Big chicken & crouton salad

Big chicken & crouton salad

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Prep: 20 mins

Easy

Serves 4
When it's too hot to cook, a shop-bought ready-roasted chicken is a great summer cheat

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal726
  • fat46g
  • saturates12g
  • carbs18g
  • sugars5g
  • fibre3g
  • protein61g
  • salt4.1g
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Ingredients

  • 1 ready-roasted chicken

    Chicken

    chik-en

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

  • 2 thick slices ciabatta, sourdough or crusty white bread
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

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

  • 1 large Cos lettuce, shredded
  • 1 celery stick, finely sliced

    Celery

    sell-er-ee

    A collection of long, thick, juicy stalks around a central, tender heart, celery ranges in…

  • 4 spring onions, finely chopped

    Spring onion

    sp-ring un-yun

    Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…

  • ½ cucumber, diced
  • 90ml mayonnaise
  • 1 ½ tbsp white wine or tarragon vinegar
  • small bunch tarragon, chopped

    Tarragon

    ta-ra-gon

    A popular and versatile herb, tarragon has an intense flavour that's a unique mix of sweet…

Method

  1. Remove the skin from the chicken and pull the meat off the bones in chunks. Tear the meat into smaller pieces. Toast the bread, then brush with olive oil. Roughly chop into chunky croutons.

  2. Put the lettuce into a large bowl and scatter over the chicken, celery, onions and cucumber in layers. The salad will hold like this for up to 2 hrs in the fridge.

  3. Mix the mayonnaise with the vinegar and season well. Stir in the chopped tarragon, then spoon over the salad. Toss well, scatter with the croutons and serve.

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Comments (3)

janice88's picture
5

This is such an easy, quick recipe with so much flavour and texture. Made it for a late supper when short of ideas, but luckily not short of all the ingredients. I had some croutons already made which gave great crunch and I added blue cheese. Very well received by all with requests to make again.

elizabethr's picture
5

Big on flavour, simple recipie and perfect for simple entertaining!

eleanormayo's picture
4

This was so easy and all my friends love the tarragon dressing. I didn't think the croutons were crispy enough so I finished them off in the oven

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