Warm lemon & thyme chicken salad

Warm lemon & thyme chicken salad

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 10 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

A delicious, superhealthy and zesty light chicken salad recipe with sunshine flavours

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition

kcalories
245
protein
34g
carbs
2g
fat
11g
saturates
2g
fibre
1g
sugar
2g
salt
0.72g

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips
  • zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 tsp dried or a few sprigs of fresh thyme
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • 150g bag of mixed salad leaves or 2 heads of Little Gem, pulled apart
  • 1 small red onion, halved and thinly sliced
  • squeeze of garlic paste or 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • handful pitted black olives, halved

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Method

  1. Put the chicken pieces into a bowl, add the lemon zest, thyme, plenty of black pepper and salt to taste, then mix well with your hands. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan then fry the chicken for 8-10 mins, until golden and cooked through. Meanwhile, spread the leaves and onion over a large platter or in a big salad bowl.
  2. Add the garlic paste and olives to the pan, then fry for 1 min more. Spoon the chicken and olives onto the leaves. Take the pan off the heat then add the rest of the oil and lemon juice. Stir together well, scraping off any bits from the bottom of the pan. Check the seasoning, then pour over the chicken and salad. Serve with crusty bread.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, August 2006

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anika911's picture
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delicious :)

funkallstar's picture
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Simple and cheap to make with lots of flavours. Maybe some chilli next time?

katycooks's picture
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Well they don't come much simpler or easier than this! It's not the most exciting salad in the world, but it does make a really satisfying, quick tasty meal in moments when you get in from work and don't feel like slaving over the stove. (I added warm sliced Charlotte potatoes instead of having crusty bread.)

eleanormayo's picture
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Graet low fat main meal salad with lovely flavours.

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