Mustard griddled chicken, beetroot & orange salad

Mustard griddled chicken, beetroot & orange salad

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Prep: 15 mins Cook: 15 mins


Serves 4
The mixture of sweet and earthy flavours in this main meal salad makes it a satisfying (and superhealthy) supper

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal205
  • fat6g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs14g
  • sugars13g
  • fibre3g
  • protein24g
  • salt1.09g
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  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken thighs
  • 2 oranges



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  • 2 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
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  1. Put the chicken between 2 sheets of parchment paper or cling film and bash with a rolling pin to flatten. Grate the zest from ½ orange and mix in a bowl with the mustard, 2 tsp oil and plenty of seasoning. Add the chicken and stir well.

  2. Heat a griddle or frying pan and cook the chicken for 5-6 mins on each side until cooked through. Place on a plate to rest while you assemble the salad.

  3. Tip the salad leaves into a bowl. Peel and slice the oranges on a plate to catch any juices. Pour the orange juice over the leaves, add the slices with 1tsp oil and toss together. Add the beetroot, then slice the chicken and add to the salad along with any resting juices. Divide everything between plates and serve.

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14th Sep, 2015
This is so good.
26th Jun, 2013
Totally delicious! I added a sliced avocado which made it even better ;-)
27th Apr, 2011
Pretty good and supereasy to make.
michelle-macdougall's picture
19th Apr, 2011
Made this tonight and it was reallly nice. The chicken was very tasty with just orange and mustard. I added a little balsamic vinegar to the salad leaves at the end. A lovely main meal salad.
25th Feb, 2011
Really delicious (and easy)!
skakule's picture
4th Feb, 2011
Cant wait to make it! Just the thought of this salad served with warmed crusty bread makes my mouth dribble...
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