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Shredded chicken, green bean & barley salad with paprika & lemon

Shredded chicken, green bean & barley salad with paprika & lemon

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(7 ratings)

Prep: 25 mins Cook: 25 mins

Easy

Serves 4
This colourful rustic salad can be made in under an hour

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition per serving

  • kcalories624
  • fat42g
  • saturates9g
  • carbs27g
  • sugars5g
  • fibre3g
  • protein36g
  • salt0.45g
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Ingredients

  • 1 small rotisserie chicken

    Chicken

    chik-en

    Chicken's many plus points - its versatility, as well as the ease and speed with which it…

  • 100g pearl barley
  • 200g green beans, trimmed
  • 1 yellow pepper, cut into matchsticks
  • 1 small red onion, cut into thin half-moon slices
  • 50g flaked almonds, toasted
  • zest 1 lemon

    Lemon

    le-mon

    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

  • handful flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped

    Parsley

    par-slee

    One of the most ubiquitous herbs in British cookery, parsley is also popular in European and…

For the dressing

  • 3 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 5 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika

    Paprika

    pa-preek-ah

    A spice that's central to Hungarian cuisine, paprika is made by drying a particular type of…

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Method

  1. Remove the skin from the chicken and shred the meat off the bones into bite-size pieces. Cook the pearl barley in boiling, salted water until tender, but not too soft, about 20 mins. Drain well, then tip into a large bowl.

  2. Blanch the green beans in more boiling, salted water for about 5 mins, until just cooked. Drain, rinse with cold water to cool, then pat dry with kitchen paper. Add to the barley along with pepper, onion, almonds, lemon zest and parsley.

  3. Whisk together the dressing ingredients with seasoning. Pour over the salad, toss everything together and serve.

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Comments (8)

LondonKiwi73's picture
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A healthy, hearty & delicious warm salad that went down a storm with my guest, who enjoyed multiple servings. I couldn't find hot smoked paprika, but found that a generous sprinkle of lemon juice really brought out the flavours. This will become a staple recipe for me :-)

imabadpixie's picture
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Easy to make and looks great on the plate. Enjoyed the flavours too, this is so different to anything i usually make but i really enjoyed it. Found the dressing really punchy so added 2 tsp sugar. Will make again, maybe in small portions as a starter at a dinner party :)

cakeanyone's picture
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I used half raspberry vinegar and wish I'd added some chilli to the dressing too because, although the meal was ok, it needed a good kick! I like Clara's idea of using feta, but would probably use alongside the chicken.

clarablackman's picture
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This is my new favourite salads. I served as a side salad at a BBQ and replaced the chicken with feta. The dressing is lovely, I used smoked hot paprika so it had a bit of a kick.

janbomyers's picture
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Delicous!

eleanormayo's picture
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Loved this! Was really different and original. I followed the recipe to the letter with the exception of roasting the chicken myself the day previously.

mohabibi's picture
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I made this for a kitchen supper party on Wednesday - went down a storm. I added 1 teaspoon of sumac to the barley (after it was cooked and cooled)and also used raspberry vinegar instead of red wine vinegar. Will use this recipe again and again.

lareedickson's picture

This is a delicious salad, I used a sweeter vinegar (raspberry), got rave reviews. On my favorites list.

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