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Seoul ful Chicken with Minted Cucumbers

 

.
20

Yield

4

servings

Prep

30

min

Cook

20

min

Ready

2

hrs

Trans-fat Free
 

Ingredients

For the cucumbers:
2 ½ cups english cucumber
peeled, halved lengthwise, and thinly sliced, 1 each
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ cup shallots
minced
*
2 tablespoons mints
freshly chopped
*
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
seasoned
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon sesame oil
dark
¼ teaspoon sweet red bell peppers
*
1 each serrano chiles
seeded and minced
*
For the chicken:
1 ¼ pounds chicken thighs, boneless, skinless
boneless, 8 each
¼ cup soy sauce, sodium reduced
2 tablespoons sesame oil
dark
1 tablespoon ginger
freshly minced and peeled
1 tablespoon honey
½ teaspoon black pepper
freshly ground
3 cloves garlic
thinly sliced
1 x nonstick cooking spray
*
¼ cup scallions, spring or green onions
thinly sliced
4 teaspoons sesame seeds
toasted

Directions

To prepare cucumbers, place cucumber slices in a colander; sprinkle with salt, tossing well.

Drain 1 hour.

Place cucumber slices on several layers of paper towels; cover with additional paper towels.

Let stand 5 minutes, pressing down occasionally.

Combine cucumber, shallots, and next 6 ingredients (through chile) in a large bowl; toss gently.

Cover and set aside.

To prepare chicken, place each chicken thigh between 2 sheets of heavy-duty plastic wrap; pound to ½-inch thickness using a meat mallet or small heavy skillet.

Combine soy sauce and next 5 ingredients (through garlic) in a large zip-top plastic bag.

Add chicken to soy sauce mixture in bag; seal.

Marinate in refrigerator 30 minutes, turning bag occasionally.

Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat.

Coat pan with cooking spray.

Remove chicken from bag; discard marinade.

Place 4 thighs in pan; cook 6 minutes on each side or until done.

Repeat procedure with remaining 4 thighs.

Place 2 thighs and ½ cup cucumbers on each of 4 plates; sprinkle each serving with 1 tablespoon green onions and 1 teaspoon sesame seeds.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 231g (8.1 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 47357% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 30g 46%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 116mg 39%
Sodium 782mg 33%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars g
Protein 71g
Vitamin A 7% Vitamin C 8%
Calcium 8% Iron 17%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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