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CHICKEN CAESAR SALAD And CHICKEN SATAY SALAD

METHOD

  1. Heat oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Tear 1 medium ciabatta into big, ragged croutons or, if you prefer, cut with a bread knife. Spread over a large baking street or trY and sprinkle over 2 tbsp olive oil.
  2. Rub the oil into the bread and season with a little salt if you like (sea salt crystals are best for this). Bake for 8-10 mins, turning the croutons a few times during cooking so they brown evenly.
  3. Rub 2 skinless, boneless chicken breasts with 1 tbsp olive oil, season. Place pan over a medium heat for 1 min, until hot, but not smoking. Lay the chicken on the pan (it will sizzle if it’s hot enough) and leave for 4 mins.
  4. Turn the chicken, then cook for 4 mins more. Check if it’s cooked by poking the tip of a sharp knife into the thickest part; there should be no sign of pink and juices will run clear.
  5. Bash 1 garlic clove with the flat of a knife and peel off the skin. Crush with a garlic crusher. Mash 2 anchovies with a fork against the side of a small bowl
  6. Grate a handful of parmesan cheese and mix with the garlic, anchovies, 5 tbsp mayonnaise and 1 tbsp white wine vinegar. Season to taste. It should be the consistency of yogurt – if yours is thicker, stir in a few tsps water to thin it.
  7. Shave the cheese with a peeler Tear 1 large cos or romaine lettuce into large pieces and put in a large bowl. Pull chicken into bite-size strips and scatter half over the leaves, along with half the croutons.
  8. Add most of the dressing and toss with your fingers. Scatter the rest of the chicken and croutons, then drizzle with the remaining dressing. Sprinkle the parmesan on top and serve straight away.
  9. Pour the tamari into a large dish and stir in the curry powder, cumin, garlic and honey. Mix well. Slice the chicken breasts in half horizontally to make 4 fillets in total, then add to the marinade and mix well to coat. Set aside in the fridge for at least 1 hr, or overnight, to allow the flavours to penetrate the chicken.
  10. Meanwhile, mix the peanut butter with the chilli sauce, lime juice, and 1 tbsp water to make a spoonable sauce. When ready to cook the chicken, wipe a large non-stick frying pan with a little oil. Add the chicken and cook, covered with a lid, for 5-6 mins on a medium heat, turning the fillets over for the last min, until cooked but still moist. Set aside, covered, to rest for a few mins.
  11. While the chicken rests, toss the lettuce wedges with the cucumber, shallot, coriander and pomegranate, and pile onto plates. Spoon over a little sauce. Slice the chicken, pile on top of the salad and spoon over the remaining

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 medium ciabatta loaf (or 4 thick slices crusty white bread)
  • 3 tbsp  olive oil
  • 2 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
  • 1 large cos or romaine lettuce, leaves separated
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 2 Anchovies from a tin
  • Medium block parmesan or grano padano cheese for grating and shaving
  • 5 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinega
  • 1 tbsp tamari
  • 1 tsp medium curry powder
  • ¼ tsp ground cumin
  • 1 garlic clove, finely grated
  • 1 tsp clear honey
  • 2 skinless chicken breast fillets (or use turkey breast)
  • 1 tbsp crunchy
  • (choose a sugar-free version with no palm oil, if possible)
  • 1 tbsp lime juice a little for wiping the pan
  • 2 Little Gem lettuces hearts, cut into wedges
  • ¼ cucumber, halved and sliced
  • 1 banana shallot, halved and thinly sliced
  • generous handful coriander, chopped
  • seeds from ½ pomegranate

 

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