Spicy chicken salad with broccoli

Spicy chicken salad with broccoli

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Prep: 15 mins Cook: 10 mins


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

  • Easily doubled / halved

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal291
  • fat12g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs4g
  • sugars3g
  • fibre3g
  • protein42g
  • salt3.05g
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  • 2 broccoli heads, cut into florets



    Like cabbage and cauliflower, broccoli is a brassica and is sometimes known by its Italian name…

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 5 shallot, finely sliced



    Related to the onion (as opposed to being a younger version of it), shallots grow in clusters at…

  • handful pitted black olives
  • 4 roast chicken breast, sliced
  • 4 tbsp soy sauce
    Soy sauce

    Soy sauce

    soy sor-s

    An Asian condiment and ingredient that comes in a variety of of varieties ranging from light to…

  • 2 red chillies, deseeded and sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, sliced


  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.

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Comments (25)

catie74's picture

I had this last night with the kids, but gave them rice with theirs. Easy and tasty, added more olives though as the kids love them, and also some fine green beans

suebisy's picture

just had this for lunch, amazingly tasty, and very easy to do. Will definitely do again, and will try with sweet chili sauce next time as that sounds good.

lmb's picture

Made this thinking it would be quite simple and bland, but it was really yummy! Omitted the olives though, as not keen on them. A great healthy summer supper.

chickennn's picture

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!

BiskitBri's picture

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

voteforpedro's picture

I thought this was delicious and full of flavour, yum!

kj2202's picture

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

Very bland.
Shame about the super roasted chicken i mixed it with

despinamina's picture

Packed full of flavour, will be cooking this again soon!

bindyj1's picture

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

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

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

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

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 :)


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