Personal Trainer Recipe – Crunchy Cucumber Chicken Boats with Crispy Lotus Roots
Chop off ends and peel Lotus Roots. Then cut into 1/4 in slices.
Fry lotus root slices in a little oil until lightly browned (I always use Grape Seed Oil) . Flip them over after about 45 to 60 seconds as they cook quickly. Then set them onto a paper towel to soak up any excess oil. (Note: lotus chips crisp up nicely on the outside but remain moist on the inside, so that very oil penetrates). Lightly salt them if desired.
Chop up 2 cups roasted chicken breast meat. Toss in a bowl with the following:
1/8 cup finely chopped red onion
1/4 cup of each, chopped: bamboo shoots, celery, green peppers, broccoli.
Mix all together and season very well with salt and pepper
Add 4 TBSP’s Grape Seed or Olive Oil to the chicken and other ingredients and toss well to bind. Then add the following:
1 large rice cake (plain or otherwise) – crumbled in chunks
2/3 cup crumbled feta cheese
Toss all together well. Cut cucumber lengthwise in half, and remove all seeds. Hollow out as many as desired.
Fill the cucumber boats with chicken mixture.
Cut the lotus root chips in half and place along the top of the boat mixture and press down to hold everything together, then eat it like the crunchy delicious healthy breadless chicken salad sandwich that it is 🙂 Oh yaaaaaa!!