Spicy chicken salad with broccoli

Spicy chicken salad with broccoli

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Cooking time

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 10 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

This chicken salad recipe is perfect with a fluffy jacket potato or some egg noodles and low-fat too

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Easily doubled / halved
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
291
protein
42g
carbs
4g
fat
12g
saturates
2g
fibre
3g
sugar
3g
salt
3.05g

Ingredients

  • 2 broccoli heads, cut into florets
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 5 shallots, finely sliced
  • handful pitted black olives
  • 4 roast chicken breasts, sliced
  • 4 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 red chillies, deseeded and sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, sliced

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Method

  1. Steam the broccoli for 4 mins until just tender, tip into a large bowl, then season. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a pan, then fry the shallots for 2 mins. Add the chillies and garlic, then cook for a further 4 mins until softened.
  2. Remove the shallots, chilli and garlic with a slotted spoon, then mix with the broccoli, olives and chicken. Add the soy sauce to the pan, warm over a medium heat, then pour over the salad. Eat warm or cold.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, February 2008

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chickennn's picture
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Made this according to the recipe but without olives and using a reduced salt soy sauce..
Loved it! It was full of flavour and my partner (who is quite fussy) loved it too! Definitely a new favourite for us, thanks!

joannewall's picture

Nice recipe. Sauted onion, chilli and garlic with the chicken. Then mixed together with broccoli, etc... Instead of soy used sweet chilli sauce... Just had it on its own... Filling and tasty. Will do again.
5 stars... New app and tablet not ideal for " rate the recipe" - no stars appearing. :-)

kljlarsson's picture

Being on a low carb diet at the moment, I am always looking for new and exciting recipes that are healthy yet filling. This is one of those recipes! It tastes wonderfully rich with the garlic, onions and chilli. Like a simple chicken chow mein but without all the calorific noodles and sticky sauce.

acrivii's picture

Great recipe for weekday. Very tasty and easy to cook. I used grilled turkey breast instead of chicken and white onions instead of shallots. To reduce the chance of being too salty I didn't seasoned the brocoli and added reduced salt soy sauce. I usually don't like broccoli but in this recipe it tasted like soy sauce, garlic and chilli. I loved it!

brianmarshall's picture
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Easy, cheap, and tasty. I did it with a jacket spud, it worked better than I thought!

voteforpedro's picture
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I thought this was delicious and full of flavour, yum!

kj2202's picture
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very lovely. Didn't use the olives in it though. I had mine with a baked sweet potato as a sort of large filling

ferysxx's picture

i missed out the chicken anf used a grilled salmon fillet on top instead, plus i replaced the olives with peas, to get over the dryness i added vegetable stock. yummy!

soulandelalanne's picture
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Very bland.
Shame about the super roasted chicken i mixed it with

despinamina's picture
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Packed full of flavour, will be cooking this again soon!

bindyj1's picture
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My comment didnt work the first time - so I have only just joined this site today and this was my first recipe, only put in 2 tblsps of soy and added 2 teaspoons of sesame seeds and my children even finished their plates to my amazement - success !!!!

giselahoffman's picture

tried and loved it!

can anyone suggest any similar detoxy/healthy recipes. I'm trying to collect some gems for our foodie charity blog www.detoxdinners.com

onlybyautomobile's picture
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Quick, cheap and really tasty. I served this hot with noodles and replaced the olives with mushrooms due to personal preference.I was very impressed! A perfect weekday meal.

ellingtonboots's picture
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As I'm a Coeliac, I used gluten free soy sauce and served it warm with rice noodles which I think worked really well. Didn't find it dry at all. Lovely!

philinbrighton's picture
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This was nice. I left the olives out because adding them looked WEIRD! I also added some fine beans to the mix to increase the veg content and added some corriander.

I agree that bubbling the soy sauce away made it a bit dry so I added some more soy at the end along with a squeeze of lime and a teaspoon of honey which made a really nice dressing mixed with all the shallot, garlic and chilli.

If you were serving it cold I think a handfull of cucumber sticks mixed in would be nice.

daniegirlcooks's picture
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Yummy! I had it with warm noodles. Sweated the broccoli as suggested by Mr P. And when it came to the sauce I heated the soy and then added to some runny honey before mixing in. The sweetness with the salty soy made it a bit more interesting :)

elisita's picture
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Waaaaaaaaaaay too salty! could not finish it.. would only use a third of the soya sauce next time.. besides that it was yummi :)

emmacatignani's picture

I felt this was just a little bit bland and would have benfitted from more sauce, next time I think I'd make a dressing with the soy instead of warming it.

reubip's picture

A nice meal for a quick and low-fat dish. I added tomato as per Tora (top idea) and cashew nuts to the above which work very well. I also didn't steam the broccoli before mixing it in to the shallots etc but placed it on top of the shallots, chilli and garlic with a cover to sweat them until just cooked. Worked very well even if I do say so myself :)

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