Big chicken & crouton salad

Big chicken & crouton salad

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Cooking time

Prep: 20 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

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 info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
726
protein
61g
carbs
18g
fat
46g
saturates
12g
fibre
3g
sugar
5g
salt
4.1g

Ingredients

  • 1 ready-roasted chicken
  • 2 thick slices ciabatta, sourdough or crusty white bread
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large Cos lettuce, shredded
  • 1 celery stick, finely sliced
  • 4 spring onions, finely chopped
  • ½ cucumber, diced
  • 90ml mayonnaise
  • 1 ½ tbsp white wine or tarragon vinegar
  • small bunch tarragon, chopped

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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.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, August 2010

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elizabethr's picture
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Big on flavour, simple recipie and perfect for simple entertaining!

eleanormayo's picture
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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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