Spicy chicken salad with broccoli

Spicy chicken salad with broccoli

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(25 ratings)

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 shallots, 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 breasts, 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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3rd Apr, 2012
very lovely. Didn't use the olives in it though. I had mine with a baked sweet potato as a sort of large filling
2nd Apr, 2012
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!
31st Dec, 2011
Very bland. Shame about the super roasted chicken i mixed it with
26th Nov, 2011
Packed full of flavour, will be cooking this again soon!
6th Oct, 2011
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 !!!!
21st Apr, 2011
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
13th Mar, 2011
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.
20th Sep, 2010
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!
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30th Jun, 2010
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.
15th Apr, 2010
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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