Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Chicken and Rice Salad

This is a lovely summer salad with so much crunchy goodness! Its healthy but so good that the man in your life wont even notice!!

I made this for the husband and I, but its easy to increase the quantities to make it for more people.

Chicken and Rice Salad

Chicken Marinade:

2 C chopped chicken breast
1 tsp tarragon
1/2 tsp mustard powder
1 Tbsp honey


2 C chopped broccoli
Handful mesclun salad leaves
Handful cashew nuts
2 C cooked brown rice
Few stalks celery
1 Kumara, chopped and roasted with salt + pepper

Honey mustard dressing:

1/2 tsp mustard powder
1 Tbsp honey
1 Tbsp cider vinegar

Firstly, marinade the chicken by mixing it with the other ingredients and leaving in the fridge for around half and hour.

Cook the rice.  Fry the chicken gently.  Place broccoli in a bowl and pour over boiling water.  Let steam for a couple of minutes. This makes it super green and just slightly less crunchy than raw broccoli.  

For the dressing just whisk the ingredients together.

Mix all of the salad ingredients together with the chicken, plate up and drizzle dressing on top.

The recipe looks long, but this is actually a really simple meal to put together, and so yummy!

I think kumara is known as sweet potato outside of New Zealand, am I right?


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  1. Great recipe! I love cooking with cashews. Following you from the blog hop :) Loving your blog!

  2. Found you from the blog hop! This looks wonderful. You have a new follower here!

  3. I was going to ask what Kumara was. Then I saw the pic and knew. This really looks yummy and sounds so healthy. Thanks for sharing with Share Your Cup.

  4. Hi,
    I'm your newest follower via GFC. Please come visit me over at My Sesame Seed Buns sometime!


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