Monday, December 6, 2010

Delicious Chicken Salad

saw this made on Better Homes and Gardens* a while ago, and wrote the recipe down on a scrap of paper. It is so easy, you are kidding if you can't make it :)

If you can't be bothered roasting a chook, you can always buy a precooked chicken from the shop.

Anyways, here it goes:

½ cup natural yoghurt
Good slug of olive oil
Cracked pepper
Sea salt
½ red onion diced finely
Mix all ingredients in a bowl, taste and add seasoning. Add morrocan spice or ras el hanout
½ roast chicken, warm
½ avocado, sliced into chunks
Handful torn basil leaves
Handful of English spinach leaves, sliced
Cracked Wheat or cous cous
Lemon juice
½ large red chilli, sliced finely
¼ cup toasted pinenuts
Soak wheat in water and bring to the boil 3 mins, add 1tbsp ras el hanout spice
<Or soak½ cup cous cous in ½ cup hot water and olive oil and 1 tbsp morrocan spice>

On a serving platter, place
2 handfuls of sliced spinach leaves
Handful of torn basil leaves
Sliced up the chicken meat
Wheat or cous cous
½ avocado sliced into chunks
½ cup Dressing
Mix it all together together
Top with more chicken meat, ½ large chilli sliced, and ¼ cup toasted pinenuts
And squeeze half a lemon over
Nice lunch meal, serve with crusty bread and crisp dry white wine such as Centennial Vineyards Bong Bong Classic White

* Better Homes and Gardens is an Australian lifestyle programme airs weekly on the 7 Network. Recipe by Karen Martini.


  1. Definitely a recipe I will try. Just wait for winter to pass here :-)

  2. yes, its a summer luncheon type dish

  3. saw the exact recipe again on BHG last nite. They must be running out of ideas :)

  4. guess that's a problem you will never have :-)