Grilled Sesame Chicken and Eggplant Salad by David Tanis, NYT Cooking

Time: About 1 hour
Yield: 4 to 6 servings

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4 boneless skin-on chicken breasts, about 8 ounces each
Salt and pepper
2 large eggplants, about 2 pounds
1 tablespoon grated ginger
1 tablespoon grated garlic
2 tablespoons soy sauce
3 tablespoons roasted peanut oil
1 teaspoon sesame oil
2 tablespoons rice wine
½ teaspoon Chinese chile paste or 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
2 teaspoons rice vinegar
1 teaspoon grated ginger
1 teaspoon brown sugar
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon sesame oil
3 tablespoons roasted peanut oil
½ teaspoon kosher salt
1 tablespoon lime juice
Bibb or Romaine lettuce leaves
1 pound small cucumbers, peeled and cut in 1/4-inch slices
½ cup thinly sliced scallions
¾ cup cilantro, leaves and tender stems, roughly chopped
2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
1 jalapeño, green or red, thinly sliced, optional
Lime wedges

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