken drum sticks.
  • Thinly slice chicken into long thin strip across its fiber.
  • Boil water in a sauce pan/pot, add chicken for about 3-5 minutes.
  • When chicken's done (do not over cook) , transfer into a vented container to let it dry and cool.
  • If you're using big and ripe cucumber, cut into halves and remove seed before proceed onto next step.
  • Wash all your veggies.
  • Slice cucumber thinly along its/theirs length.
    Slice cucumber
  • Chop cilantro.
  • Cut tomatoes into quarters.
  • Grate/mince garlic, ginger, chili pepper.
  • Put all your ingredients above into a mixing bowl.
  • Add salt, sugar (optional) and squeezed lemon juice in.
  • Mix them all evenly, let sit for about 5-10 minutes.
  • Mix again and serve.


Chicken drumsticks are chosen due to their tendon distribution for crunchiness. If you want all white meat, replace with 1 breast. For quicker and lesser prepare time, you could also substitute with boneless skinless chicken thighs or rib meat.
Mini cucumbers/dill are prefer due to their lack of seed and fresh crunch taste/texture. If you use larger cucumber, remove seeds and slice them a bit thicker than you would for the mini one.
Add onion for variation
Finish with crushed peanut or sesame to enhance flavor