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First, make the carrot & daikon pickle. Heat the vinegar and sugar in a saucepan over a medium heat, stirring until the sugar has dissolved. Remove from the heat and leave to cool completely. Put the carrots and daikon in a sterilised jar, then pour over the cooled vinegar mixture. Seal the jar and chill for 1-3 hrs. Will keep chilled for a month.
Combine all of the ingredients for the marinade in a large bowl, add the chicken and mix well to evenly coat. Marinate in the fridge for at least 3 hrs, or overnight.
Heat the oven to 180C/160C fan/ gas 4. Remove the chicken thighs from the marinade, shaking off as much excess as possible, and set the leftover marinade aside. Rub 2 tsp of the butter over a baking tray and arrange the chicken thighs on top. Roast for 25-30 mins, then cut the chicken into large strips and set aside. Turn the oven down to its lowest temperature.
Heat the vegetable oil in a frying pan over a medium heat and pour in the leftover marinade. Bring to a simmer, then add the chicken strips and toss to coat evenly. Stir frequently to ensure the sauce doesn’t burn. Cook for 5 mins until the chicken is golden.
Warm the baguettes in the oven for 2-3 mins. Split them down the middle, and pull out some of the insides to make room for the filling. 6 Spread the remaining butter over one side of each baguette, then spread the mayonnaise on top. On the other side, spread over the pâté. Lay the cucumber inside, followed by 2 tbsp of the pickle. Top with the chicken, coriander, mint and spring onions. Sprinkle with chilli slices, crispy shallots and crushed peppercorns, if you like.