Cucumber Chicken Salad with Spicy Peanut Dressing

We call this bomb bomb chicken. Adjust the spice level by adjusting the sambal. Perfect for a hot summer day: Cool cucumbers with chilled chicken are topped with a spicy peanut sauce. Great as an appetiser or a cool lunch.


  • ½ cup chunky peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon sambal oelek (chile paste)
  • 1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • 4 tablespoons water, or more as needed
  • 1 cucumber, peeled and sliced into thin strips
  • 1 cooked chicken breast, shredded into thin strands
  • 2 tablespoons chopped peanuts


  • Step 1 Combine peanut butter, sambal oelek, soy sauce, sesame oil, and water in a bowl to create a sauce that is thin enough to drizzle.
  • Step 2 Layer cucumber slices on a platter. Top with shredded chicken and drizzle with sauce. Sprinkle chopped peanuts on top.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving:720 calories
Protein: 45.9g92 %Carbohydrates: 20.6g7 %Exchange Other Carbs: 1.5Dietary Fiber: 5.9g24 %Sugars: 7.4gFat: 54g83 %Saturated Fat: 10.6g53 %Cholesterol: 88.5mg30 %Vitamin A Iu: 165.7IU3 %Niacin Equivalents: 24.7mg190 %Vitamin B6: 0.6mg35 %Vitamin C: 0mgFolate: 78.4mcg20 %Calcium: 50.5mg5 %Iron: 2.9mg16 %Magnesium: 142.5mg51 %Potassium: 738.6mg21 %Sodium: 789mg32 %Thiamin: 0.2mg17 %Calories From Fat: 486.3Percent Of Calories From Carbs: 10Percent Of Calories From Fat: 64Percent Of Calories From Protein: 24Percent Of Calories From Sat Fat: 12