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Lunchtime Chicken Salad

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Introduction

I surprised my mother with this lunchtime chicken salad one day, and she absolutely loved it! The lettuce wilts a little with the addition of the warm ingredients and the warm ingredients really soak up the dressing of the watercress... Mmmm! To serve later in the day I guess it could be spruced up with some finely chopped green chillies in the dressing, but for midday this did fine as is. Serve lukewarm, with crunchy fresh bread and a glass of chilled Chardonnay for ultimate decadence...

I surprised my mother with this lunchtime chicken salad one day, and she absolutely loved it! The lettuce wilts a little with the addition of the warm ingredients and the warm ingredients really soak up the dressing of the watercress... Mmmm! To serve later in the day I guess it could be spruced up with some finely chopped green chillies in the dressing, but for midday this did fine as is. Serve lukewarm, with crunchy fresh bread and a glass of chilled Chardonnay for ultimate decadence...

Ingredients

Serves: 1

Metric Cups
  • 3 handfuls watercress
  • 1 chicken thighs
  • 1 handful button mushrooms
  • 2 handfuls beansprouts
  • 1 handful peanuts (king size)
  • 1 lime
  • oil
  • soy sauce
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 pinch of pepper
  • green chilli (optional)
  • 3 handfuls watercress
  • 1 chicken thighs
  • 1 handful button mushrooms
  • 2 handfuls beansprouts
  • 1 handful peanuts (king size)
  • 1 lime
  • oil
  • soy sauce
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 pinch of pepper
  • green chile (optional)

Method

Lunchtime Chicken Salad is a community recipe submitted by Saskia and has not been tested by Nigella.com so we are not able to answer questions regarding this recipe.

  • Rub the chicken thigh with oil, season with salt and pepper and roast in an oven on high temperature for about 40-50 minutes (depending on the size of it, I guess...).
  • Arrange the watercress lettuce in a flat dish. Mix a dressing out of 2 parts (olive) oil, 1 part soy sauce and one part fresh lime juice. Season with salt and pepper and, optionally, with a finely chopped green chilli. Pour dressing over the lettuce.
  • Halve the mushrooms if quite small, otherwise quarter them. In a frying pan with a little oil, fry the mushrooms with the bean sprouts until brown, and then season with pepper.
  • Pour the mushroom mixture over the lettuce while it is still warm.
  • Take the chicken out of the oven and (if possible, otherwise leave it to cool a little) pluck off the flesh and tear into bite-size bits. Layer over the salad.
  • Lastly, wipe your frying pan and toast the king-size peanuts, for topping your salad. Enjoy!
  • Rub the chicken thigh with oil, season with salt and pepper and roast in an oven on high temperature for about 40-50 minutes (depending on the size of it, I guess...).
  • Arrange the watercress lettuce in a flat dish. Mix a dressing out of 2 parts (olive) oil, 1 part soy sauce and one part fresh lime juice. Season with salt and pepper and, optionally, with a finely chopped green chile. Pour dressing over the lettuce.
  • Halve the mushrooms if quite small, otherwise quarter them. In a frying pan with a little oil, fry the mushrooms with the bean sprouts until brown, and then season with pepper.
  • Pour the mushroom mixture over the lettuce while it is still warm.
  • Take the chicken out of the oven and (if possible, otherwise leave it to cool a little) pluck off the flesh and tear into bite-size bits. Layer over the salad.
  • Lastly, wipe your frying pan and toast the king-size peanuts, for topping your salad. Enjoy!
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