Warm Lemon Chicken Salad
Prep: 25 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Serves: 4
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Juicy chicken lightly tossed in a zesty citrus marinade.
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Ingredients

  • 2 small skinless chicken breasts, fat trimmed
  • 1 lemon, zest and juice
  • 3 tsp honey
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 4 tbs fresh thyme or oregano leaves
  • 1/2 cup currants
  • pepper, to taste
  • 1 lemon, extra, thinly sliced
  • 4 cups baby spinach leaves
  • 2 carrots, peeled into long ribbons
  • 4 spring onions (including green tops), finely chopped

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 200°C (180ºC fan forced).
  2. In a small baking dish place chicken, zest and lemon juice, honey, garlic, herbs, currants and pepper. Toss chicken in marinade to coat both sides then cover with a layer of lemon slices.
  3. Bake covered in the oven for 15-20 minutes until just cooked through and chicken juices run clear. Discard herbs, remove chicken to cool and reserve pan juices.
  4. Place spinach leaves, carrot strips and spring onions in a large serving bowl. Top with thinly sliced chicken, lemon and pan juices. Serve immediately.
Hint
Cover and refrigerate marinated chicken for as long as time permits, from 30 minutes to overnight.

Healthy tip!

Chilli, lemon and herbs add flavour - great alternatives to butter and salt!

Nutrition Information

per serving per 100g
Energy 859 kJ 402 kJ
Protein 20.7 g 9.7 g
Fat, total 2.9 g 1.4 g
— saturated 0.8 g 0.4 g
Carbohydrate 21.3 g 10 g
— sugars 20.7 g 9.7 g
Sodium 61.7 mg 28.9 mg
Fibre 5.2 g 2.4 g

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    This is easy to make and utterly delicious !
    Lucy Forwood
    Posted on: 11 Feb 16

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    This is easy to make and utterly delicious !
    Lucy Forwood
    Posted on: 11 Feb 16

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