Recipe

Courgette & Chicken Salad

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Courgette & Chicken Salad

A fresh, lemony salad of courgette ribbons and sliced Swiss Chard with finely sliced chicken and shavings of Parmesan cheese. So, so delicious!




Ingredients to serve 2

  • 3 x free range chicken breasts
  • 2 tbsp x olive oil for the dressing (from your pantry)
  • ½ x lemon – halve and juice
  • 2 x courgettes
  • 100g x Swiss Chard – slice into ribbons
  • ¼ x red onion – slice finely
  • 40g x pecan nuts – chop roughly
  • 25g x parmesan cheese
  • 5g x fresh mint – strip leaves, chop finely
  • . x olive oil, salt and pepper (from your pantry)
  • . x cling film (from your pantry)

Ingredients to serve 4

  • 6 x free range chicken breasts
  • 4 tbsp x olive oil for the dressing (from your pantry)
  • 1 x lemon – halve and juice
  • 4 x courgettes
  • 200g x Swiss Chard – slice into ribbons
  • ½ x red onion – slice finely
  • 80g x pecan nuts – chop roughly
  • 50g x parmesan cheese
  • 10g x fresh mint – strip leaves, chop finely
  • . x olive oil, salt and pepper (from your pantry)
  • . x cling film (from your pantry)

Method

Step 1

Prepare all the ingredients as indicated above.

Step 2

Using a potato peeler, shave the parmesan cheese into long, thin shavings.

Step 3

Rub chicken with olive oil and season with freshly ground salt and pepper on both sides. Heat a large griddle pan or frying pan on medium to high heat. When hot, add the chicken breasts to the dry pan and pan fry for about 7 minutes per side until done. Remove from pan and set aside to rest.

Step 4

Cut the ends off the courgettes and shave lengthwise into thin ribbons (2 to 3mm) using a potato peeler. Place courgettes ribbons in a large salad bowl. Mix these ingredients together in a cup to make the dressing: olive oil (see quantity above), lemon juice, salt and pepper. Drizzle over the courgette ribbons and toss to coat. Set aside.

Step 5

Using a very sharp knife, slice the chicken breasts as thinly as possible (2 to 3mm). Then add to the courgettes in the salad bowl along with the Swiss Chard, red onion, pecan nuts and fresh mint. Toss well.

Step 6

To serve, divide the salad between the plates.