Chicken salad with crisp bacon

Chicken salad with crisp bacon

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Prep: 40 mins Cook: 5 mins - 10 mins

Easy

Serves 4 - 6
Try this lovely fresh summer salad as a dinner party centrepiece

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal501
  • fat35g
  • saturates11g
  • carbs4g
  • sugars3g
  • fibre1g
  • protein44g
  • salt3.12g
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Ingredients

  • meat from 1 ready-roasted chicken, shredded

    Chicken

    chik-en

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

  • 6 rashers smoked streaky bacon

    Bacon

    bay-kon

    Bacon is pork that has been cured one of two ways: dry or wet. It can be bought as both rashers…

  • 1 small red onion, halved, thinly sliced
  • 2 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…

  • 2 tsp white wine vinegar
  • 100g bag watercress

    Watercress

    wort-er-cress

    With deep green leaves, and crisp, paler stems, watercress is related to mustard and is one of…

  • 2-3 heads red chicory, separated into leaves and halved if large

    Chicory

    chik-or-ee

    Also known as endive, chicory is a forced crop, grown in complete darkness, which accounts for…

  • ¾ cucumber, halved, seeds scooped out, then sliced on the diagonal

For the dressing

  • 200g tub Greek yogurt
  • 4 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 2 tsp wholegrain mustard
  • 1 spring onion, finely chopped

    Spring onion

    sp-ring un-yun

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

  • 2 tsp chopped tarragon

    Tarragon

    ta-ra-gon

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

Method

  1. Mix the ingredients for the dressing with a little seasoning. Stir in the chicken and loosen with water if necessary.

  2. Slowly cook the bacon in a large frying pan until crisp and the fat has run out. Drain on kitchen paper. Meanwhile, mix the onion with the oil, vinegar and seasoning.

  3. Toss the onion with the watercress, chicory and cucumber, then pile onto a platter. Spoon the chicken on top, then break or chop the bacon over the top of that. Serve with crusty bread.

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Comments (3)

gidgierocks's picture
5

Lovely. Really liked the dressing - made it with 0 fat total so it was light too. Super tasty.

elizabethr's picture
5

Simple and ever so tasty

marydrum's picture
5

This is absolutely delicious and so easy to assemble. I did not have watercress or red chicory so used a bag of mixed lettuce and herbs instead. Worked brilliantly. Also made the dressing in the morning and stirred in the chicken which really allowed the flavours to mingle. Well worth a try.

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