Peking cabbage, chicken and crackers salad

Ingredients for making a salad of Beijing cabbage, chicken and crackers

  1. Large fresh chicken leg 1 piece
  2. 4 eggs
  3. Hard cheese 100 grams
  4. Peking cabbage 200 grams
  5. White onion medium size 1 piece
  6. White bread 1-2 slices
  7. Canned green peas 200 grams
  8. Salt to taste
  9. Freshly ground black pepper to taste
  10. Mayonnaise 2-3 tablespoons
  11. Refined vegetable oil for frying
  • Main Ingredients: Cabbage, Chicken, Bread
  • Serving 4 servings


Can opener, cutting board, kitchen knife, salad bowl or large serving dish, tablespoon, colander, medium pan with lid, stove, coarse grater, small pan, slotted spoon, fork, frying pan, wooden spatula, deep bowl, plate - 4 pieces, kitchen potholders

Making a salad of Beijing cabbage, chicken and crackers:

Step 1: prepare the chicken leg.

The chicken leg is thoroughly washed under running warm water and spread in a medium saucepan. Now completely fill the meat with clean cold liquid from the tap so that it covers it somewhere 2-3 fingers. We put the container on medium heat and cover it with a lid. Attention: when the water begins to boil, foam will appear on its surface. Be sure to remove it with a slotted spoon and throw it away. Immediately after that we fasten the burner and cook the ham on a small fire for about 40-50 minutes. Do not forget to cover the pan with a lid. After the allotted time, it is necessary to check the chicken for readiness. To do this, use a fork and just gently pierce the pulp with it. If the inventory easily enters the component, then everything is ready and you can turn off the burner. If not, then extend the cooking time yet for 10-15 minutes.

At the end we take the ham out of the broth and put it on a cutting board. Let it be warm. Next, separate the flesh from the bone and skin. We cut the meat with a knife into small pieces and transfer it to a free plate. Let it lie so long.

Step 2: prepare the chicken eggs.

We lay the chicken eggs in a small pan and completely fill with ordinary cold water. We put the container on medium heat and let it boil completely. Immediately after that we detect 10 minutes and boil hard-boiled eggs.
After the allotted time, turn off the burner, and take the pan with the help of kitchen tacks and rearrange it in the sink under a stream of cold water. Attention: You can also take the components one at a time with a tablespoon and transfer to a bowl with cold water and ice. This must be done in order to subsequently be able to easily remove the shell. Otherwise, it will leave very badly, touching boiled protein.

So, put the peeled eggs on a cutting board and, using a knife, finely chop into cubes. Pour the crushed components into a clean plate and proceed to the preparation of canned peas.

Step 3: prepare canned green peas.

Using a can opener, open a jar of green peas. Pour the contents of the container through a colander into the sink and leave it for some time aside so that the excess liquid in which it was stored from the glass component

Step 4: prepare hard cheese.

Using a coarse grater, we grate hard cheese on a cutting board. Then pour the chips into a free plate and leave it alone for a short time.

Step 5: prepare onions.

Using a knife, peel the onion from the husk and rinse it well under running water. Then put the component on a cutting board and grind it into cubes. Attention: so that the onion does not bite in the salad, it is best to use a white or Crimean variety. Pour finely chopped component into a free plate.

Step 6: prepare the bread.

In fact, in such a salad you can add ready-made rye crackers, which are usually sold in packs at the grocery store. I love homemade more, because they come without any flavorings and additives, plus such crackers remain soft after cooking inside, so they are easy to bite when they get on your teeth. So let's get started. First of all, spread the slices of bread on a cutting board and carefully cut the crust with a knife. Only the crumb should remain with us. Here we cut it into small cubes. Then pour them into a free plate and proceed to the second stage of the preparation of crackers.

Pour a small amount of vegetable oil into the pan and put on medium heat. When it warms up well, add the cubes of bread here. From time to time, stirring with a wooden spatula, fry the components until they are covered with a golden crust on all sides. Attention: make sure that there is oil in the pan, and add, if necessary. But since bread has one property - to absorb various liquids, we also do not overdo it with fat. At the end, turn off the burner, and set the capacity aside. Let the crackers cool.

Step 7: prepare the Beijing cabbage.

We wash the Beijing cabbage under running cool water, shake off excess liquid and put it on a cutting board. Using a knife, grind the ingredient with a thin straw and immediately pour it into a deep bowl.

Step 8: prepare a salad of Beijing cabbage, chicken and crackers.

In a bowl with chopped cabbage, put the slices of boiled chicken ham, canned green peas, cheese chips, finely chopped eggs, onions, and sprinkle everything with salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.

We season the salad with mayonnaise and, using a tablespoon, mix everything thoroughly until smooth.

Now pour the dish into a salad bowl or a special plate, and put the crackers on top. Everything, the salad is ready! By the way, do not wait until he infuses, but immediately serve it to the dining table.

Step 9: serve a salad of Beijing cabbage, chicken and crackers.

Ready-made salad of Beijing cabbage, chicken and crackers served at the dinner table with a glass of red dry wine and good mood. Yes, the dish is so satisfying that nothing more is needed for it. Enjoy it!
Bon appetit to all!

Recipe Tips:

- chicken broth does not need to be poured, as it should turn out to be rather rich. It can be used for other dishes and even freeze after it cools down in the freezer until a suitable case;

- if you still decide to make crackers at home, then I advise you to squeeze into a pan at the very end 1-2 small cloves of garlic. The fried bread absorbs the juice of this component, and the salad will become much more interesting in taste and piquant;

- For salad dressing, instead of mayonnaise, you can also use refined vegetable oil. Based on the ingredients indicated in the recipe, we need 2-3 tablespoons.