Orange Chicken Salad

    40 minutes

    This flavoursome chicken salad is low fat, low carb, low calorie, super quick, super easy and very colourful. The perfect introduction to healthy eating.

    2 people made this

    Serves: 2 

    • 10 halved cherry tomatoes
    • 1/2 red salad onion, thinly sliced
    • 1 bowl iceberg lettuce, roughly ripped up
    • 1 orange, zested
    • 1 lemon, zested
    • 1 sprig coriander, diced
    • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
    • 2 skinless chicken breasts
    • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
    • 1 pinch salt and pepper, to taste
    • 1 sprig chives, diced, to garnish

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Mix tomatoes, onion and iceberg together in 2 bowls or plates. Add some orange and lemon zest.
    2. Mix remaining orange and lemon zest with coriander and garlic. Set aside.
    3. Take the breasts of chicken and flatten with a rolling pin. Do under plastic wrap to prevent juices flying everywhere.
    4. Grill in oven for about 8-10 minutes. Turn over chicken breasts, making sure the juices run off and that they cook evenly.
    5. After another 8-10 minutes place a slice of orange and lemon on top of each chicken breast and squeeze the juices over. Sprinkle on the zest/garlic/coriander mix.
    6. Allow to cook another 4-6 minutes.
    7. Take out off oven and toss into salads with a bit of lemon juice and tablespoon of balsamic vinegar each.
    8. Add salt and pepper to taste, if desired.
    9. Garnish with slices of orange and lemon, a sprig of coriander and sprinkling of diced chives.

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    Very easy to make. It is the citrus zest that really makes this simple salad, don't be tempted to leave it out! I simply added the balsamic vinegar to the juices left from having cooked the chicken before drizzling over the salad. This would make a delicious summer meal or a lovely light change if you are like me and are craving healthier foods after the Christmas excess...or any excess!  -  05 Jan 2011  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)


    Great start to my new health and fitness regime! Thanks this is perfect, my huband and I enjoyed this light salad alongside a vegetable pasta maincourse it really is delicious, and with no guilt attached  -  28 Sep 2008  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)