Chicken salad

Nutritional Information (amount per serving)

Calories
553kcal
Carbs
5.8g
Sugar
4.2g
Fat
38.1g
Saturates
9.2g
Protein
44.6g

Serves 4   Approx time: 55   Difficulty: super easy

Ingredients

For The Chicken

  • 1.3 kg higher-welfare chicken
  • a few black peppercorns
  • a few bay leaves
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin seeds
  • 1 handful of almonds
  • For The Dressing

  • 2 tablespoons fat-free natural yoghurt
  • 3 tablespoons low-fat mayonnaise, made with free-range eggs
  • 2 lemons, juice and zest of
  • 1 cucumber, peeled and diced
  • 1 small bunch of fresh basil, leaves picked and torn
  • To Serve

  • 2 big handfuls of mixed salad leaves
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    Method

    To poach the chicken, place in a large saucepan, cover with water, add the peppercorns and bay leaves and bring to a gentle simmer. Poach for about 40 minutes. If you can, leave it to cool in the liquid. Take the chicken out of the pan, remove the skin and shred the meat. Dry-fry the cumin and the almonds in a hot pan and leave to cool.

    To make the dressing, mix the yoghurt, mayonnaise and lemon zest and juice in a large bowl. Add the chicken, cucumber, cumin and almonds with the torn basil. Mix well and serve.

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